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J&K Govt seeks regular employees’ “choice of posting” ahead of J&K, Ladakh becoming UT

Ahead of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh coming to existence as Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir Administration on Tuesday sought choice of posting from the regular government employees asking them to fill up the forms issued by the General Administration Department and justify the reason of not being shifted. According to official sources, the government has asked all its employees, through their respective officers in different departments, to fill up the forms by October 22 as Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were coming into existence as Union Territories from October 31.

”All the government employees in two UTs Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been asked to fill a form and to justify their stay in their respective government departments,” the sources said. The sources further said that the employees have been told to fill a form with a clarification seeking their choice of posting in either of the UTs, or to transfer them from one UT to another in near future. The form should be submitted with a verification certificate by the drawing and distributing officer, the sources stated.

According to the form, the employee, has to sign on the declaration form that has other particulars that include name of the department, category of post to which the employee belongs, name of the service, employee identification, date of birth, place of work, place of birth, home district as per service book, category status, as to whether the government employee has been confirmed by the government and other important details. All the HoDs have been asked to ensure submission of forms to their respective seniors for further necessary action, ”in case any employee fails to submit his/her form to his immediate officer, it may be assumed that the employee is willing to be shifted to any of the UTs whenever the administration wants to”, the sources further stated.

Pertinent to mention here that adhoc, contractual, consolidated, casual, DRW and NBW employees were excluded from the exercise. There are nearly five lakh government employees serving in different departments in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Government of India on August 5, abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories. (UNI)