Cabinet approves promotions of IAS officers

Cabinet approves promotions of IAS officers
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Jammu, Mar 20: The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the promotion of IAS officers of 1995 batch viz Rohit Kansal and Shailendra Kumar to the Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of IAS with immediate effect.
Consequent upon their promotion to the HAG of IAS, Rohit Kansal and Shailendra Kumar have been designated as Principal Secretaries to Government in their respective departments.
Promotion of officers in various departments approved
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Dr T S Ashok Kumar, IFS to the posts of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests in the pay scale of Rs 67,000-79000 (HAG) with effect from Rs09.02.2018 on proforma basis.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of five Directors including A K Gandotra, Mohammad Ismail Teli, Satvir Kour Sudan, Tariq Ahmad Khan and S Bilal Ahmad as Director Generals in the Planning, Development & Monitoring Department in the Super Time Scale of Rs 37,400-67000 with GP of Rs 10,000.
Cabinet approved re-designation of Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, Director Youth Services & Sports J&K and Mir Tariq Ali, Director, Sericulture J&K, holding Super Time Scale of KAS, as Director Generals in their respective departments, till such time they hold these posts.
Cabinet also accorded sanction to the promotion of three Private Secretaries of J&K Head of Department (Gazetted) Service namely Mohammad Ayub Dar, Brij Krishen Bhat and Sat Paul Sharma as Senior Private Secretaries, in the pay band of Rs 15,600-39,100 with GP of Rs 6600 w.e.f 5.3.2018.
Cabinet gives nod to adoption of WBCIS for Apple, Saffron, Mango & Litchi
The Cabinet accorded in principle sanction to the adoption of the Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) in respect of Horticulture Crops viz Apple, Saffron, Mango and Litchi for the State of Jammu and Kashmir in addition to “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana” (PMFB) as per the operational guidelines of the scheme circulated by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India w.e.f Kharif 2016 and for implementation in the State by the Agriculture Production Department.
Cabinet directed the Agriculture Production Department to concretize the scheme in consultation with the Finance and the Planning Development & Monitoring Department before its final roll out.
WBCIS uses weather parameters as “proxy” for crop yields in compensating the cultivators for deemed crop losses. Pay-out structures are developed to the extent of losses deemed to have been suffered using the weather triggers.
The objective of WBCIS is to provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of adverse weather incidences including deficit rainfall, excess rainfall, unseasonal rains, dry-spell, wind etc.
Cabinet approves creation of 3 posts in Super Time Scale of J&K Accounts (G) Service
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of three posts in the Super Time Scale of J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service in the pay band of Rs 37,400-67,000 with GP of Rs 10,000, taking the number of posts in the Special Scale and Super Time Scale of the service to 38 and 7 respectively.
Cabinet approves transfer of 93 ha forest land for developmental activities
The Cabinet approved transfer of around 93 hectares of forest land in various parts of the State for undertaking developmental activities in the road, hydro power, transmission, solid waste management, sports and drinking water sectors.
The transfer of forest land has been approved in pursuance to the recommendations of the 103rd and 104th Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) meetings held on 08-01-2018 and 21-012-2018 respectively under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary.