By: Ibni Maqbool
Srinagar: The Government of India has asked Jammu and Kashmir administration to submit details about the latest incumbency position of officers posted against sanctioned cadre posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
In a letter to J&K Chief Secretary, a copy of which is in possession of The Precious Kashmir, the MHA’s Union Territories division has written that the latest incumbency position of officers posted in the UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh is not available with it.
“It is, therefore, requested that the latest incumbency position of officers posted against sanctioned cadre posts of IAS/IPS in the UT of J&K and Ladakh may please be furnished to this Ministry at the earliest in the format enclosed herewith,” reads the communication.
As per format annexed with the letter, the J&K government has been asked to furnish details like name and batch of officer, cadre, pay level, present rank, present place of posting, date of appointment to the present posting and contact details (mobile number and email-id).
It is worthwhile to mention that the Government of India promulgated an ordinance in January 2021 to merge J&K cadre with AGMUT cadre.
In March this year, the Centre allocated 193 posts of IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service of AGMUT cadre to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.