Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT)

SRINAGAR — In a significant move to address the shortage of IAS officers in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government of India on Wednesday inducted 16 officers of the Union Territory into the prestigious service.

As per news agency KNO, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Government of India today issued a notification for induction of 16 officers of J&K Administrative Service (JKAS) into the IAS. This is after a gap of a decade that local officers have been inducted into the prestigious service against promotion quota vacancies.

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These officers have been inducted into the prestigious service against vacancies arising from 2013 to 2018.

According to the notification, Talat Parvez Iqbal Rohella (Commissioner Secretary, Hospitality & Protocol department), Rukhsana Gani (Chairperson, Special Tribunal), Rehana Batul (Commissioner Secretary, Public Grievances), Mir Tariq Ali (Director, Women & Child Development), Amit Sharma (Secretary, Administrative Reforms, Inspections & Trainings department), Nazim Zia Khan (Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction), Shakeel-Ul-Rehman Rather (Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration) have been inducted in the elite service.

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The list of promoted officers also includes Pradeep Kumar (Director, Archives, Archaeology and Museums), Rahul Sharma (Secretary, General Administration Department), Narinder Singh Bali (Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment), Aijaz Ahmad Bhat (Secretary, Labour & Employment ), Hashmat Ali Yatoo (Administrator, Associated Hospitals Srinagar), Majid Khalil Ahmad Drabu (Controller, Legal Metrology), Mohammad Akbar Wani (Secretary, Agriculture Production Department), Sheikh Arshad Ayub (Inspector General of Registration) and Rajesh Sharma (Custodian General).

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