PULWAMA — Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary (IAS) on Thursday assumed the charge as Deputy Commissioner Pulwama in the southern district of Kashmir valley.
Immediately before having a formal introductory meeting with the officers, Baseer-Ul-Haq inspected various units of the Administrative Complex and impressed upon the officers and officials to work with ‘added dedication’ and ‘zeal’ to fulfil the aspirations of the people.
Besides, he also urged for ‘accessible’ and responsive administration, and called effective grievance redressal a priority.
Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary earlier served as Deputy Commissioner, Kargil. He was later recalled from the Union Territory of Ladakh and posted in Jammu and Kashmir. Mr Chaudhary was awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department.
On Tuesday (March 16), the Jammu and Kashmir administration ordered a major reshuffle in administration, transferring and posting at least 34 officers with immediate effect. As a consequence, Baseer-Ul-Haq was posted as Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama.
Dr. Raghav Langer (IAS), who served as Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, was transferred and promoted as Divisional Commissioner Jammu.
About Baseer-Ul-Haq (IAS)
Born in a small hamlet Kalas in Thana Mandi tehsil of Rajouri district, Baseer-Ul-Haq did his basic schooling from his native area. After passing higher secondary exams from Rajouri, he cracked CET and got admission in Government College of Engineering and Technology (GCET).
He completed his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science while his quest for knowledge propelled him to have Master’s degree in Public Administration. He ultimately prepared for Civil Service Examinations.
Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary’s laborious hard work paid off when he qualified Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) Examination in 2013. After training, he was placed at the disposal of Rural Development Department and subsequently, posted as BDO Banihal, Khari and Ramban.
Despite having a hectic schedule, the officer remained consistent and determined for his ultimate goal to crack Indian Administrative Service (IAS) exams. He appeared in Civil Services Examination in 2014 and came out with flying colours by securing All-India Rank of 46.
As an IAS officer, his first posting was SDM Dudu Basantgarh in Udhampur and thereafter assumed charge as SDM Uri.