J&K to break Durbar Move tradition, only sensitive files to go to Srinagar this time

In a transfer that’s set to interrupt a 148-year-old custom in Jammu and Kashmir, solely “delicate data” shall be taken from Jammu to Srinagar this summer season as a part of the annual Durbar Transfer train.

The UT administration’s workplaces observing five-day week shut in Jammu on April 30, and people working six days on Could 1. All workplaces, together with the civil secretariat, will reopen in Srinagar on Could 10.

In a round issued on Wednesday, the UT’s Commissioner-Secretary, Basic Administration Division, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, said that “it has been determined to utterly change over to e–workplace by April 15’’ to “enhance effectivity and effectiveness of the federal government and to obviate the requirement of bodily motion of recordsdata/data from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa’’.

The round mentions that each one Administrative Secretaries have been instructed to “compile a listing of such confidential/delicate recordsdata/data, together with recordsdata/data of respective subordinate transfer workplaces, which haven’t been scanned and require to be carried to Srinagar’’. It said, “The quantum of such recordsdata be supplied by all of the departments to the Basic Administration Division by April 15 for approval.”

The round additionally talked about that it has been determined “solely ten vehicles shall be organized for shifting such delicate data/recordsdata to Srinagar’’.

Earlier, tons of of vehicles had been organized each six months to move workplace recordsdata from Srinagar to Jammu throughout winter and again to the Valley in summer season – it led to spending of practically Rs 130 crore for one-way motion finally rely.

All data or recordsdata of assorted departments have been digitised, barring besides some delicate/confidential ones, which shall be carried to Srinagar, the round talked about.

The Durbar Transfer has met criticism from a number of quarters through the years for resulting in waste of crores in a cash-strapped state, now UT.

Final 12 months, a division bench of Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Courtroom, comprising then Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal, noticed that there was no authorized justification or Constitutional foundation for the 148-year-old custom.

Mentioning that the apply has resulted in wastage of large period of time, effort and power on inefficient and pointless exercise, the courtroom noticed that beneficial sources can’t be diverted to non-essential use when the Union Territory is unable to supply even fundamental necessities to its individuals.

The courtroom, nonetheless, didn’t challenge any path to the administration – it ordered the Chief Secretary to put the decision earlier than authorities analyzing the problems raised.

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