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Accommodation of move employees being restored at Jammu
Srinagar: Four months after cancelling the age-old practice of ‘Darbar Move’ between the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu, the J&K government has modified General Administration Department’s (GAD) order and called for restoring the accommodation for Move employees at Jammu.
Pertinently, in June this year, the administration had cancelled residential accommodations of government officials who would shuttle between the capitals as part of the biennial ‘Darbar Move’.
Now the government has issued a fresh order in which sanction has been accorded to “partial modification” of the order no. 113-Est of 2021 dated 29-06-2021, and restored government accommodation for (secretariat) employees at Jammu.
“Consequent upon the order issued by the General Administration Department vide Government order No. 1133-JK(GAD) of 2021 dated 25.10.2021, 1156 & 1157-JK(GAD) of 2021 dated 28.10.2021, sanction is hereby accorded to the partial modification of Government Order No. 113-Est of 2021 dated 29.06.2021 and restoration of government accommodation at Jammu in favour of all these government employees which were earlier allotted to them by the Estates Department on temporary basis for a period of six months or till the services of the concerned employee is required by the department, whichever is earlier, on payment of rent/license fee as prescribed under rules,” an order no. 51-Est of 2021, dated 03-11-2021 reads.
The order adds that the allottee(s) shall execute the necessary fresh license deed with the Deputy Director Estates, Jammu, in this behalf and also complete all the formalities as required under rules.
“The allottee(s) shall also furnish an undertaking before the Deputy Director Estates, Jammu to the effect that neither they nor their spouse/family member(s) occupied any government residential accommodation, or their own house in Jammu city,” the order said.
“The Deputy Director Estates, Jammu shall handover the possession of the restored accommodation only after verifying the genuineness/authenticity of the allottee(s) from the concerned DDO and furnish a report to the Director Estates within a week’s time positively,” it added.