According to the Government Order issued by General Administration Department, the Government offices observing five day week shall close at Srinagar on Friday October 31, 2008 after the office hours while as offices observing six days week shall close on Saturday November 1, 2008 after the office hours for annual darbar move. All the offices shall, however, re-open at Jammu on Monday, November 10, 2008. All the departments will send their advance parties on October 25, 2008 consisting of one Gazetted Officer and four or five non-gazetted officials. The advance parties shall start functioning in Jammu on Monday, November 3, 2008. No leave shall be admissible in combination / continuation of move days except in very exceptional circumstances, however, Jammu based employees in move offices shall be allowed special leave in combination of move days to celebrate Diwali festival. The cases for grant of such leave should reach the General Administration Department by or before October 22, 2008 duly recommended by respective departments. No leave application shall be entertained after this date. The departments have been asked to ensure that the boxes carrying records/files are properly locked and keys sent to advance parties at Jammu well in time. The SRTC will make available sufficient number of buses in good condition for transportation of employees on November 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2008 and tickets shall be issued in advance from October 22, 2008 both from Civil Secretariat and main booking counters of SRTC. The SRTC will also make available trucks for shifting of records from Srinagar to Jammu as per the requisition made by the Departments. The SRTC will ensure that one crane two empty buses and two empty trucks accompany the convoy on their respective days so that the employees do not face inconvenience due to any break down of buses / trucks. A mobile workshop shall also accompany the convoy. The Health Department will arrange medical facilities at Qazigund, Banihal, Ramsu, Ramban, Patnitop, Kud, Udhampur and Jajar Kotli on the days when the employees are travel from Srinagar to Jammu. Police will escort the employees and the records convoy all along the route upto their respective destinations. It will also make sure that move convoy gets precedence in crossing the Jawahar Tunnel. No moving employee shall occupy any Government/E.P/ Municipal residential accommodation except under proper allotment order. The employees can, however, retain the Government accommodation allotted to them at Srinagar for bonafide use of their families under intimation to the Estates Department. The moving employees having ration card at Srinagar shall surrender the same to obtain ration card at Jammu. Special Move T.A. shall be paid at the uniform rate of Rs. 5000/- per employee to be drawn and disburse in advance. This special move T.A. shall not, however, be payable to such employees who do not move within the prescribed date. Salary for the month of October in respect of all the employees working in move offices shall be drawn on October 23, 2008. The office timing for Civil Secretariat and Departments located within the premises of Civil Secretariat will be from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and Heads of the Departments located outside the Civil Secretariat observing six days week will be from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The order says that following Departments shall move in full includes all Departments of the Civil Secretariat including Governor’s Secretariat, Personal Staff of the Advisors to the Governor, Director Estates, Department of Civil Aviation, Civil Secretariat Dispensary, Security staff of Civil Secretariat, Civil Secretariat Treasury, Executive Director, Rehabilitation Council of the Social Welfare Department; Financial Commissioner (including Joint Director Statistics in Camp); Director General of Police including CID Organization; Vigilance Commissioner; Chief Electoral Officer, J&K; Director General Prisons; Director General, Fire and Emergency Services; Director Information; Director General, State Motor Garages; Director, Hospitality and Protocol Department with the Catering Staff; Director Accounts and Treasuries; Director Employment; Director Forest Protection Force; Director General Youth Services and Sports; Director Technical Education; Director State Forest Research Institute; Director Tribal Affairs; Development Commissioner Power; Labour Commissioner; Principal Chief Conservator of Forests; Accounts Officer, G P Fund moving cell; Custodian General; Transport Commissioner; Assistant Director/Programme Officer AIDS Cell; Special Officer Auqaf; State Board of Technical Education; Advisory Board for Development of Gujjars and Bakerwals; J&K State Finance Commission; J&K State Electricity Regulatory Commission; J&K State Commission for Women; J&K Police Housing Corporation; One Man Forest Authority; Toshkhana Officer; J&K State Accountability Commission. The Departments that shall move in Camp are Director Family Welfare MCH and Immunization; Director Indian System of Medicines; Director Economics and Statistics; Director Soil Conservation; Director Environment and Remote Sensing; Director Sericulture; Director of Stationeries and Office Supplies with marginal staff; Director Audit and Inspection; Director Horticulture (P&M); Director Handicrafts; Director Geology and Mining; Director Libraries; Director Archive, Archaeology and Museum; Chief Architect; Project Chief IWDP, Hills, Forest Department; Nucleus staff of Commissioner Commercial Tax; Nucleus staff of Funds Organization; Gazette Section of J&K Government Press; Registrar Cooperatives; Subordinate Office of Science and Technology Department; Excise Commissioner, J&K with Skeleton staff; Inspector General of Police Railways; Inspector General of Police Crime; Director Social Forestry; J&K Service Selection Board with staff as determined by the Chairman Board of Professional Entrance Examination as per the staff to be determining by the Chairman; Chairman Pollution Control Board; Board of Unani Ayurvedic System of Medicine; J&K State Commission for Backward Classes; J&K Special Tribunal with marginal staff; Managing Directors of all PSUs with marginal staff; J&K Commercial Taxes Tribunal with skeleton staff; Director Rural Sanitation; DFO, Photo Interpretation Division (Forest Department) with marginal staff; J&K Khadi Village and Industries Board; J&K State Social Welfare Board; J&K Housing Board; Chief Wildlife Warden; Chairman of the Committee for monitoring and ensuring fairness of tests conducted by BOPEE; Chairman of the Committee for fixation of Fee structure of Professional Colleges in the State; Chief Engineer Commercial and Survey Wing alongwith Driver; J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages with 26 employees; Director Handloom Development Department; Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrant); Directorate of Fisheries.
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