Srinagar, Jul 18 : After appointment of former IAS officer Farooq Ahmad Khan as fifth advisor, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik reassigned the departments to his advisors, an official spokesman said late Wednesday night.
As per the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Advisor Vijay Kumar has been assigned charge of the department of Home, Forest, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Hospitality & Protocol, Civil Aviation, Estates and Information.
The spokesman said advisor Khurshid A Ganai has been assigned the charge of the department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, ARI & Trainings, Cooperative, Floriculture, Tourism, Election, Planning, Development & Monitoring, Labour & Employment and Higher Education.
Advisor K Skandan has been assigned the charge of the departments of Information Technology, Industries and Commerce, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Ladakh Affairs, Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Transport and Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs.
The spokesman said advisor Kewal Kumar Sharma has been assigned the charge of the department of Public Works (R&B), Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control, Power, Finance, Housing & Urban Development and Science and Technology.
Advisor Farooq Ahmad Khan has been assigned the charge of the Department of School Education, Technical Education, Hajj and Auqaf, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs, Culture, Agriculture/ Horticulture and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj.He said papers related to General Administration Department shall be submitted by the Chief Secretary directly to the Governor.(UNI)