Srinagar, April 21 (GNS): The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought an affidavit by the Law Secretary with regard to creation of promotional posts in the court’s computer section.
A bench of Justices Sanjeev Kumar and Justice Javed Iqbal Wani passed the order after law secretary informed that for want of certain formalities, the proposal could not be considered by the competent authority. The officer submitted that after the High Court completed all the requisite formalities and submitted the financial implications involved in the creation of posts proposed, the matter is being considered by the competent authority. As a matter of fact, the court observed that there is one communication of law secretary with the reply affidavit which indicates that a meeting was conveyed on 19 April 2021 in the office chambers of Financial Commissioner, Finance to discuss issue and take a final decision on the recommendation made by High Court. What is the outcome of meeting, however, is not shared, the court observed, as per GNS.
B A Dar, Sr. AAG, sought four weeks’ time to file fresh affidavit, indicating the decision taken by the law secretary with regard to the creation of posts already recommended by the High Court with all the requisite formalities complete.
On last date of hearing, the court had castigated the Law Department for not filing of status with regard to recommendation made by the court on the issue.
The petitioners, employees appointed as Data Entry Operators in Srinagar wing of high court, have filed the petition, seeking creation of four posts of Selection Grade Data Entry Operators, two posts of Section Officer (Computer), two posts of Assistant Registrar-I and One post of Assistant Registrar-II so that they would be entitled for fair chance of promotion.
They sought a direction from the court that the authorities be directed to remove the stagnation of the petitioners by creating promotional avenues on the analogy as has been evolved in the cases of other categories of posts in the court. (GNS)
Rains lash parts of Kashmir, more expected
Srinagar, April 21 (GNS): Rains lashed parts of Kashmir Valley even as minimum temperatures rose amid cloud cover, officials said on Wednesday.
A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar received traces of rain while it recorded a low of 10.4°C against 8.9°C on the previous night. It was 1.5°C above normal in the summer capital of J&K.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 2.0mm of rain during 24 hours till 0830 hours and recorded a low of 7.4°C against previous night’s 4.9°C, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, received 3.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 5.3°C against 1.4°C on the previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 5.2mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 5.8°C against previous night’s 4.8°C, the official said.
Kupwara in north Kashmir had 0.3mm of rain and recorded a low of 7.7°C against 4.5°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, received 1.6mm recorded a low of 1.4°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
“Fairly wide spread light rain/thundershowers is expected in Jammu and Kashmir,” the official said for forecast for next 24 hours.
For subsequent two days, the official said that “widespread light to moderate rain/thundershowers are expected.” (GNS)
Jammu Bound Traffic On Highwaty On April 22
Srinagar, April 21 (GNS): After remaining closed more than a day, Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with outside world, shall reopen for one-way traffic on Thursday for one-way traffic.
“Tomorrow (April 21), subject to fair weather and better road condition, LMVs (Passenger) shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar on Jammu-Srinagar highway,” a traffic department official said in a statement to GNS.
“Commuters are advised not to travel on Jammu-Srinagar highway without confirming the status of road from TCU Jammu/ Ramban/Srinagar in view of inclement weather prediction issued by Met department upto 22-04-2021.” (GNS)