Mufti orders major rejig in Kashmir

Mufti orders major rejig  in Kashmir

Two weeks after the PDP–BJP alliance assumed power in Jammu and Kashmir, the state cabinet on Sunday ordered a major reshuffle in civil and police administration.


The cabinet which met in Jammu under Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, ordered transfers of 18 top Indian Administrative Service officers and 14 Indian Police Service officers besides dozens of Kashmir Administrative Service  officers.

Divisional commissioners and inspectors general police (IGP) of both Kashmir and Jammu region were transferred. Senior IAS officer Pawan Kotwal has been posted as divisional commissioner of Jammu, while Syed Gazanfar Hussain will be the new divisional commissioner of the Kashmir division. S J M Gillani is the new IGP Kashmir zone, while Danish Rana will be the new IGP Jammu zone.

The cabinet also recommended Lateef-ul-Zaman Deva, a senior IAS officer, to the state governor for appointment as the chairman of the state Public Service Commission, the topmost recruitment body in the state.

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