Darbar Move offices to open on Monday
The Darbar Move offices will open here on May 8, Monday amid the tight security.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will be accorded traditional ‘guard of honour’ on her arrival at the civil secretariat on Monday by the police contingent.
According to officials while the timing of the Civil Secretariat offices will be between 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, the offices which are located outside the Civil Secretariat will function between 10 a.m. to 4 pm.
Earlier the offices observing five-day week closed at Jammu on 28 April (Friday) while the other offices observing six-day week l closed on 29 April. The government has directed that no moving employee shall occupy any government accommodation at Jammu except for the bonafide use of their families after the intimation was given to the Estates department.
The government has also directed that all the administrative departments shall detach the staff from the subordinate offices of the Jammu Division.
Last year the offices observing five-day week closed at Srinagar on 27 October while those observing six-day a week closed on 29 October and the offices had reopened at the winter capital in Jammu on 7 November.
Authorities have made all necessary arrangements to ensure smooth functioning of the offices in the here, including providing the accommodation to the employees as well as ensuring proper sanitation in Estates colonies in the Civil Line areas of the city where government employees and other officials
While most of the Kashmir-based government employees associated with the Civil Secretariat and other departments have already arrived after the offices closed in Jammu, the employees who are the residents of Jammu have started arriving here for the last few days, said an official.
The administration is also busy from the last two weeks in giving the summer capital a face-lift, to ensure completion of all repair and renovation work while road crossings and barricades have been painted in several areas.
Durbar move is a century-old tradition that is prevalent from the Dogra rule in the state and takes place twice a year as the administration shifts between Jammu and Srinagar in view of weather conditions. This however leaves the state exchequer heavily burdened.