‘Darbar Move’ Opens In Jammu
JAMMU: Amid tight security arrangements, Civil Secretariat–the seat of Jammu and Kashmir government– and other offices reopened here on Monday after functioning for six months in Srinagar as part of the nearly 150-year-old practice locally known as ‘Darbar Move’.
The bi-annual shift is the first after the state’s bifurcation into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh which came into existence on October 31.
Girish Chandra Murmu, who assumed office as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on October 31 at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar, inspected the traditional guard of honour given to him by a police contingent at the civil secretariat lawns at sharp 9.30 am, marking the opening of move offices here.However, he skipped the customary press conference which was a usual practice by the head of the administration in the erstwhile state and instead straightway went inside the secretariat to embark on his official work.
The secretariat and other government offices closed in Srinagar on October 25-26 after functioning there for six months.
The other offices which resumed functioning here include Raj Bhavan and the Police headquarters.