Sharp rise in COVID-19 cases forces Govt to defer annual ‘Darbar Move’

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Government on Thursday deferred the annual ‘Darbar Move’ in view of sharp rise in COVID19 cases in the Union Territory and ordered that the Civil Secretariat shall function in both Srinagar and Jammu in equitable manner.

The decision has been taken in view of safety of employees as the virus poses threat to people/staff on the move. The functioning of office at Srinagar and Jammu will not be affected because of e-Office.

Office of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on its twitter handle said, “In view of sharply rising cases of COVID in J&K, the Govt has taken few important decisions ensuring safety of employees.. Darbar move deferred because of COVID. Secretariat to function in both Srinagar & Jammu. Office functioning not to be affected because of e-Office”.

“Secretariats will function from both locations in an equitable manner. Office functioning will not be affected as files to move electronically between both Secretariats in e-Office,” it added.

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