The bungalows for ministers, VIPs and the Chief Secretary on the Wazarat Road and Residency Road in Jammu will be also be given a face-lift on the eve of the ‘Darbar Move’ at a cost of nearly Rs 30 lakh. Aug 21, 2019, 08.40 AM ISTAFPThe Darbar move usually sees the administration functioning from Srinagar till late October and move to Jammu in the first week of November.Srinagar to Jammu in the new Union TerritoryThe government has notified October 31, 2019, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, as the date when the new UT of J&K will come into effect. The Darbar move, which usually sees the administration functioning from Srinagar till late October and move to Jammu in the first week of November, will coincide with the notification date this time implying it will start functioning in Jammu when the new UT stands notified on October 31.
Jammu would be set for grand welcome for the administration’s shift to the winter capital this time. Both the main and mini building of the civil secretariat in Jammu are being face-lifted at a cost of around Rs 42 lakh while the legislative assembly and council building will be given a fresh coat of paint at a cost of about 8 lakh on eve of the Darbar Move as per bids floated by the J&K Estates Department. The latter building in Jammu will, however, have few occupants in the winter if elections are not held by then.
The bungalows for ministers, VIPs and the Chief Secretary on the Wazarat Road and Residency Road in Jammu will be also be given a face-lift on the eve of the ‘Darbar Move’ at a cost of nearly Rs 30 lakh. The RTI Complex and the State Accountability Commission Complex in Jammu will get a fresh coat of paint for Rs 8 lakh. The central Right to Information (RTI) Act is getting applied to J&K for the first time. The various government flats and bungalows on Jammu’s Gandhi Road and Canal Road will also be painted afresh at a cost of over Rs 1.5 Cr before the government officials land here from Srinagar before the Darbar move. The J&K Estates Department will execute these projects.
Last year, the administration under Central rule had worked in Jammu till October 26 and reopened in the winter capital Jammu on November 5. A senior government official told ET that some of these refurbishing works are routine and done each year in both Jammu and Srinagar on the eve of the centuries-old bi-annual Darbar Move.
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