J&K govt defers Darbar Move amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Srinagar, April 15: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday deferred the upcoming Darbar Move from Jammu to Srinagar in view of a rise in COVID-19 infections for the safety of employees, Office of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha announced on Twitter.

However, the civil secretariat will function simultaneously both in Srinagar and Jammu “in an equitable manner” even as office functioning will not be affected as files will move electronically between both secretariats in eOffice, the LG’s office said.

“However, Secretariat will function in both Srinagar & Jammu with staff equitably split between two Secretaries will function from both locations in an equitable manner Office functioning will not be affected as files to move electronically between both Secretariats in eOffice,” read the tweet.