COVID spurt: Darbar move deferred for second time in a row in J&K

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Class X and XII exams postponed

All incoming travellers to be tested at Lakhanpur

Jammu: In view of sharply rising cases of COVID in J&K, the Government on Thursday deferred shifting of civil secretariat and other “Move” offices from Jammu to Srinagar.

Pointing out that the civil secretariat will function at both the places in Jammu and Srinagar with staff equitably split between the two, a tweet from the office of UT’s Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said, adding “Secretaries will function from both locations in an equitable manner”.

The decision has been taken has been taken for ensuring safety of employees, read a tweet from the office of UT’s Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

Office functioning will not be affected as files to move electronically between both Secretariats in eOffice, it added.

Significantly, this will be second time in a row that there will be no annual Darbara move from UT’s winter capital city of Jammu to its summer capital Srinagar. Last year also, it had in view of COVID Pandemic ordered its “Move employees” to work from as is where is basis.

Meanwhile, in view of rising cases of #COVID19, Jammu and Kashmir Government has cancelled the ongoing Class X exams, saying the promotion of students to class XI will be decided on the basis of their performance in the present exams already undertaken by them and fhe marks obtained by them during internal assessment.

Similarly in the case of class XII exam, the State Board of School Education officials said that it has been postponed and it will be reviewed after a month.

The government also ordered to test all incoming  travelers. While the inter district travellers will be tested at Thandi Khui, others will be tested at Lakhanpur, according to Divisional Commissioner, Jammu.