The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Friday delegated powers to the ministers of state which they can exercise independently besides the power delegated by the ministers in-charge. According to an official handout issued late Friday, the ministers of state can exercise these powers in the following matters, to approve the transfers of non-gazetted staff, which require approval of the administrative department, as per the transfer policy, to accord administrative approval to the works beyond the competence of HoDs upto Rs 3 crore, to sanction advance withdrawal upto Rs 15 lacs with the concurrence of F A and CAO, to sanction medical treatment outside the state in respect of the non-gazetted staff under the J&K Medical Attendance-cum-Allowance rules, to sanction charge allowance in favour of the offciers/officials, officiating on the higher posts, to sanction deputation of non-gazetted staff to attend the technical conferences, to sanction festival advance in favour of the staff, to refer gazetted and non-gazetted vancancies to the Selection committees/ SSB/PSC, to approve constitution of the Survey Committees for surplus and un-sevicable storesin the departments subordinate to them, to sanction under Rule 18.18 of the J&K Financial Code, 'writing off' of irrecoverable value of stores and livestock lost when thre is no fraud or negligence, to sanction condemnation of old vehicles and recommend purchase of new ones in replacement thereof, subject to budgetary allocation, to approve blacklisting of contractors and suppliers as per the norms laid down under Rule 18. 1 of the J&K Financial code, to lay the reports of different committees, wherever constituted, before the State Legislature, to order withholding of increments under Rule 30 (iii) of the J&K Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules in case of the non-gazetted employees under their administrative control, to sanction expenditure in connection with the ceremonial functions, such as laying of foundation stone or opening of a public building, etc, to sanction honararium in favour of the non-gazatted employees with the concurrence of the Finance Department.
The Chief Minister as per official handout further directs that the transfer and posting proposals of the gazetted officers, which require approval of the administrative department, shall be placed before the Minister-in Charge through the minister of state. “All proposals in respect of the PPP projects and other projects relating the developmental initiatives shall be placed before the Minister-in-charge by the minister of state. All files requiring approval of the Minister-in-Charge shall be routed through the Minister of state, and the files should be disposed off within one week,” the official handout reads. (CNS)