J&K govt makes annual move to Srinagar

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& Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered shifting of different administrative departments from Jammu to


as part of the annual exercise, commonly called

Darbar Move

, to move the functioning of the government back to the summer capital of the union territory.
“The departments whose headquarters will move to Srinagar include

civil aviation

, culture, estates, finance, floriculture, general administration, horticulture, higher education, hospitality & protocol, industries & commerce, information technology, law, justice & parliamentary affairs, labour & employment, public works, social welfare, school education,

skill development

, tourism, youth services & sports,” the order stated.
It said, “Animal/sheep husbandry & fisheries, ARI & trainings, cooperative, disaster management relief, rehabilitation reconstruction, election, food, civil supplies & consumer affairs, forest,


& environment, health & medical education, home, housing & urban development, information,

Jal Shakti

, planning, development & monitoring, power development, revenue, rural development &

Panchayati Raj

, transport and tribal affairs will function from Jammu secretariat.”
Likewise, agriculture production and science & technology would function from both Jammu and Srinagar secretariats, it added.
Pertinently, the tradition of Darbar Move was started by Maharaja

Gulab Singh

in 1872 to escape extreme summer and winter weather conditions in the two regions.

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