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Kumar retains Home as Guv reshuffles portfolios among 5 Advisors  

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Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday carried out yet another reshuffle in the portfolios of his Advisors following appointment of former IGP Farooq Khan as the fifth Advisor recently. An official ordered issues by the Government said Advisor K Vijay Kumar will continue to hold charge of the Home Department. Newly appointed Advisor Farooq Khan has been allocated the portfolios of School Education, Technical Education, Haj and Auqaf, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs, Culture, Agriculture/Horticulture besides Rural Development and Panchayat Raj. As per the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Advisor Vijay Kumar has been assigned charge of the departments of Home, Forest, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Hospitality & Protocol, Civil Aviation, Estates and Information.
Advisor Khurshid A Ganai has been assigned the charge of the departments of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, ARI & Trainings, Cooperative, Floriculture, Tourism, Election, Planning, Development & Monitoring, Labour & Employment and Higher Education.
Advisor, K Skandan has been assigned the charge of the departments of Information Technology, Industries and Commerce, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Ladakh Affairs, Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Transport and Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs.
Advisor Kewal Kumar Sharma has been assigned the charge of the departments of Public Works (R&B), Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control, Power, Finance, Housing & Urban Development and Science and Technology.
Papers related to General Administration Department shall be submitted by the Chief Secretary directly to Governor, it added.

Advisor (K) Advisor (G) Advisor (KS) Advisor (S) Advisor (F)
Home Food,       Civil Supplies      & Consumer Affairs Information Technology Public    Works (R&B) School Education
Forest,   Ecology & Environment ARI & Trainings Industries   & Commerce PHE/I&FC Technical Education
Health & Medical Education Cooperative Animal/Sheep Husbandry Power


Haj & Auqaf
Youth   Services & Sports Floriculture Ladakh Affairs Finance Social Welfare
Hospitality     & Protocol Tourism Revenue Housing       & Urban


Tribal Affairs
Civil Aviation Election Disaster



Rehabilitation &


Science       & Technology Culture
Estates Planning, Development & Monitoring Transport Agriculture/ Horticulture
Information Labour        & Employment Law, Justice &



Rural Development & Panchayati Raj
Higher Education


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