Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Friday welcomed the appointment of the new Chief Secretary of J&K Arun Kumar Mehta and bid farewell to his predecessor and incumbent BVR Subrahmanyam for his new assignment in the Commerce Ministry at the Centre.
As Arun Kumar Mehta (IAS) has been appointed a new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, KCCI President, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad and General- Secretary Farooq Amin have hailed the appointment and expressed expectations and high hopes from the new Chief Secretary.
A KCCI spokesperson said the appointment have come at a time when the J&K is going through successive lockdowns triggered economic crisis, and is reeling under pandemic lockdown. It has expressed full hope in the administrative capabilities of Arun Kumar Mehta to bail out Kashmir out of economic crisis.
As Arun Kumar Mehta has more than three decades of experience in bureaucracy with key positions in J&K and Centre, the KCCI has expressed high hopes from his administrative acumen and experience.
As previously he has held key positions in J&K as DC Baramulla, power secretary of Jammu and Kashmir before proceeding onto his central deputations. His tenure in Kashmir is remembered for his several initiatives like fast track development process to bringing accountability and transparency in governance.
Further, KCCI has expressed joy and hope at the appointment of BVR Subrahmanyam in the Commerce Ministry the KCCI. The traders’ body said it has high hopes that outgoing Chief Secretary will represent Kashmir at the centre as he is aware of the economic situation in the UT of J&K.