Despite of timely reminders by the General Administration Department (GAD) for vacating the government accommodations of the Estates department, 400 government accommodations are yet to be vacated by the employees in Jammu.
According to the latest reminder a period of 10 days has been given to the government employees to vacate the Estate department’s accommodations.
The Deputy Secretary, General Administration Department, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, Malik Suhail, has sought the attention of Principal Secretary, Estates department, towards his O.M No EST/ALLT/58/2021-04-Estates dated September 22, 2021 regarding cancellation of residential accommodation at Jammu, Srinagar. He requested him (Principal Secretary Estates) to issue necessary instructions to “all the concerned employees for vacating residential accommodation cancelled in terms of government order No 113-Estt of 2021 dated June 29, 2021, within a period of ten days, if the same has already not been vacated by any such employee.”
An order issued on June 29, 2021, allotment of 2198 government flats and quarters i.e., 1737 in Jammu and 461 in Srinagar to the move employees were cancelled by the Estates department. It was directed to the employees to vacate within 21days. Later, extension was given for 30 days.
A senior official in the Estates Department said that though many employees have vacated their accommodations in Jammu yet over 400 are still to be vacated by the gazetted officials and employees, despite cancellation of their allotments.