In order to harmonize J&K Competitive Examination with the All India Service Examination, the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the notification of the Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 2018, along-with the Syllabus.
Presently, the scheme of examination, along with the syllabus for the preliminary and main examination is replica of the old scheme/syllabus of UPSC. However, in 2011, UPSC changed the scheme and syllabus for examination for selection to the All India Services.
The shifting to the new UPSC pattern in vogue will facilitate large number of candidates from the state to simultaneously prepare for both the Combined Competitive Examination conducted by J&K PSC and that conducted by UPSC. This will further increase the chances of candidates belonging to the state to clear the prestigious UPSC Civil Services Examination.
The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the promotion of IAS officers of 2005 batch viz M Raju, Manzoor Ahmad Lone and Bashir Ahmad Bhat to the Selection Grade of IAS w.e.f 01.01.2018 and IAS officers of 2014 batch viz Doifode Sagar Dattatray, Rahul Yadav and Owais Ahmad to the Senior Time Scale of IAS w.e.f 01.01.2018.
The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the promotion of IPS officers of 2000 batch of J&K Cadre viz S P Pani, Basant Kumar Rath and Gh. Hassan Bhat to the Super Time Scale-(ii)-IGP-Level 14 in the Pay Matrix, with effect from 01.01.2018.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Deepak Kumar Salathia (IPS: 2004) to the Super Time Scale – (i) DIG w.e.f 01.01.2018.
Cabinet also accorded sanction to the placement of officers of 2005 batch of J&K Cadre viz Rafeequl Hassan and Vijay Kumar in the Selection Grade of IPS w.e.f 01.01.2018.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of IPS officers of 2014 batch of J&K Cadre viz Amritpal Singh and Dr G.V.Sundeep Chakravarthy to the Senior Time Scale of IPS w.e.f 01.01.2018.
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Ravi Kumar Kesar to the post of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) (Head of Forest Force) in the Apex Scale of Rs 80,000 (fixed) w.e.f 01.07.2017.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Manoj Pant, P.K.Singh and B Sidhartha Kumar to the post of PCCF in the pay scale of Rs 75500-80,000 (HAG+) w.e.f 01.07.2017.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of B K Singh, Jigmet Takpa, S K Gupta, Sarvesh Rai, N P Singh, Asaf Mehmood, Nissar Ahmad Darzi and A K Gupta to the post of Additional PCCP in the pay scale of Rs 67000-79000(HAG) with immediate effect and S Senthil and Sameer Bharti to the post of Chief Conservator of Forests in the pay scale of Rs 34700-67000+10,000 w.e.f 27.04.2017 and 04.07.2017 respectively.