DC Srinagar orders shifting, establishment of offices of 18 Naib Tehsildars, 1 BDO
Srinagar, Nov 23:
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Saturday issued orders
for relocation of offices of 18 Naib Tehsildars (Executive Magistrates) and one
Block Development Officer of the district to their original designated places.
It should be
noted that most of the offices of Naib Tehsildars and an office of a BDO
created in 2014 were still operating from Tehsil headquarters and had not been
established at designated places.
The DC upon
learning about it during his recent visit to various areas of the district
ordered constitution of a committee headed by the Additional Deputy
Commissioner Srinagar which would furnish details of all such offices operating
from outside their areas of jurisdiction thereby putting public to
Dr Shahid has
directed that the office of the BDO Khonmoh operating from Panthachowk shall
now operate from Khonmoh for which a government building has been earmarked for
shifting of offices.
Tehsildars directed to shift their offices to locations notified by the
government in 2014 include NT Chhatabal, NT Rambagh, NT Gogjibagh and NT
Kothibagh in Tehsil South; NT Harwan and NT Nandpora in Tehsil North; NT Nowgam
and NT Sanatnagar in Tehsil Chanapora; NT Buchwara and NT Khanyar in Tehsil
Khanyar; NT Safakadal, NT Zoonimar, NT Soura and NT Zadibal in Tehsil Eidgah;
NT Khonmoh in Tehsil Panthachowk; and NT Zainakote, NT HMT and NT Batamaloo in
The order is to
ensure decentralization of public service delivery and to minimise
inconvenience to applicants and the general public of the district.
comprising Joint Director Planning, Assistant Commissioner Revenue and Chief
Finance Officer Srinagar Smart City Limited has been constituted to workout
infrastructure requirement for 18 offices of Naib Tehsildars. The committee
will keep in mind modernised service delivery to general public including
digitised revenue extracts, certificates and other documents apart from
convenience of business for visiting applicants across the district.
The ACR has been
directed for immediate hiring of 18 buildings at notified locations for
shifting of offices of said Naib Tehsildars for a decentralized public
administration and also furnish proposal for construction of office buildings
at all these 18 locations to establish Naib Tehsildar offices.
Tehsildars have also been directed to furnish the demand for furniture,
stationery and mobility for these offices to make them functional at an
The decision of
the district administration to relocate 19 government offices is to put in
place a decentralized public delivery system aimed at minimizing public inconvenience,
enhancing efficiency of these government offices and modernizing them with