BIG Decision for Employees by J&K Government: The government on Tuesday stated that the employees apportioned to the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh would not be considered for promotions or appointments against the posts allocated to the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, except those belonging to the “Joint Services or Cadres”.


It stated that the promotions or appointments in Jammu and Kashmir would be considered against the posts allocated to the UT (J&K) only.

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The posts allocated to Ladakh UT will be excluded while considering any such exercise, except for the services falling under JKAS, JKPS and JKFS already declared as “Joint Services or Cadres” until creating separate feeder cadres.


Similarly, the employees apportioned to the Ladakh UT will be excluded from the “Seniority or eligibility list” and will not be considered for promotions in J&K UT with the retrospective effect from November 15, 2021.


This has been notified by the General Administration Department (GAD) after clarifications have been sought by the Administrative Departments concerning promotion or inclusion of the employees apportioned to the Ladakh UT against cadre strength of J&K UT, after the apportionment of employees between the two UTs. “The matter has been examined in the General Administration Department, and thus the clarifications have been notified for information of all Administrative Departments,” Principal Secretary GAD Manoj Kumar Dwivedi said in a circular.


On November 15, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha had apportioned the workforce between the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh.

As a part of apportionment, in the exercise of powers under Section 89 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, 11189 employees of 33 departments were apportioned to the Union Territory Ladakh.


Dwivedi said it was inter-alia clarified vide Circular No 20-JK(GAD) of 2021dated June 19, 2021, that officers or officials “who are provisionally continuing to serve in connection with the affairs of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh are to be considered for promotions as per the eligibility, by the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir notwithstanding allocation of posts to the Union Territory of Ladakh and against the combined cadre strength or vacancies till final apportionment of employees.”

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