Darbar reopens in Srinagar tomorrow

Srinagar:┬áThe Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to start functioning from here tomorrow for next six months after shifting from winter capital Jammu as part of the pre-independence bi-annual ‘darbar move’ practice, PTI reported.
Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat and other offices closed in Jammu on April 28 and are scheduled to re-open here tomorrow as per the ‘darbar move’ – a century-old practice under which government functions six months each in the two capitals of the state.
The government will function in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, till late October and then move to Jammu – the winter capital – in the first week of November.
Authorities have made all necessary arrangements, including security, to ensure smooth functioning of the offices in the Kashmir Valley, which has witnessed a spurt in militant activities, officials told PTI.
On the reopening of offices, work will begin from 9:30 AM to 5 PM at the Civil Secretariat, the officials said, adding that for other departments located outside the Secretariat, work will be from 10 AM to 4 PM, the report added.
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