Srinagar: Durbar will no longer be held in Kashmir. Every year the capital is shifted from Jammu to Srinagar and then from Srinagar to Jammu. So the secretariat also keeps changing accordingly. In summer, work is done from Srinagar. In the winter season, all the work is done from Jammu. Shifting the office from Srinagar to Jammu is called Darbar. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has decided to stop this 149-year-old tradition. A government order has also been issued in this regard on June 29.
Crores of rupees were spent every year in the affair of the court. Government officials used to get houses in both Jammu and Srinagar. In which he lived for six months and the remaining six months the house remained vacant. Those who did not get a government bungalow used to get a house with rent at an expensive rate. Millions were spent every year just to shift government files.
Government files have been sent by filling in trucks. Last time around two hundred trucks were hired. There have also been allegations of corruption in shifting the court. There was a lot of manipulation in the bill. Government files do not have to be carried, so now it has been decided to convert the files into digital form. About 9 thousand officers and employees travel from Jammu to Srinagar every time. The expenses of living and traveling with them have also been going from the government account. Now in the latest order everyone has been asked to vacate their house in 21 days.
Dogra Maharaj Gulab Singh started shifting the capital in 1872. After that this tradition was stopped. But after 1947 it started again. There is a saying ‘whatever is old seems tempting, but the pain of breaking has to be endured’. But Kashmir has got freedom from years old pain due to the breakdown of the court.