Thursday, March 1, 2012

Farooq takes over as Secy School Education

Farooq Ahmed Factoo today took over as Secretary School Education.

A simple but impressive function was organized by the officers and staff of School Education Department in Civil Secretariat to accord heartiest welcome to the new incumbent Farooq Ahmed Factoo and accord touching farewell to the outgoing Commissioner Secretary Naseem Lanker.

Naseem Lankar completed the graduation/post-graduation from the University of Kashmir and worked as Lecturer in Kashmir University, Department of English for nearly two years. She was the first Muslim lady from the state to enter the Kashmir Administrative Service in 1977 batch.

She worked in Education, Planning, Finance, Tourism, Housing and Urban Development Department, Social Welfare, Handicrafts at different levels from Under Secretary to Commissioner Secretary.

She worked as Nodal officer for the 11th Finance Commission and State Government got highest award from the 11th Finance Commission. She was the first Managing Director of Women Corporation, in fact she established Women Development Corporation.

She also worked as Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and was the first lady to hold the post. Apart from attending to the public problems took keen interest in the development works. She put a long tenure in Housing and Urban Development Sector as VC SDA and Comm./Secretary Housing and Development Department.

Among others Special Secretary School Education Arif Ullah, Director School Education Gulzar Qureshi, Additional Secretary School Education R. A. Inqlabi, Director SSA Yasha Mudgal, Director RAMSA Sarmad Hafiz, and other officers and staff of School Education Department were present and lauded the remarkable services of the retiring officer.

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