Finance Minister Altaf Bukhari orders roll back of Haseeb Drabu’s PAO system


After holding the additional charge of the Finance Ministry, Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday ordered the deferment of Pay and Accounts Office (PAO) System till March 2018, citing technical difficulties and inconvenience to the public.

The order reads that “we may keep in abeyance the implementation of PAO System till March 31, 2018, in the first place.”

Education Minister Altaf Bukhari was on Tuesday given additional charge of Finance, Labour and Employment departments. The additional responsibility for Altaf Bukhari comes a day after Haseeb Drabu, the ex Finance Minister was removed from the cabinet of the Chief Minster, Mehbooba Mufti.

“In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Jarnmu and Kashmir Government Business Rules and as an interim measure, I, Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir, do hereby assign the charge of the Departments of Finance, Labour & Employment to Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari in addition to the Government Business already assigned to him,” the government order read.