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Omar wants PAO system implemented in J&K

IANS  |  Jammu 

Former on Wednesday sought the intervention of the and the Union to have the Pay and (PAO) system implemented in and Kashmir after it was put on hold a day ago.

Syed Altaf Bukhari, the new Finance Minister, on Tuesday ordered to put on hold the implementation of the PAO system till March 31.

Reacting to this decision, Abdullah sought the central government's intervention.

"@PMOIndia and @FinMinIndia need to take a long, hard look at the reasons behind the sudden and arbitrary reversal of the PAO system that had been introduced in and Kashmir," the said in a tweet.

In another post on his widely followed handle, Abdullah chided the PDP-BJP ruling coalition for hyping the PAO system as a novelty that would dispense with the centuries old treasury system in the state.

"For three years the was told that this reform would be a major step towards transparent use of funds.

"A measure approved by legislative vote has been overturned by a mere government order," Abdullah said.

Envisaged and championed by the state's former who was sacked by on Monday, Drabu's successor, ordered on Tuesday that the system be put on hold till March 31.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:56 IST