BY MOHD MAJID MALIK ,SRINAGAR ,SEPT29—-After rendering unblemished service of 30 years in various capacities, Shri Khurshid Ahmad Bhat, KAS Special Secretary to Government, Planning and Development Department is retiring on superannuation on 30th of September, 2010. In this respect a warm and affectionate farewell was given to him in which senior officers of Government participated which included Principal Secretary, Planning and Development Department Shri Khursheed A. Ganai, IAS, Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment, Shri Farooq Ahmad Peer, IAS, Secretary to Government, Planning an Development Department, Dr. G. R. Gani, IAS, Shri Wali Mohammad Butt, Director General Accounts and Treasuries, Shri Ishtiyaq A. Hamal, Joint Development Commissioner various Directors, Joint Directors and other Officers/officials of the Planning and Development Department participated.
The speakers highlighted the various experience of the officer and acknowledged his management in various crisis and challenging jobs both in field and in Secretariat. Shri Bhat had a unique public relation which earned his popularity in District Doda where he managed the post of DDC with lot of public acclaim. His contribution as Addl. DDC Udhampur is still remembered by the people because for outreaching to the far-flung and remote areas he negotiated the hilly terrain on foot. Over all development of poor especially from inaccessible areas had been his Mission.
Principal Secretary, Planning and Development Department remembered the working of Shri Bhat in District Doda where Shri Ganai was District Development Commissioner and complimented him for his hard work and harmonious relation. He prayed for welfare of Mr. Bhat in post retirement and wished his contribution to the society in future also.