Baseer Ahmed Khan, a 2000-Batch IAS officer of Jammu & Kashmir cadre has been appointed as the fourth advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu. He is currently serving the post of Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir.
The order stating the transfer was issued by Deputy Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh affairs), Anandi Venkateswaran.
Former CRPF DG Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, a 1983-batch officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, was earlier appointed as the advisor to the Lt Governor on January 5, while another IPS officer Farooq Khan and IAS officer K K Sharma were retained as advisors after Murmu took over as the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir last year.
Last year, on June 30, Khan and his twin brother Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Muneer Khan got an identical order of one-year extension of their service on a day they were retiring.