Reports on Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary Muhammad Iqbal Khandey has decided to quit over differences with the ruling alliance. “ Khandey has decided to step down as the chief secretary of the state and he is submitting his papers for voluntary retirement,” IANS quoting sources said. Khandey was otherwise scheduled to retire in November. An IAS officer of the 1978 batch, Khandey was made the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir on February 18, 2013 during the National Conference-Congress ruling alliance headed by the then chief minister Omar Abdullah.
2015 Kashmir Despatch