Darbar Move

News:For the first time in 144 years, the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) administration has decided to halt the ‘Durbar move’ due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.


  • Darbar move: It is the name for the bi-annual shift of the secretariat and all other government offices in J&K from Srinagar (state’s summer capital) to Jammu (state’s winter capital). 
  • Duration:The secretariat is located in Srinagar from May to October and in Jammu from November to April.
  • Origin:The practice was started by Dogra King Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1872 to escape extreme weather conditions in these places.