Srinagar, March 20: Legal Metrology Department (LMD) Kashmir has realized Rs 40 Lakh revenue this fiscal.
The information was given here at a meeting chaired by Controller, Ali Afsar Khan.
Joint Controller, Legal Metrology Kashmir V. S. Sambyal , Deputy Controller (Enforcement) Kashmir, Deputy Controller (S.S taxi/Lab), all Assistant Controllers and Inspectors of Legal Metrology Kashmir Division were present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the performance of various districts of Kashmir division was discussed vis a vis the achievements made against the departmental targets fixed for the financial year 2018-19. It was informed that Legal Metrology, Kashmir has realized a sum total of Rs 40, 97,380 as penal sum from various offenders based upon 3576 challan cases that were booked by the officers of the department for the financial year 2018-19. Further, a sum total of Rs. 49, 81,329.00 was realized as revenue on account of stamping of weights and measures.
The department also settled 131 consumer complaints out of 144 complaints received for financial year 2018-19. Directions were passed to all the concerned Officers to double up their efforts so that the target achievement is ensured cent percent by the end of the current financial year. During the review meeting ways and means to improve enforcement work of the department in various districts of the Kashmir Division were also discussed.
Directions were passed to the Officers to ensure timely and speedy redressal of consumer complaints particularly consumer complaints vis a vis cooking gas and other essential commodities. Legal Metrology Officers were directed to ensure proper monitoring of home delivery of cooking gas to the consumers strictly as per rates notified by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India from time to time.
Mehbooba hits out at PM over nuclear bombs remark
‘Pakistan has not kept their for Eid either’
Srinagar, April 22: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse, saying if India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali, Pakistan has not kept its for Eid.
During a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan.
“Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for ‘Diwali’? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya),” he asserted.
Mufti tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”
PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided.
In a statement issued to media, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing airfares, the NEET aspirants are made to face immense hardships for appearing in the exams.
Hanjura said that keeping in view the predicament being witnessed by the student community at large in Kashmir Valley; it is high time for the Ministry of Human Resource Development to allot more number of NEET exam centres in Kashmir Valley so that without any hindrance Kashmiri students could appear in the exams.
Two engineers of PDD suspended in B’pora for dereliction of duty
Bandipora, April 22: An Assistant Engineer (AE) and a Junior Engineer (JE) of Power Development Department (PDD) were on Monday suspended for dereliction of duty and putting general public to inconvenience in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said this afternoon.
They said the engineers were suspended after they failed to adhere to the orders of Deputy Commissioner’s office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience in Ahstengoo village of Bandipora.
They said the inhabitants of village Ashtangoo staged a protest and blocked Bandipora-Sopore Road today against PDD for not replacing the power transformer. However, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza directed both the engineers telephonically to reach on spot and sort-out the issue with the agitators who had blocked the road.
However, the engineers did not adhere to the orders of this office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience. Later it was also found that the concerned JE was absent from duties without any leave as confirmed from the Executive Engineer.