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Adv Kumar, CS review dev scenario in Chrar-e- Sharief

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Budgam, Nov 11: As part of the Governor Administration’s efforts to reach out to the general public, Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam today visited Chrar-e-Sharief where a large number of public deputations met them and projected their demands.

The Public Darbar was also attended by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir SP Pani, District Development Commissioner Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh, ADDC Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Sanai, ADC Budgam Khursheed Ahmad Shah, SDM Chadoora, Aziz Ahmad, district/sectoral officers and Tehsil Officers and other concerned.

On the occasion, various deputations put forth various demands particularly up-gradation of power receiving stations, improvement of electricity and supply of drinking water facilities, development of playgrounds, indoor stadiums, establishment of Fruit Mandies and cold storage facility, up-gradation of schools and health centers, availability of sufficient staff at different health centers in Chadoora Sub Division, construction of bridge, Pilgrim House and shopping complex and enhancement in the developmental funds under various sectors.

 

The delegations, which met the Advisor, include senior citizens of Budgam, delegations from village Nagam, Pakherora, Dardpora, BK Pora, Chattergam, Kanehuma, Kralepora and other villages, Traders and Market Associations, Bar Association Chadoora, Civil Society Organizations and Youth Delegations, Sumo Stand Association Chadoora, Charari Sharief Shrine and transporters, Fruit Growers Association, Students of Degree College, Trade Union Chrar-e-Sharief and various other deputations of the subdivision.

The student and youth delegations demanded better sports-related infrastructural facilities at their schools and other areas in Budgam. The Fruit Growers delegation demanded the establishment of cold storage at Chrar-e-Sharief for the growers.

The Advisor assured the delegations that all their issues raised during the Public Darbar shall be taken with the concerned departments to ensure their resolution and the Government shall explore the possibility of construction of filtration plant at Chrar-e-Sharief, bridge over Sukhnag, Court Complex at Chadoora, Pilgrim House and Shopping Complex for displaced shopkeepers.

The Advisor stressed on expediting the work ongoing developmental and public utility projects and passed on-spot directions to the concerned to ensure the speedy redressal of issues raised by the deputations.

He also emphasized on prompt delivery of public services and directed officers to ensure completion of all pending/languishing developmental projects within the stipulated time frame.

A large number of respectable citizens from many areas of the district turned up with their grievances, demands and suggestions.


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Guv admin concerned over slow pace of developmental works

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Srinagar, May 25: Expressing serious concern over the slow pace of developmental works in Jammu and Kashmir, the governor administration has directed the heads of departments to remove the bottlenecks for the execution of the works at the earliest.
Funds worth cores of rupees lapse annually due to its non-utilization in the state.
Despite clear directions for the timely utilization of funds, the developmental works suffer mainly due to the lackadaisical approach of the authorities.
An official document accessed by The Kashmir Monitor reveal that the Advisors to Governor, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to Finance Department, in a meeting with the administrative secretaries, expressed serious concern over the slow pace of developmental works.
“Principal Secretary expressed concern regarding the pace of expenditure during the first month of current financial, primarily due to the Model Code of Conduct. He emphasized the need to catch up with the lost time,” the document reads.
The Advisors directed all the administrative secretaries and deputy commissioners to point out “issues faced by them” in execution of the works in a time-bound manner.
Chief Secretary directed the deputy commissioners to identify causes of delay in the works in consultation with all the departments and resolve the problems.
“All the Advisors stated that allotment of works on nomination was highly undesirable. Principal Secretary Finance stated that such practice defeats the purpose of actual discovery of price and is against norms and canons of financial propriety, and should be strictly avoided,” the document reads.
Officials also pointed out that the bills are not being furnished on time for the incomplete projects. This was viewed seriously by the senior officers and administrative secretaries were requested to own up these works at the earliest.
Sources said the dismal performance under PMDP was also viewed seriously and departments were advised to identify and remove bottlenecks so that works under the project are executed on time.
Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Arun Kumar Mehta, also wrote to the district development commissioners to furnish the yearly district action plans.
“All district development commissioners shall initiate tendering process immediately after the end of model code of conduct to ensure that process is completed before March 31. The annual maintenance contract should be based on the rate of contract as per laid down rules and regulations,” the order reads.

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Kashmir University: Sunday exams as per schedule, Monday’s postponed

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Srinagar, May 25: All Kashmir university examinations to be conducted on Sunday will be held as per the schedule while the examinations scheduled for Monday have been postponed, said an official of university.
“All the examinations scheduled on Sunday will be as per schedule. However, the examinations scheduled on Monday have been postponed and will be held on 29 June now,” Controller Examination, Professor Farooq Mir told The Kashmir Monitor.
“We learnt that due to the internet blockade, students were not able to download their admit cards, so we have rescheduled examinations that were held on Monday,” he said.
Kashmir observed a complete shutdown for two day following the death of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Chief, Zakir Musa on Friday morning. Authorities had imposed restrictions in various parts of the valley and closed all the educational institution will remain till Sunday.

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Restore administrative seniority as per recruitment rules: DAK to Govt

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Srinagar, May 25: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Saturday welcomed the steps taken by the administrative department of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) department regarding restoration of administrative seniority in health department.
In a statement, DAK spokesperson said the decisions “will instill new energy and confidence among medical officers and consultants.”
“Even though the pace in restoration of administrative seniority is slow, doctors across the state hope that the steps so initiated in last couple of months will be taken to the logical end,” the spokesperson said.
President, DAK, Dr Suhail Naik, as per the spokesperson, said that that the Association has, time and again, demanded the restoration of administrative seniority in health department as per regulations drafted strictly in recruitment rules for appointing such officers.
“In peripheral hospitals it has been observed that it becomes difficult for senior doctors to work under administrative officers, who are junior to them, which leads to indiscipline and unworthy work culture,” Dr Naik was quoted saying by the DAK spokesperson.
The spokesperson said it has been brought into the notice of DAK that some junior doctors “for their vested interests are using their relatives to garner support in front of higher ups so that they can be again re-appointed as administrators in health department.”
“We request the authorities that neither any relative of any doctor nor the general public must influence or interfere in appointing any junior doctor as administrator, this cannot be accepted nor tolerated,” the DAK spokesperson said.
DAK urged Advisor, K Vijay Kumar and Principal Secretary Attal Dullo to further look into the matter and bring some pace in restoration of Administrative Seniority in Health Department as per recruitment rules so that this long pending demand of the doctors is met once for all.

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