Jammu, Nov 09: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas Friday convened a public outreach programme here under the aegis of JK Governor’s Grievance Cell and gave on the spot directions to the concerned for speedy redressal of the grievances being faced by the people.
The public outreach was attended by senior officers of the District Administration, Rural Development, Housing and Urban Development, PDD, Relief and other departments
Over 354 people comprising 27 delegations and individuals apprised the Advisor with their issues and sought the intervention of the Governor’s administration in ensuring their redressal in a time-bound manner.
A delegation of left out 2014 flood victims from Khour demanded compensation for the losses suffered on the account of the deluge.
Deputation from Jagti demanded adequate grant-in-aid for establishing old age home at Jagti Township.
Deputation from PattaPloura demanded realignment of the proposed flyover on the upcoming Akhnoor – Poonch Four Lanning Road project.
Another delegation from the Jagti Township raised several demands related to water scarcity, encroachment of migrant property in the valley and sought immediate redressal of the projected concerns.
PHE casual labourers deputation demanded the release of pending wages and early regularization of their services.
A delegation of PDD Engineers demanded redressal of their service matters like stagnation in services, regularization, enhancement in their travel allowances and other issues.
Deputation of contractors of Jammu Municipal Corporation demanded release of their pending liabilities.
All Jammu and Kashmir Kargil Porters Association raised several issues and demanded their early redressal.
Dental surgeon deputation demanded creation of posts for their absorption.
Deputation from Panchgraian demanded construction of bridges and culverts in their area.
Jammu and Kashmir Print Media welfare Association raised several issues related to the media fraternity and sought their immediate redressal.
Ghordi Udhampur deputation demanded up-gradation of School, construction of sports stadium and Tehsil status in their area.
Deputation of international Human rights organisation raised issues of drug menace in the state and sought immediate redressal measures. They also raised several issues related to refugees.
All Jammu and Kashmir Christian United Federation raised several issues related to the Christian community and demanded Gazetted holiday on the occasion of Good Friday in Jammu Province.
Several other deputations and individuals also raised issues related to PDD, RDD, Housing and Relief and sought immediate redressal of them.
Advisor directed officers for prompt redressal of the projected issues concerning public and maintained that instructions have already been passed to the officers and executing agencies to ensure that the public does not suffer for want of the essential services.
DEO Baramulla reviews Panchayat poll arrangements
Baramulla, Nov 21: District Election Officer (DEO) Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the smooth and fair conduct of Panchayat Polls scheduled on November 24.
On the occasion, a thorough discussion with regard to the necessary arrangements including the deployment of poll staff, transportation of polling material, heating and lighting arrangements, security arrangements at the polling stations and other requisite arrangements was held.
Emphasizing for maintaining close coordination, the DEO stressed for working with synergy and enthusiasm so that elections are conducted in a free and fair manner. He directed for the deployment of polling staff and material well in advance at the respective polling stations, adding that such an exercise will help in conducting the polls in a hassle-free manner.
Meanwhile, the DEO was briefed by the Deputy District Election Officer that in district Baramulla polling in two blocks has been scheduled in Phase-III in which 51 candidates for 15 sarpanch halqas and 151 candidates for 113 panch halqas are in the fray. He informed that 116 polling stations have been established wherein about 18754 eligible voters can cast their votes.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba, SSP Sopore, ACR Baramulla, District Panchayat Officer, Observers, ROs, AEROs, and various other concerned were present on the occasion.
Forest deptt plants 500 saplings in Langate
Srinagar, Nov 21: Forest Department North Circle planted 500 saplings in Langate Forest as a part of plantation campaign “Reforest Kashmir”, initiated by the department to increase green cover and boost public participation.
According to the official handout, under the campaign, a plantation programme was organized in compartment No. 12/ Rfd (Braman Rafiabad) of Langate forest division where 500 saplings were planted. The programme was attended by newly recruited forest guards, civil society members and students of the local area.
Speaking on the occasion, DFO Langate Forest Division Waseem Farooq Mir (DCF) emphasized the importance of planting local species and also imparted training about plantation techniques to the participants.
DFO Baramulla Forest Division Parvaiz Ahmad Wani and Deputy Director Forest Protection Force Kupwara Sarwar Shah were also present on the occasion and interacted with the participants.
Irfan Rasool Conservator North Circle said that such drives will continue in North Circle for increasing green cover of Kashmir.
DC Leh appreciates female participation in election training
Leh, Nov 21: A day-long election training programme for the female employees was organized today at Conference Hall of DC, Leh Wednesday under the supervision of District Panchayat Election Officer/ Deputy Commissioner, Leh Avny Lavasa.
The master trainer, Dr. Stanzin Rabgyas and Dy. District Panchayat Election Officer, Leh Dr. Udham Dass gave detailed training to them about every procedure of elections and urged them to perform the duties with utmost dedication and sincerity to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.
DC Leh Avny Lavasa appreciated the female participation for voluntarily performing the election duties. “Taking a new task apart from the routine work would give an opportunity of new experiences in life,” she said and asked the female trainees to do the election duties with full knowledge and greater responsibility. She urged to look for the possibility of framing at least 2-3 polling parties for the 3rd phase of Panchayat elections in Leh comprising of female officials only, saying that it would be a new inventiveness from Leh district. Lavasa wished the female participants all the best and hoped that female employees of Leh district would perform election duties with greatest confidence and commitment.
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