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Amarnath Yatra crosses 2.60 lakh mark


Srinagar, Jul 30: Srinagar, July 30: Today, on the 33rd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 3,827 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage on 28th June 2018, 2 62,314 Yatris had darshan at the Holy Cave.
During last year’s Yatra of 40 days, the total number of pilgrims who visited Holy Cave Shrine was 2,60,003, whereas this year the pilgrimage has crossed this number in 33 days, despite interruptions due to torrential rains.
Governor conveys displeasure over the prolonged delay in the non – regularization of services of Casual Workers
Srinagar July 30: Following the instructions given by Governor N.N. Vohra that the entire process of regularizing the services of casual workers should be speeded up, the Empowered Committee constituted vide SRO–520 had its 4th meeting under the Chairmanship of Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department, and regularized the engagement of 140 persons of various Departments, of whom 10 belong to PWD, 51 to PHE Department, 8 to I&C Department, 7 to Forest Department, 61 to Housing & UDD and 3 to Technical Dducation Department.
Giving further details,Choudhary informed that till date the Empowered Committee has held 4 meetings and cleared 310 cases of various Departments. He further explained that in today’s meeting the cases of 45 persons were rejected for want of the requisite documents as specified in the SRO-520.
Choudhary conveyed the Governor’s serious concern and displeasure over the continuing failure of all concerned Departments to promptly submit all required documents, which has caused delay and denial of their due rights to the claimants. Governor has directed Principal Secretary Finance to send him a list of all the defaulting Departments. All Departments have also been issued directions, yet once again, to speed up the submission of cases to the Empowered Committee for urgent disposal.