SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 02: Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) Dheeraj Gupta today chaired a meeting to review physical and financial status of centrally sponsored schemes/ missions and State CAPEX budget.
The meeting was attended by presidents, vice presidents, councilors and Chief Executive Officers of Municipal Committees of Kashmir valley along with senior officers of HUDD.
A threadbare discussion was held on various ongoing projects and schemes being executed by the department and their financial status.
The meeting was called to give awareness among elected representatives regarding the ongoing projects, schemes run by state government with the financial assistance of the central government as well as under State CAPEX budget. The aim of the schemes was to deliver the funds for the infrastructure development at the grass root level in a transparent manner by adoption of DBT, PFMS systems and bridging the gaps between the people to government and Government to people in cordial manner.
Under AMRUT scheme, against the allocation of Rs 593.31 crore, the central government has released, Rs 265.14 crore, out of its share of Rs 333.75 crore. The State government has released Rs 45.25 crore against its share of Rs 59.31 crore. The total utilization of funds under the scheme is Rs 277.80 crore for 91 projects.
In respect of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir (ULBK), 13 projects under AMRUT in Anantnag Town were taken up, out of which five have been completed at an estimated Rs 51.71 crore.
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, 100 % targets have been achieved with the financial support of Rs 1851 crore.
Under the Mission, PMAY-HFA, against the release funds of Rs 89.70 crore, Rs 52.85 crore have been spent in Jammu and Kashmir under BLC component till date.
With regards to the physical and financial status of various projects under Languishing and 14th FC, the meeting was informed that Rs 10825.17 lakh have been released to complete these Languishing projects and Rs 5606.72 lakh have been released under 14th FC.
The meeting was told that Rs 365.00 lakh are being spent on the development of various Bus Addas, Community Town Halls and installation of street lights during the year 2019-20.
In order to address the issue of Solid Waste Management, the meeting was informed that the department has adopted a cluster based approach on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Six clusters comprising of 28 Municipal Council Committees out of 42 Municipal Council Committees of Kashmir were identified for the purpose.
The Principal Secretary stressed upon the Municipal Communities to enhance checking of adulteration in food items and other civic amenities in a sustainable manner by way of exploration and utilization of the available resources at the local level.
He said that the benefits of the schemes initiated by the administration must reach to grass root level. He stressed upon the elected members to remain in touch with the people at the ground level so that their grievances and problems would be addressed properly and promptly.
Govt inaugurates 15 power projects in Jammu & Kashmir
Union Power Minister RK Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik have jointly inaugurated 15 power projects and laid the foundation stone for 20 others worth 10,000 crore rupees in the state. Addressing a function in Srinagar, Power Minister said, the government is working to ensure 24 hours electricity supply to all the citizens of the country, including in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. He said, the power supply in this winter will be much better than in the past.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Satya Pal Malik said development works in Jammu and Kashmir will prompt People of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to revolt against Islamabad and join India.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said that the transition of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to Union Territories will be smooth. He said, any arrangement or mechanism which evolves will be in the best interest of all the stakeholders. Dr Jitendra Singh was addressing the Annual Conference of Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries of all States in New Delhi yesterday.
How can PSA be slapped against Farooq Abdullah: Hasnain Masoodi
How can PSA or Public Safety Act be slapped against National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah who has been in public life for 50 years, someone who has been an MP, and a three time Chief Minister, asks National Conference MP Justice Hasnain Masoodi in an interview with IANS.
“Dr Abdullah has put forth the Kashmir case for India before the international fora. Can he be a risk to the public order and security of the state? Nobody will agree to this,” Justice Masoodi said.
Justice Hasnain Masoodi and his fellow National Conference MP Akbar Lone, who held a meeting with Dr Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah last week said that Farooq Abdullah is not keeping good health, while Omar Abdullah is in good spirits.
“Dr Farooq Abdullah has some health issues. On August 3, there were some concerns about his health. His health may not be worse as compared to the first week of August, but he is not keeping good health. Omar Abdullah is in good spirits,” Justice Hasnain Masoodi said.
Justice Hasnain Masoodi said that the revocation of Article 370 is neither in favour of the state nor the country.
“The scrapping of this Article will widen the gulf between Kashmir and the rest of the country,” Masoodi said.
He said there has been no significant improvement in the situation in Kashmir since August 5, when the article was scrapped and this is drawing international attention.
“Things are the same in Kashmir, though some public transport is plying, mobile phone service continue to remain blocked. There is an information blockade. Landlines have been opened up, but because of the shift to the digital world, most people have disconnected their landlines,” Justice Masoodi said.
JK police announces vacancies to recruit 1,350 female constables
Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir Police will raise 1,350 vacancies for the inducting constables in two women battalions.
“The recruitment will be made for a total number of 1,350 vacancies in 2 women battalions distributed as per guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs, 60 per cent equally for border districts of Jammu and Kashmir and 40 per cent equally for other districts,” J-K Police said in an advertisement notification for the vacancies. The candidates should not be below 18 years and above 28 years in age. They will go through a physical standard test (PST) and written examination consisting of objective questions, it said.
The candidates can fill up an online application form or use the services of common service centres to apply for the post with a payment of Rs 300. The last date for submission of online application form shall be 30 days after the activation of the link which will be notified separately on Jammu and Kashmir police website. The advertisement for the recruitment of constables in women battalions was issued on March 9.