Srinagar, Nov 09: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Friday convened a meeting to take stock of arrangements being made for the celebrations of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) in the division.
The biggest congregation of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) will be held at Aasar-i-Sharief Hazratbal. While as large number of devotees are expected to throng Jenab Sahib Soura, Asar Sharief Kalashpora in the district Srinagar, AhamSharief Bandipora, Makhama Beerwah in Budgam, Kabamarg and Khiram-Sirhama in Anantnag and Pinjoora shrine in Shopian district.
The Divisional Commissioner while reviewing the arrangements stressed upon the officers for providing all the requisite facilities to the devotees such as safe drinking water, sanitation, Medicare facilities besides critical care ambulances, un-interrupted power supply, heating arrangements, adequate transport facilities, parking places, adequate number of fire tenders, installation of CCTVs, deployment of magistracy and other facilities on the Milad days.
He also directed for conduct of safety drills around the shrines where large congregations are expected. Besides, he also directed for keeping ready snow clearance machines at the venues.
He asked DCs to setup a control room and depute nodal officers in their respective offices so that people get information regarding the festival. He also called for intensive market checkings to keep a check on black marketing, profiteering, and hoarding.
To ensure proper lighting of the worship places during the auspicious days, Div Com directed for additional facilities of diesel generator sets at Hazratbal shrine. He also called upon SMC authorities to ensure proper sanitation measures at the sanctum sanctorum. He directed the Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar for establishing 5 medical camps at Dargah.
The Divisional Commissioner enjoined upon the authorities of FCS&CA for providing sufficient quota of Rice, atta and sugar to the people.
RTO authoroties were asked to ensure round-the-clock transport services to the devotees especially during night hours across the valley.
The Divisional Commissioner enjoined upon the Traffic Department to streamline the traffic arrangements to facilitate the devotees and ensure better transport facilities and route plan across the valley during Milad days.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Director FCS&CA, CEO Waqaf Board, Chief Engineer PHE, Joint Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Controllers of LMD, Metrology & Food Safety, Superintending Engineers of PHE and PDD, Senior Superintendent of Police Security, Superintendent of Police Traffic, Superintendent of Police Hazratbal, Deputy Director Health Services, SE LAWDA, members of Waqaf Board and other officers whereas District Development Commissioners of Leh, Kargil, Anantnag, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Budgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam participated in the meeting through Video Conferencing.
Congress strong enough to counter divisive forces: Mir
Srinagar, July 16: Stating that Congress party will continue to fight against divisive and exploitative forces in the country and state, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has expressed confidence that people and Congress party in unison will ensure that the forces inimical to multiplicity and rich culture of harmony are defeated miserably.
JKPCC president was addressing series of party meetings at Manzmou, Tangloo, Hiller, Ujroo, Chandoog and Saidiwara in south Kashmir, emphasizing the party leaders and workers to rise to the occasion to defeat the exploitative forces, which are hell bent upon to exploit the people to serve their vested interests.
Describing the Congress Party a formidable force to reckon with, G.A Mir said Congress is capable enough defeat the forces inimical to peace and development in the State, shall continue to fight for the inclusive development of the State, which has received setbacks due to the negligent attitude of BJP Government at Centre.
Mir reiterated Congress party’s stand to maintain secular fabric and communal harmony at all costs and by all means and said the party will ensure defeat of communal and divisive forces, which were pitching the communities against each other in order to divide them on the basis of religion or regions, but the Congress party will defeat them tooth and nail.
“Congress never compromised on people’s urges and aspirations for electoral gains, it will continue to remain committed to fight against the political exploitation by BJP-RSS,” G.A. Mir added and appealed the people not to come under false propaganda of BJP and other opportunist parties, who have exploited them (people) equally for electoral gains.
Er Rasheed asks CB to avoid further delay in investigating Kupwara minor’s killing
Srinagar, July 16: Seeking justice for 8-year-old Umer Farooq who was brutally murdered after being kidnapped from his native village in Gulgam Kupwara last year, AIP president Er Rasheed has appealed for a thorough introspection in the society to get rid of criminal elements.
Speaking on functions at Gulgam organized to pay tributes to Umer Farooq on his first death anniversary, Er Rasheed said. “While it is encouraging that sources within the crime branch claim to have reached very close to the culprits, it is need of the hour to avoid further delay in resolving the mystery. Crime branch must come out with its findings and take the investigation of the barbaric incident to its logical end so that trial in a fast track court is initiated.” Rasheed further added that while entire humanity within and outside state got shocked after the incident but we all need to have a sincere introspection to find out the reasons behind such sick and barbaric mentality that can turn humans worst than the wild beasts.
The society needs an introspection to find out reasons that why it is losing moral values and a huge chunk of youth are becoming drug addicts. Parents, teachers, religious clerics and common masses need to unite and ensure that the entire society is made de-addicted from the menace of drugs, he said.
Non-implementation of ACP has demoralised engineering cadre: Shah Faesal
Srinagar, July 16: Reacting to one day mass casual leave of graduate Engineers, President JKPM Shah Faesal has expressed his solidarity with them and impressed on the state government to fulfill their demands immediately.
“Engineers are the most hard-working people of the State and the brightest of the students would opt for engineering streams. However it is shocking to look at the level of stagnation in the Engineering sector and no serious effort has been made so far to address the career related issues of Engineers,” Shah Faesal said in a statement issued .
“It is a tragedy that even Chief Engineers are working in the pay scale of AEEs and the OPG promotion syndrome has destroyed the Engineering cadre completely. After 30 years of service officers are retiring with the same pension that their fellow employees with one third of their service,” Shah Faesal added.
Shah Faesal lamented that Assured Career Promotion scheme approved by the Government after years of hard work of engineers has not been implemented so far.
He called upon the Government to fulfill its obligations towards engineering cadre immediately and implement the ACP scheme in letter and spirit.
“Engineers are the primary movers and shakers when it comes to developmental activity. A demoralised cadre cannot effectively lead the infrastructure development in the state and therefore Government should immediately take cognizance of the issue,” Shah Faesal argued.