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‘Guv’s admin committed to ensure holistic dev of Gurez valley’

Monitor News Bureau





GUREZ, OCT 6: Advisors to Governor, K.K Sharma and Farooq Khan today undertook an extensive tour of Gurez valley and took stock of the development scenario. They issued necessary instructions to the officers of various departments to speed up the pace of developmental activities across the region and providing quality services to the people.

The Advisors also convened a review meeting of the officers and took a firsthand account of the status of various developmental works being undertaken in various sectors. They directed the officers to ensure time bound completion of various on-going projects and maintained  that the Governor’s Administration is keen to ensure holistic development of the rural and far flung areas, so that the people living there are provided with quality services.

Advisor Sharma directed the officers to work in close coordination to ensure quality services to the people of the region during harsh weather conditions. He emphasized the need for taking appropriate measures to ensure adequate supply of essentials like fuel, gas cylinders, ration during the winter months in this difficult region.


While responding to the demand of locals regarding increasing air accessibility—especially during winters, the Advisor directed the concerned to explore the possibility of fast pacing the work on the additional helipad, so that more sorties can be undertaken for increasing the mobility of the people coming in and out of the valley.

Advisor Sharma said that the long pending demand of people to have hassle-free electricity would be addressed soon. He directed the PDD officials to extend the electricity schedule to seven hours and also undertake comprehensive measures for augmentation of the power infra in the area and also stock the required amount of diesel and other related items as per the demand.

Several deputations from different areas of the valley also called on the Advisors and projected issues related to development needs of their areas and sought immediate redressal of the same.

While responding to the demands of people, the Advisors  assured to establish new tribal hostel in the valley.  They also reviewed the ration stock availability and directed the officers to make coordinated efforts for providing quality services to the people.

Advisor Farooq Khan, while listening to the grievances of the locals said that the Governor’s administration is committed to address all the pending issues of the area on priority basis. “We have come to you with the message that Government is committed to the holistic development of this area,” Khan told a gathering of locals.

The people accorded rousing welcome to the Advisors at Dawar and Tulail areas  and expressed gratitude for addressing the issues of this far-flung areas.

The Advisors were accompanied by senior officers of various departments.

Pertinently the Governor led administration has been taking remarkable steps to reach out to the people across the State by augmenting several developmental projects.



Adv Bhatnagar calls for judicious use of water throughout JK

Monitor News Bureau



Srinagar, Jan 16: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar released the annual calendar 2020 of Departments of Public Health Engineering and Irrigation & Flood Control here today.

The Advisor  released the calendar in the presence of Commissioner Secretary PHE, I&FC Ajit Kumar Sahu and other concerned officers.

The main theme of the calendar is to highlight the water conservation measures in the households while using water for daily use.


On the occasion, the Advisor complimented the Departments for bringing out the calendar on such a theme which is an essential part of everyone’s daily life.

The Advisor exhorted upon the concerned to focus mainly on educational institutions and public places like bus stops and railway stations besides other utilities while distributing the calendars to further its message.

He also impressed upon the officers to launch a massive awareness campaign for judicious use of water and conservation techniques throughout Jammu and Kashmir.

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DSP arrest: CISF given control of Srinagar, Jammu airports

Press Trust of India



New Delhi, Jan 16: Airports in Srinagar and Jammu are to be “immediately” brought under the security cover of the CISF in view of the arrest of DSP Davinder Singh, a Jammu and Kashmir government order has said. The two sensitive airports are to be “handed over” to the CISF by January 31, the order of the Jammu and Kashmir Home Department to the Director General of Police (DGP) said.

“This issue (CISF security at Srinagar and Jammu airports) has acquired immediacy in view of the recent developments relating to the arrest of Davinder Singh, DSP airport security, for trying to assist militants to travel to other parts of the country,” the order issued on Wednesday said. Police had arrested Singh, a deputy superintendent of police, at Mir Bazar in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday, along with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Naveed Baba and Altaf, besides a lawyer who was operating as an overground worker for terror outfits.

The two airports are guarded by the CRPF and the J-K Police at present. The Union government had last year decided that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will be handed over security of these two airports along with the one in Leh in view of their sensitive and strategic location and the threats it faced related to possible terrorist and hijack attempts.


CISF is the national civil aviation security force and at present it guards 61 airports including the ones at Delhi and Mumbai. PTI had on January 13 reported that the Union home ministry sanctioned about 800 personnel to the CISF in order to take over security duties at the three airports of the newly created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

As per the original plan, the CISF was to take over Jammu airport by next month and the Srinagar and Leh airports after the spell of severe cold ends. However, officials said, keeping in mind the arrest of the DSP and his alleged links, the latest order has been issued which also directs the J-K Police to make arrangements for accommodation, transport and other logistical requirements of the armed contingent of the CISF on a quick basis.

Once inducted at the most-sensitive Srinagar airport, the CISF will secure access control at both city and air side (tarmac area) while the CRPF will be responsible for securing the outer periphery. At the Jammu airport, the peripheral security duties will be rendered by the JK Police.

An assortment of surveillance and security gadgets like CCTVs, observation monitors, hand-held metal detectors, bullet-proof patrol vehicles and bomb detection and disposal equipment are also being provided by the airport operator, the Airports Authority of India (AAI), to the CISF. The Union government sometime back made it clear that CISF will be the only civil airports guarding force and all such facilities in the country will be gradually brought under its command to bolster aviation security and tighten anti-terror and anti-hijack protocols.

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We’re recommending Davinder Singh’s sacking: DGP




Jammu, Jan 15: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said it is recommending to the central government that the Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was arrested while travelling with two Hizbul terrorists, should be sacked.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said while speaking at a press conference said that Davinder Singh has now been suspended from his duties.

“He has been suspended, we are recommending his sacking to the government. Cannot share right now what has been revealed during the interrogation,” Jammu and Kashmir DGP said.


As per the sources, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General earlier in the day met Union Home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla pertaining to an investigation of a case related to Deputy SP Davinder Singh, who was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police while he was travelling with two Hizbul terrorists.

The investigation of the case has been handed over to NIA, sources claimed.

The sources further said that a team headed by IG level officer will go to Jammu and Kashmir for the investigation soon.


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