Srinagar, July 22: As a part of the extensive public outreach programme launched by the Government,
Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas attended to public grievances at JK Governor's Grievance Cell at Church Lane
Several deputations comprising civil society groups, representatives of employees’ unions, public delegations
from different districts of the valley including Kupwara, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shopian,
Bandipora and Srinagar which included deputations from the old city as well met the Advisor and brought
into his notice various issues of public importance during the 6-hour marathon hearing.
The deputation from Tangdhar Kandi demanded posting of specialized doctors in the area and also
undertaking special recruitment drive for the youth of the area in forces. They also demanded opening of
crafts and art center in the area which would generate employment opportunities for the local youth besides
helping artisans to hone their skills.
Another deputation from Kupwara flagged the issue of lack of basic facilities besides forest land
encroachment in Manigah area and also undertaking macadamization of roads in the area.
A deputation from Banihal flagged the issue of non-functional Panchayat Ghars, power related and other
issues of public importance.
The deputation of All District Gurduwara Joint Action Committee Jammu &Kashmir called for inclusion of
Kashmiri Sikhs in the Prime Minister’s Special Employment Package, installation of statue of Bandha Bahadur
at Kunjwani Chowk and other related issues of the community.
The Dal Dwellers deputation called for undertaking proper rehabilitation which would be inconsonance with
their issue of livelihood loss, increasing the scale of compensation in relation to the Central Act and also
rehabilitating them at other places in Srinagar district.
The SMC Employees’Association called for undertaking re-organization of the Corporation for smooth career
progression and also the extension of 7th pay commission benefits to them.
The Medical Faculty Association (MFA) of government and dental colleges called for the removal of pay
anomaly/ disparity of the faculty members.
The deputation from Naristan Tral demanded road connectivity from Gutroo to Naristan.
Several deputations from Srinagar city raised the issues of drainage, streetlights, road connectivity and
power related issues.
The Kashmir Pandit Sangharsh Samiti called for settling the issue of bonafide certificates to be issued to the
Kashmiri pundits who have not migrated from the valley as the same is essential for them to apply in PM’s
The deputation of Handicapped Association called for proper reservation for them while applying in various
government jobs in consonance with rules in vogue.
The CIC operators and data entry operators’ delegations of Rural Development Department raised several
issues related to their service conditions.
A deputation from Ganderbal raised the issue of road, electricity and other basic amenities.
Federation of Industries Jammu raised several issues of industrial sector of J&K especially related to
CGST/SGST, budgetary support to industrial units of state, expansion of state fiscal initiatives as well as
central ones at par with the North Eastern states and other related issues.
Other deputations from rural areas and scores of individuals turned up at the venue and apprised the
Advisor of their grievances, issues and demands and sought their early redress.
Vyas gave a patient hearing and assured to examine their demands and redress all the genuine concerns at
the earliest. He also took up the issues with the concerned departments and directed the administrative
secretaries for immediate redressal of the issues which were projected by different delegations.
The Advisor also took stock of the grievances pertaining to the departments under his control. He assured
that the Government would ensure outcome-based disposal of the issues raised by the people.
He also assured that the issues pertaining to other departments will be forwarded to the concerned for
Meanwhile Advisor B B Vyas also chaired a joint meeting of nodal officers of different departments and
directed them for prompt redressal of the grievances being put forth by the deputations.
He asked for service delivery, developmental achievements as well as public outreach of departments from
nodal officers. He also directed for ensuring implementation and monitoring of various initiatives being
undertaken by the government in different sectors so that the people get the requisite benefits and the
motive of these schemes reaches the targeted populace.
Pertinently, the Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas will also be available for public hearing between 10.00 am and
12.00 Noon on Friday (27-07-2018) at Convention Centre/ Hall, Canal Road, Jammu.
Adv Ganai urges stakeholders to work for developing robust education system
Srinagar, Mar 21: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Thursday urged the stakeholders— including private schools to work efficiently for providing quality education to the student community at all levels.
Speaking to scores of delegations during a day-long public hearing under the aegis of Governor’s Public Grievance cell, here at Church Lane, Ganai emphasized that robust education sector was vital for overall growth of the state.
During the camp, the Advisor met around 40 delegations and scores of individuals from across the Kashmir division—who apprised him with various issues and problems faced by them.
A delegation of Private School Association of Jammu and Kashmir led by its president, GN War appraised the Advisor about various initiatives in the private schools. He sought education-friendly decisions from the government to encourage education providers. The delegation suggested that there was a dire need of establishing State Education Council—which could work for the betterment of the educational sector in the State.
Lauding the efforts of the private schools, Ganai said that it was commendable the way private schools stakeholders were providing quality education despite many odds. He said that Jammu and Kashmir could become a hub of educational activities only when all the stakeholders would come forward and work for the betterment of educational sector.
The Advisor also received feedback from the delegation about the facilities available in their schools.
Interacting with delegation, Ganai urged them to observe ‘Punctuality Week’ in schools from 1 to 6 April. He said the schools need to be made a place where the children are willing to go and attend their classes regularly.
Meanwhile, several other delegations including delegation from Pahoo Pulwma, Soibugh, Budgam, Anjuman Falah Islam, Harwan, Srinagar, delegations of FOs from Department of Horticulture, Delegation of Sarpanchs, Delegation from NGO Sunrise, Delegation of PhD scholars of Department of Linguistics, University of Kashmir. Deputations from various areas including Soura, Bandipora, Sopore, Ganderbal among other areas also called on the advisor and apprised him about various issues of their areas.
Ganai said that Governor’s Administration was taking every possible step to ensure quality education was provided to students at all the levels—including the students from far off areas.
After listening to the delegations, Ganai directed the concerned officials to reach out to the people and address their issues at an earliest.
Earlier, a delegation of All Jammu and Kashmir (Hajj and Umrah) Private Tour Operators met Advisor Ganai—appealing him to enhance the quota for the State.
Ganai assured that some positive developments in this regard would follow soon. He informed delegation that he would personally take up the matter with the concerned union ministry and address their grievances.
Aspirants demand postponement of KCS Judicial (Main) exam
Srinagar, Mar 21: KCS judicial exam aspirants demand postponement of main examination which is scheduled to commence from 23rd march on the grounds of the sub-judice matter of the selection process which has created uncertainty over the fate of the examination and disturbed aspirants’ preparation.
Aspirants maintained that the process of examination is challenged in Jammu wing of High Court and the honorable court held that the selection process is subject to the outcome of the writ petition. The court sent a notice to JKPSC to file objection to the issues raised by the petitioners.
“JKPSC has changed the rules of the examination in the middle of the game which is against the Supreme Court judgments. JKPSC in its date sheet notification for main examination dated 29-12-2018 makes no mention of the question paper-cum answer books where as a separate notification dated 01.02.2019 whereby it has been decided that the question paper-cum answer books shall as far as practicable be used henceforth for the competitive examinations. The aspirants came to know of this change in the rule by the Instructions on the Admit cards issued in March”, an aspirant told Kashmir News Service (KNS).
The aspirants maintained that JKPSC is pushing them into a depression hole. “We have prepared in accordance with the earlier examination pattern. In the earlier pattern a candidate was not bound to write in a limited space and continuation answer sheets were provided. It is a natural principle that a new rule has a prospective effect and not a retrospective effect. Giving the rule retrospective effect is ultra-vire and is challenged in the court of law”, said another aspirant.
Controller of examination, JKPSC, Shabir Hussain Keen said, “We will file objections in HC and prove the fairness of the selection process there. As of now there will be no deferment in the already notified dates for the examination and the aspirants should instead focus on their studies.”
Pertinently, JKPSC has been in the controversies for most of the recruitment processes be it KAS, 10+2 lecturer, Assistant Professor or KCS judicial examination. In the recent KAS controversy JKPSC is dragged to HC and SC for the faulty digital evaluation which was not supported by the rule of law. More than 500 cases are pending in HC and SC against the commission.
PC leader Salam Ud Din Bajad joins NC
Srinagar, Mar 21: Noted broadcaster, Former Deputy Director General Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar, Chief Editor Nawa-e-Qoum and PC 2014 Baramulla LS candidate Salam Ud Din Bajad on Thursday joined Jammu and Kashmir National Conference.
Welcoming former Broadcaster into the party fold, party vice president Omar Abdullah said, “Our party stands for equitable development approach for meeting the needs of under-served communities through policies and programmes that reduce disparities by fostering development towards creating strong and vibrant communities.”
Party vice president, while welcoming the new entrant said, “The party will surely benefit from Bajad sahib’s experience in public life.”
Senior leaders Muhammad Ramzan choudhary, Muhammad Akbar lone, Nasir Aslam Wani were also present on the occasion.
Bajad is also Secretary Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust Sunjuwa By pass Jammu and also a trustee of J&K Peoples Educational Trust. He is also associated with many social and literary organizations.
Meanwhile in a separate function at party head quarters Nawa- e –Subha, Srinagar, party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar welcomed the new entrant into the party fold. Among others Qaisar Jamheed Lone, Javed Dar, Ghulam Hassan Rahi was also present on the occasion.
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