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J&K first State to roll out GST incentives:CM

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Jammu, Feb 3: Terming the local entrepreneurs as an important component of local economy, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today  said her Government would do all it takes for encouraging local enterprise and strengthening local industry in the State.
Interacting with representatives of industrialists and unit holders at Bari Brahmna Industrial Estate after inaugurating several units, the Chief Minister assured the business community that Government is keen to see the local business and industry flourish in the State. She impressed upon the industry leaders to work for creating more jobs in the State and deliver their responsibilities towards the State and the society.
Mehbooba Mufti said Jammu & Kashmir is perhaps the first State in the country to roll out incentives under GST and the Government is committed to do more for enhancing the scope and scale of business activity in the State.
Ministers, Chander Parkash Ganga and Dr. Haseeb Drabu also addressed the gathering.
Minister of State for Industries & Commerce, Asiea Naqash; Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin Choudhary; Commissioner-Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; IGP, Jammu zone, SDS Jamwal; Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Sheetal Nanda and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
Later, the Chief Minister visited the newly constructed Chamber House at Railhead, Jammu where she had an extensive interaction session with women entrepreneurs of Jammu who apprised her about their problems and difficulties.
The Chief Minister asked the women entrepreneurs to come forward and take benefit of the several incentives and schemes meant for them. She said soon the Entrepreneurship Development Institute would be having a separate cell for women entrepreneurs from where they can get all the requisite support, assistance and guidance.
On the occasion, Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr. Haseeb Drabu assured to look into the possibility of establishing potable washrooms for female workers at all the construction sites in the State.
Speaker, Kavinder Gupta; Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga; Minister of State for Industries & Commerce, Asiea Naqash; Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin Choudhary; Commissioner-Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; President, Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Rakesh Gupta besides a number of women entrepreneurs and other senior officers were present on the occasion.


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Three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

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Pulwama:Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. According to the Kashmir Zone Police, arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site.

Identities and affiliations of the militants are being ascertained and search in the area is underway. The encounter began in the outskirts of Pulwama today evening. The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Pulwama following inputs about the presence of militants

 
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Govt employees of J&K, Ladakh to get salaries as per 7th pay commission

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The government employees of the new Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — will get salaries and other benefits as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from October 31, officials said on Tuesday.

The Union Home Ministry has issued the necessary orders in this regard.

Home Minister Amit Shah has approved the proposal of payment of all 7th CPC allowances to the government employees of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh, which shall come into existence from October 31.

 

The central government had on August 5 announced the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and its bifurcation into two UTs.

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FC Finance discusses budget proposals for J&K, Ladakh with Admin Secretaries

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Srinagar, Oct 21: Financial Commissioner Finance Department, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today held extensive discussions with the Administrative Secretaries of various departments regarding budget proposals for the financial year 2020–2021 for Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh, which will take the formal shape on October 31.

The budget was discussed with around a dozen departments including Finance, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries, PDD, Horticulture, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Home, Health & Medical Education and other departments.

While chairing separate meetings with various departments, Dr Mehta was informed about the strategies conceived by these departments for the financial year 2020-2021 and the major projects that will be under taken by the concerned departments. Threadbare discussions were held on the functioning of these departments and their future requirements.

 

The Administrative Secretaries put forth the budget proposals along with their view points on the future action plans with regard to their targets and improving infrastructure for better delivery of services. They also briefed the Financial Commissioner about the status of various on-going projects in their respective departments.

Dr Mehta advised all the departments to ensure proper projection of their requirements and focus on outcomes.

Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education; Principal Secretary Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Department; Principal Secretary Home; Commissioner Secretary PHE; Secretary Horticulture; Secretary PDD; Secretary State Water Regulatory Authority; Director Health Services (Kashmir); DG Prisons; DG Budget; Chairman J&K Bank; heads of various departments; officials of Finance department and other concerned attended the meetings.

Besides, various departments from Jammu attended the meeting through video conferencing.

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