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Srinagar, May 03: Special interaction- cum- training programme for juvenile officers of police stations of District police Srinagar was held today at DPL Srinagar.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray-IPS was the chief guest on the occassion.Chairperson CWC(Child Welfare Committee) Munazah Gulzar attended programme as a special guest.
DySP Hq Srinagar, senior Prosecuting Officer DPO Srinagar, Prosecuting officers & juvenile officers of Police stations including many SHO’s participated in the programme.
Senior PO DPO Srinagar Zia-ur-Rehman welcomed the participants threw light on the need for Juvenile Justice Act and responsibilities of police to implement this law in letter and spirit without procedural lacunas.
Prosecuting Officer, Danish Gul discussed Justice Justice Act in detail.
He said that Juvenile Justice Act has been formulated keeping in view the reformative approach in dealing with delinquent juveniles & to provide protection to the juveniles who are in conflict with law & to upheld various UN conventions & basic human rights.
He touched almost all the aspects of police viz-a-viz juveniles & various legal parameters involved in dealing with such cases.
The juvenile in conflict with law shall be dealt in a child friendly manner & home like environment by the designated juvenile police officers in civies.
Speaking on the occasion, chairperson CWC Munazah Gulzar said that Juvenile Justice Rules have been made not only to provide protection to the juveniles who are in conflict with law but also for those in contact with law.She said that it is the responsibility of the the police ifficer to ensure protection of the juvenile in conflict or in contact with law.She revealed that JJB(Juvenile Justice Board)has been constituted to look into legal issues related to juvenile delinquents.She stressed for the coordination & cooperation among different stake-holders like Police,CWC,judiciary etc in dealing with the juveniles in coflict with law as well as in contact with law.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray speaking on the occasion said that the first contact which a juvenile in conflict with law faces is police & it is the responsibility of the police officer to ensure protection of the juvenile & compliance of all the legal parameters pertaining to juvenile justice.
A humanitarian approach needs to be adopted for such juveniles which are important to reform them & segregate them from the criminals. He stressed upon officers to follow proper legal procedures & said that modalities are to be worked out in this regard as juvenile justice is not only part & parcel of our duty but social obligation.
Senior PO DPO Zia-ur-Rehman thanked the participants & said that mission of the Juvenile Justice Act is to provide relief to the juveniles in conflict with law as it is presumed that Juveniles are innocent.


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Guv admin concerned over slow pace of developmental works

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Srinagar, May 25: Expressing serious concern over the slow pace of developmental works in Jammu and Kashmir, the governor administration has directed the heads of departments to remove the bottlenecks for the execution of the works at the earliest.
Funds worth cores of rupees lapse annually due to its non-utilization in the state.
Despite clear directions for the timely utilization of funds, the developmental works suffer mainly due to the lackadaisical approach of the authorities.
An official document accessed by The Kashmir Monitor reveal that the Advisors to Governor, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to Finance Department, in a meeting with the administrative secretaries, expressed serious concern over the slow pace of developmental works.
“Principal Secretary expressed concern regarding the pace of expenditure during the first month of current financial, primarily due to the Model Code of Conduct. He emphasized the need to catch up with the lost time,” the document reads.
The Advisors directed all the administrative secretaries and deputy commissioners to point out “issues faced by them” in execution of the works in a time-bound manner.
Chief Secretary directed the deputy commissioners to identify causes of delay in the works in consultation with all the departments and resolve the problems.
“All the Advisors stated that allotment of works on nomination was highly undesirable. Principal Secretary Finance stated that such practice defeats the purpose of actual discovery of price and is against norms and canons of financial propriety, and should be strictly avoided,” the document reads.
Officials also pointed out that the bills are not being furnished on time for the incomplete projects. This was viewed seriously by the senior officers and administrative secretaries were requested to own up these works at the earliest.
Sources said the dismal performance under PMDP was also viewed seriously and departments were advised to identify and remove bottlenecks so that works under the project are executed on time.
Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Arun Kumar Mehta, also wrote to the district development commissioners to furnish the yearly district action plans.
“All district development commissioners shall initiate tendering process immediately after the end of model code of conduct to ensure that process is completed before March 31. The annual maintenance contract should be based on the rate of contract as per laid down rules and regulations,” the order reads.

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Kashmir University: Sunday exams as per schedule, Monday’s postponed

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Srinagar, May 25: All Kashmir university examinations to be conducted on Sunday will be held as per the schedule while the examinations scheduled for Monday have been postponed, said an official of university.
“All the examinations scheduled on Sunday will be as per schedule. However, the examinations scheduled on Monday have been postponed and will be held on 29 June now,” Controller Examination, Professor Farooq Mir told The Kashmir Monitor.
“We learnt that due to the internet blockade, students were not able to download their admit cards, so we have rescheduled examinations that were held on Monday,” he said.
Kashmir observed a complete shutdown for two day following the death of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Chief, Zakir Musa on Friday morning. Authorities had imposed restrictions in various parts of the valley and closed all the educational institution will remain till Sunday.

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Restore administrative seniority as per recruitment rules: DAK to Govt

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Srinagar, May 25: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Saturday welcomed the steps taken by the administrative department of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) department regarding restoration of administrative seniority in health department.
In a statement, DAK spokesperson said the decisions “will instill new energy and confidence among medical officers and consultants.”
“Even though the pace in restoration of administrative seniority is slow, doctors across the state hope that the steps so initiated in last couple of months will be taken to the logical end,” the spokesperson said.
President, DAK, Dr Suhail Naik, as per the spokesperson, said that that the Association has, time and again, demanded the restoration of administrative seniority in health department as per regulations drafted strictly in recruitment rules for appointing such officers.
“In peripheral hospitals it has been observed that it becomes difficult for senior doctors to work under administrative officers, who are junior to them, which leads to indiscipline and unworthy work culture,” Dr Naik was quoted saying by the DAK spokesperson.
The spokesperson said it has been brought into the notice of DAK that some junior doctors “for their vested interests are using their relatives to garner support in front of higher ups so that they can be again re-appointed as administrators in health department.”
“We request the authorities that neither any relative of any doctor nor the general public must influence or interfere in appointing any junior doctor as administrator, this cannot be accepted nor tolerated,” the DAK spokesperson said.
DAK urged Advisor, K Vijay Kumar and Principal Secretary Attal Dullo to further look into the matter and bring some pace in restoration of Administrative Seniority in Health Department as per recruitment rules so that this long pending demand of the doctors is met once for all.

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