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Vohra formally heads JK Govt; Chairs security review meet;seeks status of Panchayat elections

Vohra has been the Centre's pointsman for Kashmir for more than five years *** Local Caption *** Vohra: Just the man for Kashmir

Srinagar: Despite a state holiday on the occasion of Mela Khir Bhawani, Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday took over as the state’s new ruler. Vohra drove to the civil secretariat and presided over a meeting with top bureaucrats and identified the major tasks which shall require to be dealt with on a strict time bound basis.
Vohra reviewed a wide range of security management issues relating to the State with senior Civil, Police, Central Police, Army and Central Intelligence Agency officers in a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan today.
While reiterating the importance of maintaining constant surveillance the ground situation, Governor directed that immediate action must be taken on reports received from any quarters regarding any problem arising from security management. He directed Chief Secretary to closely monitor and ensure prompt redressal of all difficulties and grievances relating to the felt needs of people and, besides, see that there is no delay in the implementation of welfare measures and development works on the ground.
Governor stressed the need of cohesive action being taken to enforce constant vigil on the IB and LoC, effectively maintaining internal security and ensuring the safety of protected persons, sensitive establishments and installations. In this context, he asked representatives of all the Security Forces and Agencies to identify all existing gaps and ensure coordinated action on the ground for providing prompt and strong counter terror responses on all fronts.
Referring to a recent incident, Governor stressed the need of prompt action being taken to ensure the safety and security of the people at large by making fullest possible use of all available technologies.
The meeting also reviewed important security related issues in regard to the Amarnathji Yatra which is scheduled to commence on 28th June, 2018 and identified certain issues which shall be dealt with on most urgent basis.
The meeting was attended by Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander, B.B. Vyas, Chief Secretary; Dr. S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; R.K. Goyal, Home Secretary; Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP Home Guards and Security; A.G. Mir, IGP CID; Zulfiquar Hasan, IGP (Operations) CRPF;Ravideep Singh Sahi, IG CRPF; Swayam Prakash Pani, IGP Kashmir; and senior officers of Central Intelligence Agencies.
Governor asked the Administrative Secretaries to send him reports regarding the to date progress of Prime Minister’s Development Programmes – 2015; causes of delay in the enactment of State legislation on the analogy of the Central Disability Act 2016; reasons of failure to implement the required measures for the conservation and cleanliness of the Dal Lake; implementation status of all flagship Central Schemes; status of construction of bunkers in villages located along the IB and LoC; timely payment of relief to the victims of border firing at IB/LOC; status of preparations for holding Panchayat and Municipal Elections; position regarding stocking and supply of food and other essential commodities by Food and Civil Supplies Department; to-date status regarding the writing of Annual Performance Reports and filing of Annual Property Returns by State Government officers; implementation status of LED Bulbs distribution all over the State for securing economy in the use of electricity; to-date position regarding compassionate appointment cases under SRO-43; implementation status of the Non-Functional (Monetary) Scheme (NFS) for KAS Officers; action taken with regard to the payment of salaries and issues faced by the SSA teachers; and other issues.
Governor asked Chief Secretary to have prepared by 21st June, 2018 department wise lists of all pending cases and forward the same to him with his remarks regarding the reasons for delay. He asked Chief Secretary to ensure that every important matter was timely disposed of and all cases which required higher level approvals should be sent to the Governor.
Governor expressed concern and directed Administrative Secretaries to ensure the timely utilisation of all available resources, particularly the funds available under the State Plan and the various Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
Earlier, on arrival at the Civil Secretariat, the Governor was received by B.B. Vyas, Chief Secretary, Dr. S.P Vaid, DGP and R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary, Home. Governor was accompanied by Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor.