Srinagar, Oct 8: Advisor to Governor BB Vyas Monday convened a meeting with senior officers of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and General Administration Departments to discuss the issue of uploading of Acts and subordinate legislations on New India Code Portal.
The meeting was attended by commissioner Secretary General Administration Department (GAD), Hilal Ahmad Parray, Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Majid Bhat, Secretary Information Technology, Saugat Biswas and Incharge National Informatics Centre (NIC) Civil Secretariat.
The Advisor directed the officers to ensure prompt action on the directions issued by the Delhi High Court and the Union Law Ministry so that the state Acts and legislations are uploaded on the portal. He said the move would also provide the requisite information about these legislations to the people or researchers besides also creating necessary awareness about the same.
The meeting was held as a consequence to the directions of Delhi high Court and the subsequent directions by the Union Law Ministry to upload Acts and subordinate Legislations of every state on New IndiaCode Portal.
Similarly, the Union Law Ministry has directed all the states to nominate Chief Nodal Officer and Nodal Officer in every department who will assist the NIC in ensuring that the Acts and legislations are properly uploaded on the New India Code Portal.
Achal Sethi Special Secretary Law department has been nominated as a Chief Nodal Officer, while as the orders for nodal officers for each department would be issued by the GAD.
Mehbooba hits out at PM over nuclear bombs remark
‘Pakistan has not kept their for Eid either’
Srinagar, April 22: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse, saying if India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali, Pakistan has not kept its for Eid.
During a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan.
“Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for ‘Diwali’? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya),” he asserted.
Mufti tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”
PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided.
In a statement issued to media, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing airfares, the NEET aspirants are made to face immense hardships for appearing in the exams.
Hanjura said that keeping in view the predicament being witnessed by the student community at large in Kashmir Valley; it is high time for the Ministry of Human Resource Development to allot more number of NEET exam centres in Kashmir Valley so that without any hindrance Kashmiri students could appear in the exams.
Two engineers of PDD suspended in B’pora for dereliction of duty
Bandipora, April 22: An Assistant Engineer (AE) and a Junior Engineer (JE) of Power Development Department (PDD) were on Monday suspended for dereliction of duty and putting general public to inconvenience in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said this afternoon.
They said the engineers were suspended after they failed to adhere to the orders of Deputy Commissioner’s office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience in Ahstengoo village of Bandipora.
They said the inhabitants of village Ashtangoo staged a protest and blocked Bandipora-Sopore Road today against PDD for not replacing the power transformer. However, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza directed both the engineers telephonically to reach on spot and sort-out the issue with the agitators who had blocked the road.
However, the engineers did not adhere to the orders of this office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience. Later it was also found that the concerned JE was absent from duties without any leave as confirmed from the Executive Engineer.