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Vyas for fast-pacing recruitment under PM’s Special Employment Package

Srinagar, Aug 02: The Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas Thursday directed for fast-pacing recruitment to various posts meant for Kashmiri Migrants under the Prime Minister’s Special Employment Package.

The Advisor was chairing a review meeting to discuss the modalities for fast-pacing recruitment to various posts earmarked for the Kashmiri migrants under PMSEP.

The meeting was attended by Director General of Police, Dr S P Vaid, Director General Prisons, Dilbagh Singh, Commissioner Secretary GAD, Hilal Ahmad Parray, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Khan, Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, Secretary Relief and Rehabilitation, Talat Parvez, Chairman SSRB and Relief Commissioner Migrants and other senior officers.

The Advisor directed for coordinated efforts, so that the posts which have been identified and advertised are filled within the shortest possible time. He said the same is very essential so that the motive of the package gets fulfilled.

. Vyas further asked for taking regular meetings so that the bottlenecks if any are removed at the earliest.

The Advisor also directed the Secretary Law to ensure fast disposal of the litigations, if any, so that it does not act as an impediment in the proper implementation of the Prime Minister’s initiative.

While directing the officers to speed up the process of construction of the flats and transit accommodation to be provided to the persons who are appointed on various posts under the package, the Advisor said that the same would take care of their housing needs as well.

The meeting was informed that the first trench of the posts would be filled by the end of the August 2018 and similarly by 15th of September, the 2nd one would be filled and the rest of the posts would be filled after the settlement of the litigations.


SAC approves revision of fare for passenger vehicles

Monitor News Bureau

Srinagar, Aug 02: In order to provide immediate relief to the transporters and vehicle owners who are plying commercial passenger vehicles and are providing transportation facilities to the general public, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here last evening under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri N NVohra, approved revision in the passenger fare of all commercial passenger vehicles keeping in view sharp rise in the fuel prices and other operational and maintenance cost.

In this regard, Motor Vehicles Department carried out the cost analysis based on all relevant inputs including fuel prices in the month of April 2018 and a proposal was submitted to the Transport Department. The Department convened a meeting of the Fare Revision Committee constituted for recommending increase in fare and freight structure, in which representatives of the various Transport Associations and Unions from across J&K also participated.

Vehicle Inspection & Certification Centre

SAC approves transfer of land

Monitor News Bureau

Srinagar, Aug 01: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here last evening under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri N N Vohra, approved the transfer of State land measuring 61 Kanals 15 Marlas situated at Village Bara, Tehsil Vijaypur, District Samba, to the Transport Department for establishing Inspection and Certification Centre.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Govt of India has decided to set up a model Inspection and Certification Centre on pilot basis across the country for conducting fitness tests of motor vehicles. One such centre has been decided to be established at Village Bara, Samba. The project shall be executed by the International Centre for Automotive Technology.

The MoRTH, GoI will provide Rs 14.40 crore to the State for the initiative. The establishment of this centre will enable automated fitness testing, improve the quality of vehicles on road and reduce road accidents.

Approves transfer of land for construction of Srinagar Grid Station

Monitor News Bureau

Srinagar, Aug 02: In order to address the increasing power demand and to provide quality power to the residents of downtown Srinagar, the State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here last evening under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri N N Vohra, approved transfer of a piece of land measuring 78 x 33.5 sqm at Jammu & Kashmir Industries (JKI) Residential Sarai, Nowshehra, Srinagar to the Power Development Department (PDD) for construction of a 100 MVA Grid Station.

The development of this Grid Station would fulfil a long pending demand of downtown residents