Jammu, Mar 15: A meeting of Government Assurances Committee of J&K Legislative Council was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLC, Surinder Mohan Ambardar in which the Departments of Relief & Rehabilitation, Industries & Commerce and PWD (R&B) were taken up for discussion.
Legislators, Sham Lal Bhagat and Zaffar Iqbal Manhas attended the meeting.
Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce Shailendra Kumar, Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B) Department Sanjeev Verma and Commissioner Relief & Rehabilitation M L Raina attended the meeting and briefed the Committee about the action taken report on the assurances given on the floor of the House.
The Administrative Secretaries of the concerned departments assured the Committee that the departments would make all-out efforts to fulfil the assurances given on the floor of the House.
Threadbare discussion was held on the issues relating to extension of benefits of Centrally/State Sponsored Schemes to the minorities especially to the Kashmiri migrants.
The Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce said that in terms of Supreme Court directions based on Affidavit of state, the issue has been routed through Planning, Employment and Industries and Commerce Department and is presently with the Finance Department for approval.
The Commissioner Secretary PWD informed the Committee that the work on 1X25 mtr span bridge on Pohru Mirpura Wandawlgam Kokernag is going on in full swing and is expected to be commissioned by May this year.
Appreciating the authorities of PWD department for speedy working on the project, the Committee also directed the concerned for accelerating the pace of work ensuring its timely.
Among other, Senior Officers of the concerned Departments besides Senior Officers/Officials of the Council Secretariat were present in the meeting.