Ex-ministers, political leaders, public delegations call on Sinha
Precious Kashmir News
Jammu, Sept 22: Continuing his public outreach programme at Jammu, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Tuesday met former Ministers, ex- Legislators, political leaders, and public delegations here at Raj Bhavan and took stock of their concerning issues and grievances.
Delegation of BJP leaders led by Sh Ravinder Raina comprising of former Minister, Devinder Kumar Manyal and former MLC, Vibodh Gupta discussed the Covid-19 situation in the UT.
They projected issues related to strengthening of health infrastructure, provision of 24×7 health facilities in the district hospitals, shortage of oxygen cylinders and medical staff, early operation of oxygen plant at GMC Jammu and expediting recruitment of paramedical staff in district hospitals.
Issues like the review of reopening of schools and other education institutes due to apprehensions expressed by the parents, fixation of rates to prevent overpricing of minor minerals, pending payments of MGNREGA from 2017-18, pending social welfare pensions, compensation for left out beneficiaries under relief package for PoJK refugees settled outside J&K, unified survey for BPL beneficiaries, welfare of NYCs, Rehbar-e-Khel recruits and regularisation of Daily Wagers and Ad Hoc lecturers and enhancement of the honorarium of VDCs and their strengthening were also raised during the interaction.
Former Minister Sunil Sharma met the Lt Governor and expressed gratitude for the much-needed airstrip at Kishtwar District.
Former Minister, Bali Bhagat and Senior Journalist Daya Sagar also raised issues related to clarification on rules and eligibility for Domicile Certificate, reorganisation of district administrative units, payment of Rs 5.5 lakh for left out PaK refugees, engagement of vacant positions in Medical Colleges and new Medical Colleges for Kathua, Rajouri, Doda, and Anantnag. The former Minister also demanded dedicated health facilities for Covid-19 patients.
He also thanked the Lt Governor for recently announced Economic Package for Revival of Businesses.
A delegation of Sikh Youth of Jammu & Kashmir led by Varinder Singh Sonu presented a memorandum for the inclusion of Punjabi as one of the official languages of J&K under the Official Language Bill 2020.
While interacting with the members of the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that various initiatives have been taken by UT Government and many more are underway aiming at the holistic development of J&K.
“The results of the strenuous efforts of UT Government are already visible on the ground as J&K is witnessing a new era of rapid and equitable development,” he remarked.
The Lt Governor also assured the delegations to review their genuine issues for early redressal and urged the former Ministers, former Legislators, and political leaders to continue their sustained efforts towards the welfare of the people at all fronts.