Committees on MHA, Commerce, Urban Development to visit after conclusion of monsoon session
Srinagar: The parliamentary panels are making a beeline to Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory. After visits of four such committees in the past seven months, three more panels will arrive in the region just after the conclusion of the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament.
Documents accessed by The Precious Kashmir that three panels of the Parliament will visit the UT in the second fortnight of August.
The parliamentary panels on Home Affairs, Commerce and Housing & Urban Development have planned to visit J&K and Ladakh UTs between August 17 to 28.
During its visit from May 17 to 21 to UTs, the department-related parliamentary standing committee on Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), headed by Anand Sharma of Congress, will meet different stakeholders to examine “administration, development and people’s welfare” in J&K and Ladakh UTs.
During the study visit, the committee will have meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UT, Chief Secretary of J&K UT and other stakeholders. It will also visit border observation posts (BOPs) of ITBP/BSF and CRPF camps at Srinagar/Leh.
The panel on urban development is scheduled to visit the UT between August 20 to 25.
According to itinerary, the committee members will visit Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Leh during their five-day visit to hold discussions with officials of the UTs on implementation of central schemes like Smart City Mission, AMRUT, SBM (U), PMAY (U) etc. It will also have filed visits to smart city, AMRUT, SBM (U) projects in Srinagar, Pahalgam and Leh.
The committee is also expected to discuss implementation of metro projects for Srinagar and Jammu cities with officials of J&K UT.
The parliamentary standing committee on commerce plans to visit J&K and Ladakh from August 24 to 28.
During its four-day visit, the panel plans to hold discussions with different stakeholders/ organisations to discuss “augmenting infrastructure facilities to boost exports”.