Govt committed to welfare of every section of society: LG

Mayor JMC, former Legislators, DDC member, others call on Sinha

Jammu: Mayor JMC, former Legislators, DDC member, delegations of OBC Mahasabha and J&K Thalassemia Welfare Society today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan.

Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor JMC met the Lt Governor and briefed him about the arrangements underway to host 56th Junior National Artistic and 25th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Jammu & Kashmir.

The Mayor, who is the Chief Patron of the Organizing Committee was accompanied by Er. Kiran Wattal, President, J&K Gymnastic Association and Rajesh Gupta, Chairman, Organizing Committee.

They informed that around 600 players, Coaches & Managers; about 100 technical officials and 60 representatives from Gymnastic Association from across the country will participate in the prestigious championships.

The visiting representatives also expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor-led administration for developing state-of-the-art sports facilities in the UT.

Earlier, Sukhnandan Choudhary, former Minister apprised the Lt Governor regarding various issues of public importance including strict implementation of financial code under Panchayati Raj Act; release of pending payments under MGNREGA; relief to farmers for crop damages etc.

Similarly, Ch Vikram Randhawa, former MLC raised the issue with Lt Governor regarding replacing PRC by Domicile certificates as a requisite document for various administrative purposes. He also highlighted the issues of residents of Gandhi Nagar Housing Colony regarding demolition notice.

Er. Aijaz Hussain, DDC Member from Khonmoh submitted a memorandum to the Lt Governor apprising him of the issues pertaining to regularization of paramedical staff working in GMCs & associated hospitals in Srinagar/Jammu; development of transit accommodation & other facilities at Bala Devi Mandir, Balhama; development of Guryul Ravines ‘Kashmir Triassic Fossil Park’ in Khonmoh, besides concerning issues of Stone quarries of Zewan Bala & Zewan Payeen.

Meanwhile, S. Varinderjeet Singh, BJP Vice President Poonch also called on the Lt Governor and projected various public issues of the district pertaining to functioning of Mini Secretariat; promotion of religious tourism; establishment of Women Degree College; availability of specialist Doctors in District Hospital; functioning of Jammu University’s out campus; repairing of Betar nallah bridge, besides issues of PoJK refugees.

A delegation of OBC Mahasabha headed by its Chairperson, Kasturi Lal Basotra comprising of Bansi Lal Chodhary, Convener, OBC Mahasabha and RK Chalotra, Vice President, AIBCF put forth various demands and issues pertaining to the welfare of OBC communities including implementation of 27% reservation in J&K UT Government services; representation in Panchayati Raj System & Urban Local Bodies and OBC census along with Census-2021.

Later, the representatives of J&K Thalassemia Welfare Society drew Lt Governor’s attention towards the need for upgradation of Thalassemia Day Care centre at SMGS Hospital Jammu and developing adequate facilities for better care of Thalassemic children.

They also projected the demand for Blood bank with component facilities at District Hospitals and GMCs.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the public representatives and members of the delegations, observed that the UT Government is taking comprehensive measures for the equitable development of all the regions and is committed for the welfare of every section of the society.

He assured the visiting representatives that all their suggestions and points would be considered on merit and forwarded to concerned departments for redressal of the same.

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