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JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat informed the House that the government has constituted internal Committees headed by senior female doctors in hospitals to keep check on sexual harassment in health institutions. Replying to a question of Surinder Kumar Choudhary, the Minister informed that four complaints, regarding sexual harassment were received in GMC, Jammu, of which two have been resolved with both the complainants satisfied with the proceedings.

 

“One case is pending before the State Commission for Women and   in another case the complainant has not appeared before the Committee despite being given many reminders,” he added. He further said that the government has installed 24 CCTV cameras each in GMC and Psychiatric Diseases Hospital while as 32 each in CD hospital, Super Specialty hospital and SMGS Hospital in Jammu for surveillance. Similarly, 64 CCTV cameras have been installed in GMC, 62 in SMHS Hospital, 60 in GB Pant, 48 in Lalla Ded hospital and 32 in Bone and Joint Hospital in Kashmir, he added. Legislators Yasir Reshi and Zaffar Iqbal Manhas raised supplementary questions to the main question.

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  • ‘43335 kanal state land retrieved in Kashmir’

JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura informed the Upper House that the government has completed digitization of 164.61 lakh revenue documents, 39920 revenue maps and 1,147 maps under Digital India Land Record Modernization Programme. Replying to a question of Mohammad Muzaffar Parray, the Minister informed that the Revenue Department has established 4,594 Ground Control Points (GCPs) for conducting survey/re-survey in the state. He said it is also conducting survey of 4,604 GCPs.

 

Giving details, the Minister said 22 Modern Record Rooms have been constructed at tehsil level and work on seven more such rooms is going on. He said the computerization of five pilot villages including Kreeri, Tress Pone, Dhanmasta, Bijbehara and Dara Dullian was completed in July, 2016, while govt has set March 2022 as the deadline for completing the process in the entire state. He further informed that the government has retrieved 43,335 kanal and 3.5 marlas state land and 72,456 kanal and 15 marla Kahcharaie land from illegal occupation in Kashmir division. Legislator Qaiser Jamshed Lone raised supplementary question to the main question.

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  • 'Work on Kishtwar campus apace'

JAMMU: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari informed the Upper House that the government has approved up-gradation of 200 Middle Schools (100 in each division) to the level of High School and 200 High Schools (100 in each division) to the level of Higher Secondary School in the state. Replying to a question of Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, the Minister said that the up-gradation of these schools would be done as per the existing norms/feasibility. “However, the government would not establish any college by upgradation of Higher Secondary Schools,” he added.

 

He further informed that the government has approved opening of 17 new Degree Colleges and priority would be given to the uncovered areas of the state. The government is working on finalization of the locations subject to the availability of requisite land and feasibility of demand which includes the sufficient number of feeding Higher Secondary Schools, he added.

Related to the status of construction work on Kishtwar campus of University of Jammu, the Minister informed that the work on Academic Block has been completed, while work is apace on the building for Boys  and Girls Hostels and development of basic infrastructure.  The issue regarding release of second installment of funds has been taken up with the UGC to complete the remaining works, he informed. Legislator Firdous Ahmad Tak also raised supplementary question   to the main question.