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JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed the House that the Jammu and Kashmir Public Services Commission (JKPSC) has completed the recruitment process for selection of 371 doctors and the selection list is expected to be finalized soon. Replying to a question of Pradeep Sharma, the Minister said that the vacant posts in the hospitals in rural and hilly areas would be filled on priority to provide better healthcare facilities to the people living in these areas.

 

He further said that there is sufficient quantity of medicines available in every hospital across the state under Free Drug Policy. The vacant posts of the doctors/para-medical staff have been referred to PSC/SSRB for selection, he added. He informed that two technicians have been trained in District Hospital, Poonch to handle the CT Scan machine. Nine ambulances including one Critical Care Ambulance are also available in the hospital, he added. Legislator Firdous Ahmad Tak raised supplementary question to the main question.

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JAMMU: Minister for Revenue, Hajj and Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the House that one civilian has been killed while three army personnel injured in Pakistani firing in Mankote Sector in district Poonch during past 24 Hours.

Responding to the concern raised by Mian Altaf Ahmad and other Legislators over the loss of lives and property in recurrent incidents of cross-border shelling, the Minister informed that on Thursday at about 1620 hours, Pakistani Army started indiscriminate firing in Mankote sector manned by Indian Army’s 22 Sikh Regiment which was retaliated. He said during the firing, one lady namely Zainab Bee (45) W/O Mohammad Nazir Gujjar R/o Nar Balnai was killed while three Army personnel namely Havaldar Lakhvinder Singh, Havaldar Balvir Singh and Lance Naik Charandeep Singh got injured. 

He said firing was also reported from Gulpur and Balakote sectors on Thursday, however, no loss of life/property was reported in said incidents. The Minister said that District Administration Poonch is taking all possible measures to avoid loss of life and property; alternate arrangements are also in place for boarding and lodging of the effected population. 

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  • Steps to correct record of Ramnagar villages under process

JAMMU: Minister for Social Welfare, Mr Sajad Lone informed the House that the centre has sanctioned 3361 additional Anganwari centres for uncovered areas of the state. Replying to a question raised by Mr Rajiv Jasrotia, the Minister said that a proposal of 9826 additional Anganwari Centres was submitted under ‘Anganwari Centres on Demand’ against which the Union Government has sanctioned 3361 centres and locations are being finalized as per feasibility. 

He added that the Anganwari Workers and Helpers are being engaged as per norms after following due procedure. He said that the demand for increase of honorarium by Rs.500 each in favour of Anganwari Workers and Helpers is under examination of the Department. Meanwhile replying to a question of Rambir Singh Pathania, the Minister said the Government has taken appropriate measures to make corrections in the record pertaining to the 44 villages of Ramnagar and Majalta Tehsils declared under the RBA category. 

The Minister said that to overcome the difficulties being faced by people of the areas, the department has taken up the issue with the concerned Deputy Commissioner for taking corrective measures and setting the record straight. He said the notification to this effect will be issued within a few days. Earlier, Sajad Lone informed the House about the mandate of Social Welfare Department adding that it administers J&K State Advisory Board for the Development of Scheduled Castes; J&K State Social Welfare Board; J&K State Advisory Board for the Development of Other Backward Classes; J&K State Advisory Board for the Development of Pahari Speaking People; J&K State Women Development Corporation; and J&K State Scheduled Tribes/Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Corporation. 

The Minister said that various schemes run by the Social Welfare Department include Pension Schemes under ISSS and NSAP programmes; Scholarship Schemes; Residential Schemes; Other Financial/Development Schemes; and Soft Loan Schemes. Responding to supplementary part of the main question, the Minister said that  there are 50263(NSAP) and 84517(ISSS) pension cases pending in Jammu Division till ending December 2017 and  157918 and 93768  in Kashmir division. Mr Altaf Ahmad Wani, Legislators M. Y. Tarigami, Vikar Rasool and G. M. Saroori also raised their supplementaries to the main question.