User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

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. 

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
  • 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.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
  • 3290 selections made by JKPSC, 19583 by JKSSB in past 3 yrs

JAMMU: Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar on behalf of Finance Minister,   informed the House that 88040 unemployed youth are registered with various District Employment and Counselling Centres of the State till ending 2017. He, however, said that the registration is voluntary and the figure may be higher. Replying to a question by Mian Altaf Ahmad, the Minister said that the government has taken number of initiatives for providing employment to unemployed qualified youth in Government as well as in private sector.

He said the Government has adopted a policy to fast track the recruitment in Government departments for filling up of non-gazetted posts borne on the establishment of any department or service of the Government and such gazetted posts as may be notified from time to time. He said that under special recruitment policy, it is obligatory on the recruiting agencies viz JKPSC and JKSSB to complete the selection process of already referred vacancies in a time bound manner. He added that JKPSC has made 3290 selections and JKSSB 19583 in last three years.

 

The Minister said that with reference to private sector, the State as well as the Central governments have taken number of initiatives to address the problem through entrepreneurship and skill development.  He said “A number of self-employment schemes are being implemented by the labour and Employment Department including Seed Capital fund Scheme (SCFS); Youth Start-up Loan Scheme (YSLS); National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC); Women Entrepreneurship Programme (WEP); and Self Help Group of Engineers Scheme.” Mr Ali Mohammad Sagar, Mr. Usman Majid, Mr Mubarak Gul, M Y Tarigami, Altaf Ahmad Wani, Hakim Mohammad Yasin, Javed Ahmad Rana raised supplementaries to the main question.