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JAMMU: Minister for Social Welfare Sajad Gani Lone informed the House that the enhancement of honorarium of Anganwari worker and helpers by Rs 500 each per month is under consideration of the government. Replying to a question of Sham Lal Bhagat, the Minister informed that the Anganwari workers are eligible for regularization as Supervisors as per seniority and availability of posts.


Giving details, the Minister informed that the Centre’s share for honorarium to Anganwari workers and helpers is Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 1,500 respectively. The actual honorarium paid to Anganwari workers varies from Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 3,700 while as Anganwari helpers get Rs. 1,840, he added. He further said the percentage spending on the social development sector has been on the record level during the present dispensation.


Legislators Saif-ud-Din Bhat, Firdous Ahmad Tak, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Khursheed Alam, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Vibod Gupta and Surinder Kumar Choudhary also raised supplementary questions  to the main question. Meanwhile, replying to a separate question of Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, the Minister informed that the government gives due cognizance to the recommendations of Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People for transfer and posting of eligible Wardens and Assistant Wardens in Pahari hostels. Legislator Vibod Gupta also raised supplementary question.

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  • Creation of posts at 10+2 level in upgraded schools to be taken up soon

JAMMU: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari informed the House that 8000 posts are being created at different levels in the State to augment human resource for the newly up-graded 200 Middle Schools to High Schools and 200 High Schools to Higher Secondary Schools. The Minister said this while replying to a Calling Attention Notice moved by MLA Pawan Gupta regarding shortage of permanent staff at Barta Higher Secondary School.


The minister informed that the Department on completion of this ongoing recruitment process shall initiate process for creation of posts at 10+2 level in already upgraded schools, including Higher Secondary School, Barta. With regards to the present staff position at Barta Higher Secondary School, he said that department has made the Higher Secondary School fully functional by way of internal arrangement to ensure that the education doesn’t suffer.

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JAMMU: Minister for Revenue, Hajj and Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the House that alternate public Transport Service for the passengers of old city in Srinagar is available on circular road. Responding to a calling attention notice by Shamim Firdous, Minister said the alternate transport service for the passengers of various old city areas is available on circular road via. M.A link Road, Ikhwan Chowk, Baba Dawood Bridge, Khanyar, Bohrikadal route.


He said earlier transport facility was available from Gawkadal to Bohri Kadal via Habba-kadal, but the route being very narrow is unsuitable for plying the new mini buses and hence the route was modified. The minister also informed the house that lady Special Bus Service of JKSRTC is being operated on daily basis from Lal Chowk to Lal Bazaar/Hazratbal via Bohrikadal which also caters to the said destination.

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