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SRINAGAR: Lt. Gen. Y.K. Joshi, GOC 14 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Lt. Gen briefed Governor regarding the situation along the LoC and LAC which fall within the Area of Responsibility of this Corps. Governor held detailed discussion with Lt. Gen. regarding issues relating to connectivity and expansion of road network which is required to connect various parts of Ladakh internally and with the plains. GOC also briefed Governor regarding winter preparedness for sectors under his responsibility. Governor stressed the importance of maintaining a sustained coordination between the Security Forces and the Civil Administration to meet the security challenges in the State.


  • DG BSF meets Governor

SRINAGAR:  Sh. K.K. Sharma, Director General, Border Security Force, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. DG briefed Governor about functioning of the BSF in Jammu and Kashmir and about various issues connected with internal and external security, particularly in the backdrop of the recent spurt in attempts of infiltration from across the IB.


  • Principal Sec Health and Medical Education briefs Governor


SRINAGAR: Sh. Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Dullo briefed Governor about several important administrative matters relating to the Health and Medical Education Department and efforts of the Department in providing good health care services to the people particularly in the far-flung areas of the State.


Governor urged Sh. Dullo to expedite process for filling up the pending vacancies in the health and medical education department to overcome the acute and recurring human resource shortage in this critical sector and particularly stressed equipping Primary Health Centres with requisite infrastructure. He emphasised strengthening of Institutions of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in order to achieve 100 % institutional deliveries and for effective postnatal care of mother and child.

  • Commissioner Secy GAD briefs Governor

SRINAGAR: Sh. Hilal Ahmad Parray, Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Parray briefed Governor about various important issues relating to the   service matters of the government departments and other areas assigned to the GAD. Governor emphasised time bound resolution of all matters relating to the employees and urged for ensuring efficiency and transparency by the employees during routine disposal of work assigned to them.

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GANDERBAL: The Finance and Accounts (F&A) Section and the Centre of Capacity Development of Administrative Staff (CCDAS) jointly organised a one-day workshop on “Expenditure Management and Control Measures,” at Nunar here on Tuesday. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Registrar, Prof. Fayaz Ahmad Nika, Finance Officer, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Haji, senior administrative officers and other staff members were also present on the occasion.  

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir hailed the F&A section for holding the workshop and asked all the staff members to implement the General Financial Rules (GFR-2017) in letter and spirit. He asked the employees to pose relevant questions to the experts in order to clarify the issues pertaining to financial matters.

Addressing the participants, Finance Officer, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Haji said the university has a robust Finance and Accounts Section and the rules and regulations regarding financial matters and transactions are implemented fully. Thereafter, the Finance Officer spoke on various issues ranging from maintenance of records to control measures, delegation of financial powers from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to University Grants Commission (UGC). He also discussed Public Financial Management System (PFMS) recently introduced by the university for transactions with the service providers.

Consultant Finance and Accounts, Mr. Muhammad Afzal also gave detailed lectures on expenditure management, responsibilities of the Controlling Officers and contingencies.   Deputy Registrar Finance, Dr. Javed Wani conducted the programme proceedings.

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  • ‘Nomination process to continue till Sept 25’

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar today announced the schedule for the Urban Local Body polls in district Jammu having one Municipal Corporation and seven Municipal Committees. Addressing media persons here at a press conference, the DC informed that the ULB elections in the district will be held during the 1st phase and the voting will take place on October 08, 2018.


“The nomination process started from today will continue till September 25 and the scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on September 26, while candidature can be withdrawn by September 28. The polling hours will be from 7 am to 2 pm”, he informed. He said for the first time, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in the ULB polls and elections will be on party-basis. He said 50 ROs have been appointed in the district for smooth conduct of elections. One EVM would be installed in each polling station with a reserve machine for the backup, he added.


Responding to media queries, he said foolproof security arrangements will be put in place to ensure smooth elections while exercise is on to identify sensitive and hyper sensitive polling stations. The DC further informed that the Model Code of Conduct has already come into force and asked the candidates and political parties to follow the guidelines. Meanwhile, he said that voter awareness and training programmes will be conducted to ensure maximum voter turnout. The training programmes for polling officers will be conducted from September 25 to October 05, he said, adding that the DEO has been designated as appellant authority for the elections.


The DC appealed to all voters to take part in the democratic process. Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner convened a meeting of Nodal officers and held a detailed discussion on various aspects of Municipal Elections including Law and Order, implementation of Model Code of Conduct, Media Certification and Monitoring Committee, Training Management, Communication Plan and Computerization, Helpline and complaint, man Power Management, Printing of Ballot Papers, Expenditure Monitoring, Election Material Management and Distribution Collection, Formulation of Transport Plan Management, EVMs, Counting Plan and Arrangements, Nodal Officer SVEEP and Observers.