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JAMMU: Additional Spokesperson National Conference Mr Surinder Singh Bunty on Wednesday sought end to alleged agent culture in the office of PRO (Rehabilitation), charged with the crucial responsibility of scrutinizing applications for rehabilitation package for the Pak occupied Kashmir Refugees. “The unfortunate nexus due to agent culture is proving counterproductive and detrimental to the interests of the suffering refugees”, Mr Bunty said in a statement, adding that the displaced community is feeling harassed by the unauthorized and unscrupulous agents, who were allegedly enjoying patronage of some officials with vested interest.

 

Mr Bunty sought probe into functioning of the PRO (Rehabilitation) Office in the wake of severe complaints of the displaced families, saying that the unauthorized and unscrupulous agents can be seen roaming in and outside the office unabatedly. “This cannot happen without the  patronage and nexus of some unscrupulous officials”, he said and called for identifying them for delivering exemplary punishment under the conduct rules.  He said the process of applications is needed to be simplified and regulated so that the displaced community is saved from the harassment.  

“Genuine displaced community is being forced to knock the doors of the aforesaid office, where most of them are falling prey to the agents, who allegedly seek huge commission for getting their documents processed, making them eligible for the packaged relief, as per a large section of the refugees”, the Additional Spokesperson said. Mr Bunty sought the nexus in the PRO (Rehabilitation) Office to be broken by booking the agents and identifying the officials who are in hand-in-glove with them so that the organisation is freed from the unscrupulous elements.