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Weekly public hearing: Advisor Kumar listens to people’s issues at Jammu

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today interacted with the people and listened to their issues, problems during his weekly public hearing programme here at Banquet Hall.

Several public and employees’ delegations and individuals hailing from different parts of the state registered their grievances and sought early redressal.

All J&K Govt. Pharmacist Association apprised the Advisor about their issues and requested for passing necessary directions to the concerned   to clear all pending DPC cases.

 A delegation of un-employed Post Graduate Ayurvedic Doctors sought advertisement for the vacant posts of AYUSH doctors.

Representatives of State Forest Service requested for expediting the process of induction to Indian Forest Service (IFS).

A delegation of Wireless Operators called for considering regularization of their services. Meanwhile, Contractual/Casual workers working in the Forest, YS&S, Health and other departments and Migrant workers also requested the Advisor for considering their services for regularization.

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J&K SPCB organizes public hearing for extension of Jammu Airport Runway

JAMMU DECEMBER 13:J&K SPCB Jammu in collaboration with Airport Authority of India (AM), organized a...

Ramban: Awareness rally held under SVEEP

RAMBAN DECEMBER 13: To sensitize people about their constitutional right to franchise, social and moral...

Div Com reviews operation of chopper service to hilly districts

JAMMU DECEMBER 13: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today asked the police to ensure foolproof security...

KVIB sets up 1677 micro industrial units this fiscal under PMEGP

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) has established 1677...

Farooq Shah seeks all basic facilities for migrants, refugees

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: Secretary Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Farooq Ahmed Shah, Thursday...

Jammu Mayor calls on Advisor Sharma, discusses JMC issues

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC),Chander Mohan Gupta called on Advisor to Governor,...

VC KVIB, several delegations calls on Advisor Sharma

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: The newly appointed Vice Chairperson, J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB),...

State President JDU meets Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: G.M. Shaheen, State Party President, Janata Dal United today met Governor Satya...

Addl. DG CRPF meets Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: V.S.K. Kaumudi, Addl. DG CRPF, today met Governor Satya Pal Malik here...

FCS&CA inspection squad fines Rs 13.900 from errant shopkeepers

NIN NEWS SERVICE | SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 16: The Enforcement squad of Food Civil Supplies and...

CEC LAHDC reviews preparations for Losar festival

NIN NEWS SERVICE | LEH, NOVEMBER 16: The Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Leh Jamyang...

65th Cooperative Week Celebrated in Kupwara

NIN NEWS SERVICE | KUPWARA, NOVEMBER 16: The Department of Co-operatives Kupwara today celebrated 65th...

Militancy uprising

Category: Editorial

||| RAJNI SHARMA ||||

The militancy in the state, particularly in the Kashmir valley has shown an uprising since last few months. The security forces have acted tough against this increase and has also eliminated a good number of militants, operating in the valley.  About 200 militants are active in j& k at present. The security forces have carried outa large number of anti-militancy operations and have also eliminated a good number of militants during the operation all out. The government is not ready to compromise with its security and has given a free hand to the forces to carry out militancy operations. Even the BJP has pulled out from the coalition government in the state to deal with the militancy in an efficient manner. Now with the Governor rule, implemented in the state, an increase in the number of anti-terrorist  operations is definitely on the cards.The security forces will now have an upper hand during the operations due to increased intelligence inputs.

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Peaceful first phase of polling

Category: Editorial

RAJNI SHARMA  |||||

First phase of local body elections (Municipal Committee elections) ended peacefully. The elections of 11 districts of the state went to polls in first phase of Municipal elections on 8th October 2018 with Rajouri district of Jammu division recording the highest turnout of 81% while as Bandipora district recorded the lowest turnout of 3.4%. The polling remained by and large peaceful with no major incident reported from any poll bound areas of the three regions of the state. It is after a lapse of 13 years that Governor Administration has conducted the local body elections in the state, which remained peaceful throughout the state. This shows that the previous governments were not sincere in conducting the elections to the ground level democratic institutions of the state. The last elections to these institutions were held in 2005 and after their full term of six years, no government conducted these elections. 

The valley witnessed a very low turnout, as the separatists and the NC and PDP abstained from these elections. But there remained no absolute impact of militant threats and poll boycott calls of NC and PDP in Jammu and Ladakh regions, where people including women, young and elderly citizens turned out in large numbers to elect their representatives to the Municipal Bodies. There had been no complaint of any major election related violence in all 321 wards, where polling was held on 8th of October 2018 in 820 polling stations after which fate of 1204 candidates was sealed in the EVM's, which would be opened on 20th of October, when the fourth phas of election to the local Body elections will come to an end. In the phase-1, a total of 78 candidates have been elected unopposed.

   These elections once again showed that Kashmir centric political parties are trying to take the union government hostage with some or the other demands but the participation of the electorate showed that these parties are no longer relevant in the state, as they have lost the confidence of the people. Despite the boycott, a good number of candidates of these parties took part in these elections as proxy candidates. People's conference party chairman Sajad Gani Lone has rebuked the boycott call of these parties by saying that these elections have exposed their double standard. He said that the political parties have right not to participate in elections but should then giveaway perks. He said that if these political parties are serious about boycott, its leaders should resign from their positions. He said that he knows the demerits of boycott as his party has boycotted for 20 years. This shows that people of the Kashmir valley have come to know the double standard of these parties. Anyhow, the Governor Administration deserves all appreciation of conducting first phase of M. C. elections peacefully. Let us hope all the other three phases of elections culminate peacefully.

Strike of SSA Teachers

Category: Editorial

    RAJNI SHARMA ||| 

 The Continuous strike of the SSA teachers in the state has collapsed the education system in the state particularly in the far flung areas of the state, where these SSA teachers are responsible for the functioning of these schools. In these areas the schools are virtually closed since last month and the government has failed in solving the problems of these protesting teachers. They are demanding payment of their salaries on the regular basis as their monthly salaries are not released for months, creating great problems for these teachers. Their salary is provided under the central scheme SSA for which the funds are provided by the union government. But the state government has misused the funds, as a result the teachers appointed under this scheme have to wait months for their salaries. Now these protesting teachers are demanding de-linking of their salaries from the central funds to the state budget but the state government has not come with any concrete plan to address this issue. Lately the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed to release 147 croreRs for their salaries, which h is a welcome step but need is that the issue of their salaries be solved permanently, so that they are not forced to come on roads time and again for the resolution  of their problems.

So far as the education sector of the state is concerned, it has always been accorded step motherly treatment and it is the one such sector which has been ignored in every field. May it be the issue of staff or infrastructure, there is not a single school which functions with the full sanctioned strength of the staff. Due to the non- seriousness, the education sector is suffering in the state. Shortage of teaching staff, inadequate infrastructure, accommodation problems are some of the problems which the govt. schools in the state are facing with. These deficiencies have badly affected the education sector. It has been observed that in the urban areas of the state, the teaching-staff is surplus and other facilities are also available but in the rural areas the position is altogether changed, In the rural areas all the educational institutions are facing acute problems of staff, buildings and other infrastructure, which is evident from the fact that alone in the Ramban District about 600 posts of Lecturers and teachers are lying vacant, which has badly suffered the education system in the district. Same is the position of the other districts of the state particularly in the rural areas.

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26-6-17, Kashmir in a grim situation

Category: Editorial

 

RAJNI  SHARMA //


The recent militancy attacks in the Kashmir valley are a matter of grave concern for the whole nation .The way, a young police officer was stripped to death, that too in front of a mosque- which are considered a better place of shelter for strangers, is really a shocking news for all the humanity. It shows that govt. have lost control over law and order. The state has been pushed into such a situation, where the guards are themselves not safe.

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Editorial

  • Ceasefire violations increased

          There has been agreat increase in the ceasefire violations on the LOC since past few days. Pakistani forces have resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian posts on the LOC in Mankot sector in Mendhar, poonch and martyred another Army soldier...

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State

J&K SPCB organizes public hearing for extension of Jammu Airport Runway

JAMMU DECEMBER 13:J&K SPCB Jammu in collaboration with Airport Authority of India (AM),   organized   a Public Hearing  here at Belicharana Jammu for extension of Jammu Airport T, Runway.

At the outset, the participants were welcomed  and   briefed about the salient features of the project.

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Ramban: Awareness rally held under SVEEP

RAMBAN DECEMBER 13: To sensitize people about their constitutional right to franchise, social and moral duties besides ongoing Special Summary Revision (SSR), Education department in coordination with District Administration Ramban organized an awareness rally at Ramban under Systematic Voter's Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme.  

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Div Com reviews operation of chopper service to hilly districts

JAMMU DECEMBER 13: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today asked the police to ensure foolproof security for passengers availing chopper service. 

Chairing a meeting of senior functionaries of tourism, service Provider Company, besides Deputy Commissioners of the districts availing Chopper service through video conference,   the Div Com took a thorough review of the procedure followed for the operation of sorties. 

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KVIB sets up 1677 micro industrial units this fiscal under PMEGP

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) has established 1677 micro industrial units under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) this fiscal.

The information was revealed at a meeting chaired by Vice Chairperson KVIB Dr Hina Shafi Bhat today to review the performance of the Board here.

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Farooq Shah seeks all basic facilities for migrants, refugees

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: Secretary Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Farooq Ahmed Shah, Thursday chaired a meeting here to review the facilities being provided to the migrants and refugees.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, Relief Commissioner M L Raina, officers from Revenue, DMRRR and allied departments were present in the meeting along with the representatives of the migrants and refugees.

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Jammu Mayor calls on Advisor Sharma, discusses JMC issues

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC),Chander Mohan Gupta called on Advisor to Governor, Kwela Kumar Sharma here today and discussed issues pertaining to the Civic body .

The Mayor submitted a memorandum of issues raising various issues including reorganization of JMC, regularization of contractual /casual employees, framing of Municipal Service Subordinate recruitment rules, sanctioning of filling up of vacant posts by direct recruitment of all categories in the corporation, framing of policy for proper rehabilitation of street vendors within JMC

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VC KVIB, several delegations calls on Advisor Sharma

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: The newly appointed Vice Chairperson, J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), Dr Hina Bhat today called on Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma here at his office chamber   and discussed the schedule for the next meeting of the Board.

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State President JDU meets Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: G.M. Shaheen, State Party President, Janata Dal United today met Governor Satya Pal Malik here at the Raj Bhavan.

Shaheen discussed with Governor a range of issues related to public welfare and congratulated him for the peaceful conduct of just concluded Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies polls.

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Addl. DG CRPF meets Governor

JAMMU, DECEMBER 13: V.S.K. Kaumudi, Addl. DG CRPF, today met Governor Satya Pal Malik here at the  Rajbhavan  and briefed him about the current internal security scenario in the State.

The Governor lauded the role of CRPF in the peaceful conduct of the recently concluded Panchayat polls in the State.

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