Advisor Ganai holds public outreach program at Jammu | KNO

Advisor Ganai holds public outreach program at Jammu | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

JAMMU, AUGUST 28 (KNO) : Several deputations and individuals from all walks of life called on Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and brought the issues of their respective areas into his notice on the second day of his weekly public outreach program, here today at Convention Centre.

A deputation of All Jammu Hotels & Lodges Association called on Advisor and apprised him about the problems being faced by the hoteliers. The Association demanded for regulation of registration process of hotels, exemption for old existing hotel and lodges from the operation of SRO 154 TSM of 2016 dated 24-03-2016 and amendment in the guidelines for the registration and renewal of the hotels.

The Advisor directed Secretary Tourism Department to hold a meeting at Jammu with the members of the Hotels & Lodges Association and resolve their genuine issues.

Another deputation of JK Kissan Council apprised the Advisor of the issues of farmers which includes release of funds under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes, establishment of Fodder Development Centers and filling up of vacant posts in Agriculture department. The Advisor assured the deputation that these issues will be discussed with Union Secretary Agriculture for expediting the process of implementation of CSS in the state and also for the release of funds for RKVY, MIDH, SMAM and PMKSY. A deputation of Kashmiri Migrants projected the issues regarding illegal encroachment of their land at village Hangalkund, Bidder of district Anantnag.

The Advisor directed Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, to look into the matter in this regard and take necessary action against the encroachers. A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Passenger Mini Bus Transport Federation projected its demands pertaining to creation of terminals points, parking places and mini bus stand, renewal of permit and driving license, temporary permission for plying on interstate routes and other related issues.

The Advisor directed Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, to convene a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner Jammu, RTO and concerned officers in consultation with the stakeholders to redress their genuine issues. A deputation of village Basnote from Udhampur projected the demand for the construction of PMGSY road in Basnote. Taking serious note on the delay in the execution of PMGSY and PWD (R&B) projects, the Advisor asked the Engineers of concerned departments to review the progress on the projects regularly and directed for initiating strict action against contractors with unsatisfactory performances.

A delegation of Village Development Committee, Kotli Mangotrian from Reasi demanded for opening of Veterinary Hospital and construction of drinking water storage facilities at Kotli Mangotrian. Another deputation of Dessa Valley Welfare Committee from Doda projected their issues and demanded augmentation of Water Supply Scheme from Talanti Kainag to Zartund grammari and Saras Dessa besides road connectivity to the villages of Shrinkly, Grammri, Mallan, Saras and Punjan, Bhata, Dessa and Bagwah.

The inhabitants of villages Anji, Keyala, Domardli, Karian, Sirla and Kotli from district Reasi demanded for conducting survey of road from Anji bridge to village Dormardli Railway road. Similarly, residents of Daryar from Rajouri demanded for erection of electricity poles and augmentation of drinking water supply schemes. A deputation of Dogri Film Producers Jammu raised its issue regarding screening of regional language films and local producer films on subsidized rates of JKAACL at Abhinav Theatre.

The deputation also projected its pending liabilities under CDF. A deputation of Gender Coordinators under SSA demanded for their regularization and release of pending wages. Many other deputations including SSA Engineers, All World Gayatri Parivaar Trust, Development Council Channi Himmat, Retired Police Officers Association, J&K SRTC Retirees, Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum, All J&K Contractual Lecturers (10+2) Forum and individuals also projected their demands and developmental issues of their areas.

During the public hearing, the Advisor heard all delegations and assured them of redressing their grievances. He ascertained that the Government would ensure outcome-based disposal of the issues raised by the people. The Advisor also issued on the spot directions to the concerned officers and asked them to take cognizance of the pertaining issues and redress the same forthwith. The HoDs of various departments were directed to prepare action taken report of grievances received/redressed till date.