Govt Sensitive About Issues Faced By Kps: LG

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)

Says Attacks Were Not Carried Out On Individuals But Integrity Of India

Jammu- Asserting that his administration is sensitive to the issues of Kashmiri pandits, including the PM package employees, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Saturday that the attacks carried out in Valley were not on the individuals of the community but also on the integrity of India.

“Few unfortunate incidents had occurred. These attacks were not only on individuals but also on the integrity of India. There are a handful of people, who on the behest of the neighboring country are targeting innocent civilians. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are working with full sensitivity and commitment to address all the issues,” Sinha said.

He made these remarks while addressing a gathering of KPs at Jagti Colony here on Saturday.

The LG said that many PM package employees have resumed their duties and that direction has been issued to release their pending salaries without any delay.

Rejecting the remark attributed to him by former Congress President, Rahul Gandhi about the KPs, Sinha said he has made no such statement and it was attributed to him with malicious intent.

“It is completely fabricated and full of lies. I have never used such words for anyone in my entire life. It is my firm belief that anyone who needs help should always be given priority. My doors are open 24 hours for those who has any problem. We are creating an environment to address your issues, efforts are being made for welfare of your children and families to ensure that entire community can contribute in the progress of J&K like it did in the past,” he added.

Maintaining that all the posts under PM Package have been filled, the LG said that his administration has made all the arrangements for construction of 6000 dwellings.

“Except two, the construction is underway on all the sites. I am personally monitoring the progress. By this April, 1200 houses and till December 2700 houses will be ready. All the pending promotions were completed recently. The process of promotion from Non-gazetted to gazetted is going on and I hope that it will be completed by the end of this month,” he said.

He added that that 80% to 85% PM Package employees are posted at district headquarters, while some are posted at tehsil headquarters after the security audit of the areas.

“We have ensured that no one is posted at any office or school situated in a remote isolated area,” he said.

“We are committed to fulfill the expectation of people. Earlier, the laws were formulated to retrieve the properties of Kashmiri Pandit brothers but it was not implemented. We have taken immediate action and out of 8000 applications received on Migrant Portal around 6000 cases have been resolved. The administration and the security forces are working with dedication to ensure your safety,” he added.

On this occasion, Sinha also directed the concerned departments for the up-gradation of community hall and a playground.

Earlier, the LG also inaugurated a Special Governance Camp for the community members.

The 12-day long camp at 6 locations is aimed to ensure 100% saturation of Social security schemes for Kashmiri migrants. 18 departments have put up their stalls at the camp including the facilities for enrolment of youth for self employment, skilling and up-skilling.

“Directive has been issued to organize such special governance camps for POJK brothers and sisters to ensure saturation of social security schemes, self-employment and skilling,” the LG added.

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