Black laws in JK on way out: Rather
‘People Suffered A Lot Since 1990’
Srinagar, Oct 23: Saying that people of Jammu and Kashmir have suffered a lot due to black laws implemented since 1990 when Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was the home minister of the country, the minister for finance and Ladakh affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather said Sunday that the present government has decided to revoke these laws to remove sufferings of the people.
He said the State cabinet has approved certain amendments in the Public Safety Act to make it human adding that scraping of AFSPA from the state is in a phased manner was also in offing.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating government treasury at Ramhal-Handwara in district Kupwara, Rather said “The present government is keen to provide succor to the people and mitigate their sufferings. In this connection, he referred to Public Services Guarantee Act (PSGA) and said the law has made public servants working in various government departments more accountable and responsive to the public demands.”
“By virtue of the PSGA, the public servants as well as higher authorities are liable to redress the grievances of people in time-bound manner failing which they shall have to face strict action”.
The Ramhal Treasury is the 8th treasury in district Kupwara raising the total number of treasury in Kashmir valley to 63 and 118 in J&K.
Former Minister and MLA Handwara, Ch. Muhammad Ramzan, Director General Accounts and Treasuries, Wali Muhammad Bhat, senior citizens and a large number of people including panches and sarpanches and concerned officers of finance department were present on the occasion.
Rather said though opening of treasury at Ramhal didn’t fall under the criteria but the cabinet sanctioned it as a special case keeping in view the socio-political importance of Ramhal block.
He said government has kept a budget of Rs 25 crore for integrated development of Ramhal block adding that Rs. 20 crore are being spent on construction of roads under PMGSY, Rs 85 lakhs under MGNREAGA and Rs. 83 lakhs under BADP.
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