Govt approves NPR project for JK
BOPEE To Make Selection Of Patwar Trainees
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Apr 9: Following the guidelines issued by the union government, the Jammu and Kashmir government Monday approved implementation of National Population Register (NPR) project in Jammu and Kashmir in place of Aadhar project.
The decision was taken by the state cabinet which met here Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
NPR will be an exhaustive database, listing all residents in the state, district, block, village, and household. The register will include any person who stays or intends to stay in an area for six months or more, both citizens and non-citizens, and the data will eventually be replaced by a National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC).
Official sources said the state government was asked by the union government to replace the Aadhar project with NPR as has been done by various other states across the country. “The process is basically aimed to give every citizen a unique mode to identify himself in front of the governing body. For this purpose, a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was formed by the Planning Commission last year. The Unique Identification Number, simply known as Aadhar number had collected five perquisite details from over 17 crore people. But the National Population Register (NPR) was developed under the Home Ministry with the intention of collecting 15 sets of details from the people in order to issue the Union Home Ministry’s identity card”, official sources said.
The differences are that while Aadhar registration is voluntary, NPR registration is mandatory and in case of any discrepancy the NPR will prevail over Aadhar, they added.
INCENTIVES PACKAGE TO TOURISM INDUSTRY REVISED
In view of the new budgetary provisions for the financial year 2012-12, the cabinet also revised the incentives for tourism as an industry. Sources said the cabinet accorded nod to the proposal of the tourism department, which had suggested modification of the existing norms for providing incentives to the trades connected with the tourism sector, which has been declared industry by the state government.
The government revisited the existing package of incentives for tourism units, which include houseboats, hotels, paying guest houses, motels and cafeterias to announce the new package of incentives.
PATWAR TRAINEES’ SELECTION AT DISTT LEVEL
In another important decision, the cabinet declared J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) as the recruiting agency for the selection of Patwar trainees, in place of Service Selection Board. The examinations will be conducted by the BOPEE at the district level by associating the concerned Deputy Commissioners and making selection in accordance with the Reservation Rules.
TRANSFER OF LAND
Meanwhile, the Cabinet also approved transfer of state land measuring 192 kanals and 34 marlas under khasra No 169/172/411/1013/412, situated in estates nambal Narkara and Hamchipora of tehsils Budgam and Khag respectively of district Budgam, in favour of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Shalimar Srinagar for establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra. It also approved transfer of land measuring 300 kanals and 5 marlas situated in villages Hrudubani, Lalpora and Mangloora of tehsil Tangmarg, district Baramulla, for establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
Similarly, the Cabinet also approved transfer of state land measuring 362 kanals and 13 marlas for construction of Krishi Vigyan Kendra at village Marta and construction of residential quarters for employees of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in village Ramnagar, tehsil Ramnagar, district Udhampur.
INCREASE OF INCENTIVES TO LAMBARDARS, CHOWKIDARS
The cabinet, however, deferred the decision to enhance the incentives to the Nambardars and Chowkidars in the state. As per the sources the cabinet was unanimous that the hike should be made alongwith the hike in the remuneration of Panchs and Sarpanchs, for which a proposal is being reportedly under process.
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