S S Kapur to head SWRRA
Dr Wani Re-Employed As Medical Superintendent
Srinagar, Oct 5: The State cabinet that met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday approved the ordinance to amend the J&K Water Resources Act to ensure that the amount collected as water cess could only be utilized for the upgradation of power projects.
The cabinet also approved constitution of State Water Resources Regulatory Authority (SWRRA) to be headed by former chief secretary S S Kapur.
The cabinet unanimously approved the ordinance to amend J&K Water Resources Act so that the amount collected as water cess could only be utilized for the upgradation of power projects.
“To leave no room for anybody to stake claim on the amount collected under water cess, the PHE ministry had submitted an amendment to the J&K Water Resources Act. The amendment Bill will be tabled in the next session of the legislature in Jammu,” a source said.
According to an official handout issued here this evening, the Cabinet accorded approval to the establishment of ‘State Water Resources Regulatory Authority’ in terms of section 139 of the J&K Water Resources (Regulation and Management) Act 2010 and appointment of former Chief Secretary, S S Kapur as its Chairperson.
Besides, the Cabinet also approved the appointment of V K Abrol and Abdul Rashid Tak as members of the authority.
In another decision the cabinet approved creation of the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge at Handwara.
The cabinet also approved re-employment of Dr Muhammad Amin Wani as Medical Superintendent, Super-Specialty Hospital Srinagar for a period of one year.
The cabinet also accorded administrative approval for improvement/upgradation of Ramnagar-Dudu road upto Latti in Udhampur district, approved by Special Task Force Jammu at an estimated cost of Rs 34.60 crore.
The cabinet, however, deferred till next meeting the report on the safety measures for Amarnath Yatra. The issue would be now taken up in the next cabinet meeting likely to be held on October 10.
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