The speaker of state legislative assembly Nirmal Kumar Singh on Thursday met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan.
In a statement issued here, Singh briefed Governor regarding certain issues relating to the functioning of Secretariat; need for application of IT to modernize the Assembly functioning; requirement of face-lifting and upgradation of MLA Hostels at Srinagar and Jammu.
Singh also took various other matters relating to the welfare of Legislators with the Governor, it said.
Former Union minister Saif-ud-Din Soz on Thursday met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan.
In a statement issued here Soz presented a copy of his recently released book, "Kashmir Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle" to the Governor.
He also informed Governor about some of his concerns relating to the effective functioning of health and other institutions in J&K, it said.
Soz also congratulated Governor on his decision to conduct the long pending elections to Municipalities and Panchayats and stated that this will greatly strengthen the democratic framework, it added.
Former minister Sham Lal Sharma called on Governor N. N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan on Thursday.
In a statement issued here, Sharma informed Governor about development issues relating to the Jammu region and the people's high expectation from the outcome of the forthcoming elections to Panchayats and Municipalities.
Governor appreciated Sharma's endeavors and urged him to encourage large scale participation of people to re-establish urban and rural self-governing bodies all over the state, it said.
MLA Kulgam M.Y. Tarigami, on Thursday met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan on Thursday.
In a statement issued here, Tarigami informed Governor about the development programmes in his district which were languishing for want of the funds required for their completion. Governor assured to examine and early determine the way forward to ensure the optimization of the investments already made in the incomplete projects.
Tarigami welcomed Governor's decision to organize polls for the restoration of the democratic framework at the grass-root level. Governor urged the Legislator to spread awareness about the high importance of the forthcoming elections to Municipalities and Panchayats., it added.
Member of the State Legislative Council Surinder Ambardar on Thursday called Governor N. N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan.
In a statement issued here, Ambardar apprised Governor about certain matters relating to the Kashmiri Migrants and welcomed the forthcoming elections to urban and rural self-governing bodies. Appreciating Ambardar's initiatives at the ground level Governor advised him to spread awareness about the high importance of establishing the grass-root level democratic framework, it added.
DELEGATION OF ALL J&K PANCHAYAT CONFERENCE
A 14-member delegation of All J&K Panchayat Conference led by its chairman Shafiq Mir met Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan on Thursday.
In a statement issued here, the delegation lauded the Governor's decision to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act 1989 to restore the direct election of Sarpanches and taking steps for strengthening the grass root level self-governing institutions in the rural areas, it said.
The delegation emphasized that the Panchayats are entirely non-political, community centric institutions which promote growth and development in sync with the aspirations of people living in the villages and requested district administration in the State should be directed to involve the erstwhile Panchs and Sarpanches for tackling various issues in the Panchayat areas, it said.
The delegation also highlighted the pressing security concerns of the All J&K Panchayat Conference members, it added.
Governor urged Panchayat Conference delegation to lose no time in starting preparations for the elections which are planned to be held in October-December this year, it said.