Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday said that his mission is to see the state prosperous in such a way that prosperity does not remain confined to few dynasties only.
“I call it filthy prosperity where politicians and bureaucrats have become rich while common people are striving for their basic needs” said Governor Malik, during the inaugural ceremony of Government Medical College here in north Kashmir.
He said, “Politicians and bureaucrats have acquired big properties in every part of the country and at places like Dubai, while condition of common people especially in downtown Srinagar and villages is gut-wrenching.”
The Governor said, “Unfortunately in past people close to the power corridors were benefitted while a common man, who had no access to such power houses, didn’t get anything.”
Governor Malik said that said that since the day he has assumed office in the state he has remained accessible to common people whose grievances were not heard in the past. “Common people are approaching me everyday. It was because of my hassle free access to youths that I provided justice to around 500 educated youths who were not close to power house, therefore, were deprived job in the Jammu and Kashmir bank,” he added.
“As part of our outreach programme we have made administration accessible to every individual. It is because of such an initiative that I have received 28000 grievances from the people and have redressed many of them. Even my Advisors hear grievances of people once in a week,” Governor Malik said.
He said as part of development the government has established 52 degree colleges across the state in six months and in coming three months 50 more colleges will be sanctioned. “Besides we have upgraded 238 high schools into higher secondary schools,” he added.