Several political, public delegations call on LG Sinha

Continuing his public outreach programme at Jammu, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today met former Ministers, ex- Legislators, political leaders, and public delegations here at Raj Bhavan and took stock of their concerning issues and grievances.

Delegation of BJP leaders led by Ravinder Raina comprising of former Minister, Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal and former MLC, Vibodh Gupta discussed the Covid-19 situation in Jammu and Kahsmir .

They projected issues related to strengthening of health infrastructure, provision of 24×7 health facilities in the district hospitals, shortage of oxygen cylinders and medical staff, early operation of oxygen plant at GMC Jammu and expediting recruitment of paramedical staff in district hospitals.

Issues like the review of reopening of schools and other education institutes due to apprehensions expressed by the parents, fixation of rates to prevent overpricing of minor minerals, pending payments of MGNREGA from 2017-18, pending social welfare pensions, compensation for left out beneficiaries under relief package for PoJK refugees settled outside J&K, unified survey for BPL beneficiaries, welfare of NYCs, Rehbar-e-Khel recruits and regularisation of Daily Wagers and Ad Hoc lecturers and enhancement of the honorarium of VDCs and their strengthening were also raised during the interaction.

Former Minister Sunil Sharma met the Lt Governor and expressed gratitude for the much-needed airstrip at Kishtwar District. He also apprised the Lt Governor of various issues pertaining to ITI Padder, commencement of work on Saffron Park Kishtwar, widening of road for Kulid Chowk to 9 Sector RR,  Degree College at Dachhan and other development issues of Kishtwar.

Former Minister, Bali Bhagat and Senior Journalist Daya Sagar also raised issues related to clarification on rules and eligibility for Domicile Certificate,  reorganisation of district administrative units, payment of Rs 5.5 lakh for left out PoJK refugees, engagement of vacant positions in Medical Colleges and new Medical Colleges for Kathua, Rajouri, Doda, and Anantnag. The former Minister also demanded dedicated health facilities for Covid-19 patients.