CGPA for parity between JK regions

Greater Kashmir

In a meeting of IAS, IPS, IFS and other Central Government pensioners, presided over by Muhammad Shafi Pandit, ex Chairman PSC, the participants discussed setting up of AIIMS in Kashmir.

Stressing for parity between different regions of the state, Central Government Pensioners Association (CGPA) Srinagar has said that setting up of prestigious institutes must be done in a manner so that one region is not benefitted at the cost of other.

In a meeting of IAS, IPS, IFS and other Central Government pensioners, presided over by Muhammad Shafi Pandit, ex Chairman PSC, the participants discussed setting up of AIIMS in Kashmir. 

“The unfortunate part is that it has been made to appear as a war between people of Jammu region and Kashmir. J&K is one state therefore, any institution for one part of the state never means that it is to be established at the cost of another,” the CGPA spokesperson said in a statement. 

“The two regions of J&K are located like North and South of the Globe. Kashmir has no rail connectivity; road connectivity is undependable during rains and winter months. Ladakh gets cut off for six months from October. Srinagar becomes inaccessible because of excessive air fare and non dependable weather and fog which hamper air connectivity between the two cities and beyond. As such, Kashmir has geographical disadvantage which has to be accepted and recognised,” he quoted participants as having said in the meeting.

“For a small state of J&K there are two Central Universities and two Agricultural Universities. When IIT, IIM and IIMC are for Jammu then same becomes applicable to Srinagar also. We hope good sense prevails and one region is not sacrificed at the cost of other,” he further said.