Government working for equitable development: LG

WDC chairperson, former minister, DDC member, several delegations call on Sinha
Government working for equitable development: LG
The LG assured the delegations that all their suggestions would be considered on merit and forwarded to concerned departments for their redress.File/ GK

Jammu: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that the government was working with an agenda of equitable development.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that interacting with the members of several delegations who called on him, the LG said that the government was working with an agenda of equitable and balanced development.

Several delegations including Waqf Development Committee (WDC) chairperson, former minister, and DDC member called on the LG at Raj Bhavan and apprised him of their concerning issues.

Chairperson WDC (Union Ministry of Minority Affairs) Darakhshan Andrabi met the LG and discussed several measures to be taken for the revival of the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Cultural units of various departments.

She also discussed the functioning of Mission Youth in J&K and suggested measures to make it more vibrant and transparent in the future.

The LG assured her that her concerns regarding the cultural sector would be considered and action would be taken accordingly.

Former minister Sham Lal Choudhary also called on the LG and discussed the issues being faced by farmers of village Gharana due to the development of Gharana Wetland and other issues related to public importance.

DDC member Aijaz Hussain submitted a memorandum to the LG apprising him of the issues about regularisation of paramedical staff working in GMCs and Associated Hospitals in Srinagar and Jammu, regularisation of Rehbar-e-Khel teachers besides concerning issues of stone quarries of Zewan Bala and Zewan Payeen.

President of Association of Recognised Colleges of Health Sciences (J&K) M S Katoch handed over a representation of unaided private Nursing and Paramedical Colleges regarding filling up of vacant posts.

All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) President Anil Sharma also handed over a memorandum to the LG regarding their demands to make Panchayats financially empowered.

He demanded the Panchayat Development Fund and a separate Financial Commission for the development of Panchayats.

J&K Brahmin Sabha President Atul Sharma demanded suitable land for the construction of Bhagwan Parshuram Temple besides holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday and renaming of Jammu University after Paramveer Chakra Somnath Pandit.

The LG assured the delegations that all their suggestions would be considered on merit and forwarded to concerned departments for their redress.

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