Govt focused to improve rural connectivity in JK

Khusrhid Shah, Talat Parvez take stock of public grievances in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 27: Commissioner Secretary, Public Works Department (R&B) Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Talat Parvez Rohelalla today took stock of people’s grievances during a day-long public grievance camp held at Banquet Hall, Srinagar.

During the programme, a large number of deputations and individuals from across Jammu and Kashmir including, Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Pulwama, Gulmarag, Kokernag, Phalgam, among other areas met the Administrative Secretaries and highlighted their issues.

Speaking to several delegations during the camp, Shah said that Government was focused to improve the rural connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir. He also said that the macdamization process would start immediately after weather improves.

A delegation of Zafran Colony, Pampore, called upon the Administrative Secretaries, urging Government to complete the macadmization works and also take up the inner road links in their areas. They apprised the officials that the funds were already released in this regard. However no work was carried out.

A delegation from Shangus, Anantnag demanded macdamization of rods and link roads of their areas. They alleged that interior roads remain in shambles. The 20 member delegation, led by Auqaf President, Shangus further demanded that their all the grievances should be addressed.

A delegation from Thamun, Pulwama apprised the Administrative Secretaries about their issues—urging the Administrative Secretaries to direct the officers to look into the matter on priority.

A delegation from Dogripura, Awantipora , Pulwama apprised the Administrative Secretaries that 14 years have passed, the bridge haven’t been started.

A delegation of senior citizens informed that Health Department has failed to establish Janashudi Store at Day Care Centre for Senior Citizens—which is jointly monitored by Health Department and High Court. They also said that Chadoora Hospital is highly ill-equipped. They said that the hospital has highly infrastructure deficiency.

A delegation of aspiring Assistant Professors (Mass Communication and Journalism) urged the Administrative Secretaries to expedite the process of conducting interviews by Public Service Commission (PSC). They informed that the AP posts were notified for Film-making and Television Production, while as there is no master level degree exclusively done in such discipline. They informed the meeting that PSC in this regard have sent three reminders to the Administrative Department (Higher Education) viz-a-viz title of the posts and applications sought, thereof accepted. They said that they have forwarded several grievances in this regard and hoped that needful would be done soon.

A delegation of north Kashmir’s Hajin Bandipora demanded up-gradation of PHC and establishment of Bank branches. They also demanded macdamization of inner links to Madwan, Sonawari.

A delegation of casual workers (Nursing Orderlies) of Ganderbal district demanded that wages were pending wages since 2014. They informed the Administrative Secretaries that despite Court directions, the concerned administrative demanded wasn’t adhering to orders.

A delegation of Drubigaam, Pakherpora, demanded macdamization of roads. They said that their demand was long pending and Government hasn’t wages were pending wages since 2014. They informed the Administrative Secretaries that despite Court directions, the concerned administrative demanded wasn’t adhering to orders.

A delegation from Langate, led by BDC chairman, demanded macdamization of roads from Magam to Pohru. They also demanded macdamization of inner road links of the area.

A delegation from Chitergul, Shanghus demanded that their roads be repaired, besides ensuring that road safety measures were ensured.

A delegation from Mamoosa, Pattan demanded constriction of NTPHC and additional Anganwadi centres. They alleged that there was an absenteeism of the staff

A delegation from Zoorigund, Budgam demanded NTPC for their area. They said that area has a population of 6000 people, however no

A delegation of PHDs, M.Tech in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering demanded that posts should be created for them. They also demanded 30% reservation of works for them under self –help group mode.

A delegation of ‘Helper to Supervisor’ of ICDS demanded their wages be released on priority. They also demanded regularization of their services.

A delegation of Chadoora led by Sarpanch alleged that there were serious issues in the Chadora Hospital. They also demanded that department inquiries should be regularization of their services.

A delegation of Hamdania Colony, Bemina informed that their roads are in shambles. They demanded early macdamization and urged the Administrative Secretaries that their grievances be kindly addressed.

A delegation of casual labours working under Hospital Development Fund demanded that their wages be released regularly.

A delegation of contractors—working for JKPCC demanded clearing of their pending bills. They demanded their liabilities be cleared.

A delegation of Kreeri demanded that health centre for Chandkoot. They said that people were suffering due to the lack of healthcare institute.

A delegation of Soibugh, Lal Colony, demanded boundary wall in their area.

A delegation of Shutra Shahi, Colony, Batamaloo, demanded macdamization of their area. They also demanded construction of the boundary wall.

A delegation of unemployed music graduates apprised the Secretary Higher Education about the lack of posts in Higher Secondary Level. They also demanded that music courses should be started at PG level. They said at a time when sanction was granted to nearly 100 colleges across Jammu and Kashmir, there was a need to create job avenues for these graduates too.

Several delegations from Khanyar, Rainawari, and other areas apprised the Commissioner Secretary, R&B about the dilapidated roads in the city centre, besides demanding public urinals across City.

Chief Engineer, R&B, Sami Arif, among other senior officers of R&B Department were present during the day-long public grievance camp in Srinagar.