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G. M Saroori calls upon Governor

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Discusses issues pertaining to Inderwal constituency

DODA, AUGUST 05: – Member of Legislative Assembly from Inderwal constituency, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori presented a chartered of demands to Governor Shri. N. N Vohra here at Doda, a press release issued here said adding that the MLA  sought detailed feedback from the Legislator regarding the developmental issues in the district.

The press release further said that Saroori informed Governor about the development programmes in Doda and Kishtwar districts which, he claimed, were languishing for want of the funds required for their completion. He also raised a number of problems relating to Inderwal constituency and called for speedy execution of the projects and pending works in the district.

The demands presented to the governor included sanctioning of Govt Degree Colleges for Malanoo Kahara and Bunjwah stating that such a venture would help the masses here immensely. “Due to socio- economic constraints, the students of this area are not in a position to go to distant places for higher education and therefore, a local Degree College will be able to satisfy the educational needs, aptitude and aspiration of this far-flung area,” he was quoted as saying.

During the meeting, Saroori also pressed for redressal of genuine demands of Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers recruited under centrally sponsored Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme who, he added, were without their salaries for the past more than three months. He also advocated for delinking of the salary of SSA teachers and Head Teachers from the central budget to state budget in order to regularize posts and salaries putting an end to the existing unjustified problem and thus providing the sigh of relief to the aggrieved employees of Education Department.

He informed the Governor that wages of thousands of job card holders against work done for the year 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 were still pending causing resentment among the labour section towards administration and also stressed on the need for early completion of projects under Tourism and utilization of funds sanctioned by UPA II for raising Tourism infrastructure by Kishtwar development authority.

He informed the Governor that landholders of 48 mw of lower Kalnai Hydro electric power project at Dunadi were awaiting the release of compensation in favour of them. “The companies which were engaged in Kalnai and Rattle power project Drabshalla have left the projects halfway which has created lots of inconveniences,” he informed the Governor adding that early start of both the vital power projects was important as both shall benefit the region.

Governor assured Saroori to examine and early determine the way forward to ensure the optimization of the investments already made in the incomplete projects. He called upon the Legislator to enlarge awareness about the vital importance of the forthcoming elections to Municipalities and Panchayats for the establishment of grassroots democracy. Saroori unanimously welcomed the Governor’s decision to hold the long pending elections and stated that Doda and Kishtwar shall provide an overwhelming turnout at both the polls.

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