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Asgar Samoon, Sheikh Fayaz take stock of public grievances at Srinagar

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‘Officers must work in close coordination; reach out to people with beneficiary schemes’

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 26: Principal Secretary, Transport, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon and Commissioner Secretary, Department of Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, Shiekh Fayaz Ahmad today took stock of people’s grievances during a day-long public grievance camp held at Banquet Hall, Srinagar.

During the day-long programme, a large number of deputations and individuals from Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Pulwama, Gulmarag, Kupwara, Kokernag, Pahalgam, among other areas met the Administrative Secretaries and highlighted their issues.

Director, Animal Husbandry, Kashmir, Purnima Mittal, Director, Floriculture and Gardens, Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Rather, Joint Director, Fisheries, Bashir Ahmad, among other senior officers from the concerned departments were present on the occasion.

During the camp several service matter cases were also taken up and the Administrative Secretaries asked the concerned departments to expedite their cases for early redressal.

A delegation of Kreeri, Baramulla, apprised the Principal Secretary about their issues and sought intervention from the Government. The delegation informed the Administrative Secretaries that few years back Government initiated to establish Culture Centre in Kreeri, for which funds were also released. However due to some reasons, the developmental work couldn’t take off. They demanded that work should be started—which would help the artist fraternity of the north Kashmir to preserve and promote the folk music.

A delegation of unemployed PhD scholars in Floriculture demanded that more posts should be notified with the department. They demanded laying down criteria so that PGs and PhD scholars find it viable to apply.

A deputation of Pensioners and serving employees of Wool Board apprised the Administrative Secretaries about their issues and sought an early redressal from the Government.

A delegation of casual labrorers in Polytechnic Institutes demanded release of their pending wages. They also demanded regularization under the new rules of the UT.

A delegation of Contractors—working with several departments demanded release of their pending bills.

Speaking to several delegations and officials during the camp, the Principal Secretary stressed that Government was creating employment avenues in Agriculture and allied sectors.

During the camp, Samoon directed the officers to work in close coordination and reach out to the people with several beneficiary schemes.  He also asked the officers to maintain synergy with officials of other works executing agencies for completion of their projects.

On the occasion, Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad called for inculcating the practice of cleanliness and sanitation as a norm and emphasized on more plantation to amplify green spaces.

Meanwhile matters related to Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs were also heard by the Administrative Secretaries along with other senior officers of the departments.

Nearly 150 delegations, besides scores of individuals called on the Administrative Secretaries and apprised him about various issues and matters pertaining to their areas.

The Administrative Secretaries assured the deputations and individuals that all their issues would be looked into for redress.

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