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Lt Governor reviews functioning of Industries and Commerce Department

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Jammu, February 28: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Industries and Commerce Department here at the Raj Bhavan.

The meeting was attended by BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance ; Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department; Er. Ishtiaq Hussain Drabu, Managing Director, J&K Cements Limited and other senior officers.

During the meeting, the Lt Governor sought a detailed report on the structure and functioning of the department and stressed on taking comprehensive measures to make the industrial sector in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir more vibrant and growth oriented.

The Lt Governor was given a briefing on current financial status, organizational setup, besides key responsibilities, objectives and functioning of Industries and Commerce department.

The Lt Governor observed that the Industrial sector is a key for the economic development of any region and emphasized on the need to evolve a synergy between various departmental initiatives so as to develop a conducive environment for the development of industrial sector in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Lt Governor also enquired about the functioning of the J&K Cements Limited and directed for streamlining its working and taking appropriate steps to resolve all the bottlenecks to make it a vibrant and self-reliant organization.

During the meeting, a threadbare discussion was also held on the upcoming Industrial Policy and preparations for the Global Investors’ Summit.

Commissioner Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi gave a power point presentation on the overview of the working of Industries and Commerce Department.

Dwivedi reviews preparations for events in lead-up to Investors Summit

JAMMU, FEBRUARY28: Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi today convened a meeting here to review the preparations being made for various events in lead-up to Jammu and Kashmir Investors Summit.

During the meeting, the Commissioner Secretary took stock of the progress achieved in the recently concluded road-shows and impressed upon the concerned to take concerted efforts to facilitate potential investors through a healthy and robust interactive feedback system.

He also laid stress on effective promotion and updating information distribution from the official website (

Dwivedi also discussed the preparations being made for mini-conclaves in capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. He directed for early operation of different committees constituted by the Government for smooth and successful conduct of the Investors Summit.

While discussing the policies of different target sectors, the Commissioner Secretary called for better coordination amongst knowledge partners and administrative heads for ensuring effective grounding of various MoUs of the potential investors.

He also asked the Investment Facilitation Cell to be prompt in addressing various queries and asked the concerned to guide the investors properly for ensuring proper redressal of their projected enquires.

The meeting was attended by Managing Director, J&K Trade Promotion Organisation, Ravinder Kumar; Director, Industries and Commerce Jammu, Anoo Malhotra; Director, Industries and Commerce, Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah; Managing Director, SICOP, Atul Sharma besides representatives from CII and E&Y and PwC (associated partners) and other concerned.

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