Delegations call on Lt Governor; hail Domicile Law
JAMMU: Delegations of POJK Displaced Persons, J&K Gorkha Sabha and All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organizations, JK today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan and thanked the Government of India and UT Administration for Domicile Law in J&K.
An official communiqué issued here today said that while interacting with the Lt Governor, the members of the delegations said that new Domicile Law has given due representation to those who previously were kept outside the sphere of the Constitutional safeguards.
A delegation of All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organizations, JK led by RK Kalsotra submitted a memorandum of demands pertaining to welfare of the people of the SC, ST and OBC communities including implementation of reservation in promotions; shifting of National Commission Headquarter to J&K; nomination of SC/ST members in Delimitation Commission; adequate representation of SC/ST/OBCs in Constitutional bodies, Commissions, Boards and Judiciary; construction of Dr. BR Ambedkar Bhawan, issuance of OBC Certificate instead of current OSC Certificate being issued to the OBC Category people, said the communiqué.
It further said that a delegation of POJK Displaced Persons headed by Dr Narinder Singh Raina apprised the Lt Governor about their welfare issues including the constitution of Welfare Board for POJK Refugees.
Meanwhile, a delegation of J&K Gorkha Sabha led by its President, Karuna Chhetri drew Lt Governor’s attention towards various issues of their Community and also demanded preference and reservation in Government Jobs for the people of the Gorkha Community.
The communiqué said that the Lt Governor, while interacting with the members of the delegations, observed that the Government is committed to safeguarding the rights of the people of J&K and is making dedicated efforts at all levels for the holistic development of the UT.
He also assured the delegations to review all their genuine issues and demands so that effective measures could be taken for their welfare in right earnest, added the communiqué.