Chairmen JKLSA, LLSA order constitution of Core Groups for victims of cloudbursts
Srinagar: Responding to the reports of cloudbursts in some districts of Jammu and Kashmir besides Ladakh Union Territories, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Executive Chairman, Ladakh Legal Services Authority ordered constitution of Core Groups by the DLSAs of Kishtwar, Bandipora and Kargil respectively under NALSA (Legal Services To Disaster Victims through Legal Services Authorities) Scheme, 2010, an official press release informed here.
It said the group will ensure immediate relief by government and NGOs besides coordinating with different departments with regard to supervision of distribution of relief materials among the victims.
The core group would also supervise construction of temporary shelters for victims at safer places, monitoring of availability of food, medicine and drinking water. It would also conduct legal awareness programme in relief camps besides establishing Village Legal Care and Support Center in affected areas on temporary basis for the victims.
The core group would provide assistance for rehabilitation, care and future education of orphaned children, mitigation of problems relating to insurance policies, assistance in bank loans for restarting the lost business and avocations, arrangement of psychiatrist counseling for victims who have been subjected to psychological shock and depression, the press release said.
The authorities have been directed to submit a comprehensive compliance report with regard to constitution of core groups and opening of legal care and support center besides measures taken up for providing help to the victims of cloudbursts.