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Chairmen AJKTWA, KVIC call on LG

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Srinagar: A delegation of All J&K Transport Welfare Association led by its chairman S. Ajit Singh Khalsa called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan today.

The 10 member delegation including general secretary, Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf and president Vijay Singh Chib submitted a memorandum of demands to the LG and put forth various issues and demands pertaining to smooth operations of public transport and welfare of transporter community, an official press release informed.

It said the prominent demands included re-examination of order No. 08-JK(TR) of 2022, issued by Transport department; ban on illegal operation of e-Rikshaws on unapproved routes; re-registration of vehicles purchased from outside UT; besides the issue of proper maintenance of General Bus Stand Parimpora and Narwal transport yard and release of pending payments of transport vehicles under government use, among other issues.

On the sidelines of the meeting, S. Ajit Singh Khalsa, chairman, AJKTWA, also apprised the LG about an array of issues concerning the Sikh community that have been pending since long.

The LG gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that their genuine issues and demands would be redressed on merit, the press release said.

Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, Manoj Kumar also called on LG at the Raj Bhavan today.

Kumar discussed various matters with the LG including renewal of lease of KVIC training center at Pampore, production of bee boxes, besides effective implementation of KVIC schemes in J&K, the press release said.

It said discussion was also held on the record achievement in PMEGP in the last fiscal and how it can be implemented more aggressively in the future to create manifold employment opportunities.

Pertinently, in 2021-22, under PMEGP, the KVIC established 21,640 manufacturing and service units in J&K and as many as 1.73 lakh new employment was generated in the region, the press release said.


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