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Govt has initiated massive reforms in power sector: Dy CM

Jammu, January 10, (Scoop News)- Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, while replying to a question raised by legislator Surinder Kumar Choudhary, informed the House that the Union Government has launched various schemes to strengthen the power infrastructure in the State.
Dr Singh informed the House that the central Government has sanctioned Rs 1885.02 crore under various centrally sponsored schemes for carrying out power reforms and strengthening sub transmission and distribution network in Kashmir and Ladakh during the last three years.
Similarly, an amount of Rs 2211.01 crore has also been sanctioned for up-gradation of power infrastructure in various rural and urban areas of Jammu province.
Giving details, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that for Kashmir and Ladakh, Rs 242.20 crore was sanctioned under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), Rs 382.72 crore under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), Rs 665.71 crore under PMDP-Urban and Rs 594.39 crore under PMDP-Rural.
Similarly, Rs 202.27 crore was sanctioned under IPDS, Rs 233.86 crore under DDUGJY, Rs 557.58 crore under PMDP-Urban, Rs 340.32 crore under PMDP-Rural, Rs 775.71 crore under RAPDRP-B and Rs 101.27 crore under RGGVY-II for Jammu province.
Dr Singh further informed that a total length of 33.91 km of multi-purpose cable has been laid in Srinagar under RAPDRP-B, 17.07 km in Anantnag, 1.85 km in Kulgam, 1141.88 km aerial bunched cables in Jammu province, 31.35 km in Kishtwar, 19.11 km in Doda and 17.87 km in Bhaderwah town to minimize Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses.
Legislators Firdous Ahmad Tak, Sofi Yousuf and Vibod Gupta also raised supplementary questions related to the main question.

Receiving Stations at Dawar, Badugam to augment power supply in Gurez: Dy CM
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh while replying to a question raised by legislator Sofi Yousuf, informed that the government has sanctioned two receiving stations one each at Dawar and Badugam to provide uninterrupted power supply to Gurez.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the inhabitants of Gurez are being provided power supply through 21 diesel generator sets that have been installed at different locations of the area.
He further informed that 786000 litre diesel has been dumped during the current financial year in Gurez.
91 doctors deputed for training to tertiary care health facilities: Bali Bhagat
500 posts of medicos referred to Public Service Commission
Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat, replying to a question raised by legislator Mohammad Khursheed Alam, informed the House that 91 doctors have been deputed for training to tertiary care health facilities under terms and conditions of deputation as envisaged in J&K CSR.
The Minister further informed that the sanctioned strength of doctors and paramedics in Health and Medical Education and other health related organizations are 7064 and 14204 respectively, adding that 10296 paramedics are in position in health and medical institutions of the State.
Responding to supplementary question, the Minister informed that over 500 posts of doctors have been referred for selection to the recruiting agency (JKPSC), adding that after the selection process, these doctors would be posted in the health institution at far-off areas or the institutions having shortage of medicos. The issue of early selection of paramedics has also been taken up with the JKSSB, he added.
Replying to a question raised by legislator Ramesh Arora, the Minister informed that as many as 18 Assistant Surgeons are presently working in Government Medical College, Jammu and its associated hospitals under SRO-384.
He informed that these Assistant Surgeons were engaged on academic arrangement on exigency arises after the creation of Super Specialty Hospital in Jammu. He informed that these Assistant Surgeons are discharging their duties as Casualty Medical Officers. The department has proposed to convert the posts of Assistant Surgeons to Registrars, adding that after the approval and recruitment of Registrars, the engaged Assistant Surgeons would be disengaged, he added.
As many as 22 doctors and Assistant Surgeons are drawing NPA, the Minister informed.
Legislators Javed Ahmad Mirchail and Surinder Kumar Choudhary also raised supplementary questions.



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