Thursday, January 18, 2018
 
 Jammu News
Members raise issues concerning Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, Hajj & Auqaf Deptts
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Several members took part in the discussion on Demand of Grants for Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, Hajj and Auqaf departments in Legislative Assembly today. Initiating the discussion, MLA Khanyar Ali Mohammad Sagar said that J&K legislature is most powerful in the country and the Legislative Assembly should prove it by using its powers for the welfare of the people. He called for upholding the dignity and decorum of the prestigious institution and suggested for giving adequate time to the members to raise public interest issues through debates, Cut Motions, Resolutions etc in the House. He said that there is lack of facilities in the health, power and educ...

BJP holds meeting of Incharges, Co-Incharges to review Panchayat election preparations
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- J&K State BJP held an important review meeting ahead of Panchayat elections in the State chaired by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul along with State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta which was attended by the Incharges and Co-Incharges for various Districts across the region deputed by BJP to look after the affairs of elections at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar. The meeting saw the detailed discussions for strengthening of booth level structure of the organization in state, in which it was also decided to hold Shakti Kendra Incharge and Ward Incharge/Pramukh Sammelan in Jammu. Ashok Kaul, while addressing the me eting,...

Zulfkar projects Munsiff Court for Darhal
Approaches Chief Justice of J&K High Court in black & white
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has approached Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court Badar Durrez Ahmed projecting opening of Munsiff Court at Darhal. The Minister has approached Chief Justice in black and white vide office number PS/HM/FCS/CA/TA/2018/91 dated 16 -01-2018 wherein Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has strongly recommended for opening of Muniff Court at tehsil Headquarter Darhal. The Minister said that Block Darhal is one of the oldest block of District Rajouri having sizeable population. He said that it is geographically located at a place in the lap of Pir Panjal Mountain wi...

Impart proper training to all stakeholders dealing with Juvenile Justice: Justice Magray
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee, High Court of J&K, Justice Ali Mohammad Magray today stressed on imparting proper training to all the stakeholders dealing with Juvenile Justice in particular the staff members of Juvenile homes and police personals so that they are sensitized to deal with the children in friendly and cordial atmosphere. This was stated by the Justice during his visit to the Observation Home, Children’s Home and Nari Niketan at R S Pura. During his visit, Justice Magray interacted with the inmates there and enquired about the facilities being provided to them. He exhorted upon the concerned officials to ensure that all the basic facil...

Expert Group to study development deficit in hard areas: Dr Drabu
FM announces slew of fresh welfare initiatives
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu today announced constitution of an Expert Group to study the reasons for development deficit in the State’s hard areas and suggest measures for boosting infrastructure development in such neglected areas. “The Government would also make development deficit in remote areas of the State, a part of the terms of reference of the proposed State Finance Commission so that a holistic view is taken on the issue and the allocation of resources is made accordingly,” the Finance Minister said while replying to the discussion on Budget 2018-19 in the upper house. He said there are many hard-to-reach areas in the state, extending...

‘Scheme workers’ being denied their rights: Tarigami
Raises their issues in Legislative Assembly
Jammu, January 17, (Scoop News)-CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami raised the issues of ‘scheme workers’, including Anganwadi, Mini Anganwadi workers and helpers under the ICDS, Mid-Day Meal Workers under the MDM Scheme and ASHA Workers under the National Health Mission in the Legislative Assembly. Finance Minister during his reply on Budget flaunted that he has done so much for the welfare of employees. Then why is the Government silent on the issues of Anganwadi workers and helpers, ASHA workers, mid-day meal workers? Why isn’t Government treating them as workers and fulfilling their genuine demands? Why is Government silent on regularisation of these workers ...

Several members took part in General Discussion on Budget 2018-2019
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)-Several members today took part in General Discussion on Budget 2018-19 in Legislative Assembly and expressed their opinions, suggestions and concerns on the Budget proposals. While continuing the discussion on Budget, MLA Pahalgam Altaf Ahmad Wani urged for improved efforts for strengthening the power infra in the state, and asked for ensuring proper utilization of funds released under power sector. He also demanded for increase in the wages of SPOs. Javid Ahmad Rana while taking part in the discussion called for political and diplomatic resolution for restoring long term peace and normalcy in the state. Terming peace paramount for economic development, h...

Structural interventions promoting JK’s endogenous growth: Dr Drabu
‘Wide-ranging fiscal reforms aimed at economic revival through enhanced public expenditure; Social inclusion’
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)-Asserting that the basic theme of Budget 2018-19 is to revive JK’s economy and promote endogenous growth through enhanced public expenditure, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the local fiscal system got shattered because of the 2014 floods, 2016 disturbances, demonetization and GST and needs to be put back on track through sustained interventions. “We are steadily moving towards putting in place a wide-ranging public expenditure policy in the State so that the money keeps continuously flowing and circulating in the system to keep local economy enduring,” Dr Drabu said while winding up the discussion on the Budget proposals for 2018-19 in t...

LC Proceedings :Discussion on budget continues in Upper House
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)-Several members of Upper House participated in discussion on Budget 2018-2019 on second day today and gave their valuable suggestions. Participating in the debate, Ajat Shatru Singh, appreciated the government for presenting the people friendly budget for the year 2018-19 in which people of all walks of life have been included. He said that introduction of Pays and Accounts office (PAO) will bring transparency and and help to check corruption in the system. Hailing the employee friendly schemes included in the budget, Ajat shatru Singh stressed upon employees to work with more dedication and honesty to come up to the expectations of the government as w...

Construction of bunkers is need of the hour and not anti-developmental: BJP
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- To ensure the safety of its citizens is the responsibility of every government and they cannot be left to fend for themselves when our hostile neighbour is hell bent to repeatedly target civilian areas close to the IB/LOC in violation of all international conventions/norms stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, in a press release issued by the Party. It is to meet this onerous responsibility that Government of India has sanctioned 415.73 crore for construction of bunkers for the security of people residing on the IB/LOC. In fact, this was a long pending demand of hapless border dwellers. The bunkers are needed to provide imm...

Prominent activists of Inderwal join NC in presence of Dr Farooq
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday exhorted the cadre to close their ranks for meeting challenges confronted to Jammu and Kashmir. “J&K is passing through difficult times and there is need for a collective effort to steer it to peace and tranquility by maintaining religious and regional unity”, Dr Abdullah said while welcoming several prominent activists of Inderwal into the party fold in presence of senior functionaries. Dr Abdullah recalled the key role played by National Conference during most testing times in making a turnaround in the situation and instilling sense of security and safety among people. He also dwelt upon the p...

JKPCC takes exception to objectionable utterance of PDP leaders sympathising with militants
Jammu January 15, (Scoop News)-JKPCC chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma, has taken an exception to highly objectionable utterances of certain PDP leaders who have openly tried to sympathise with the militants and identity with the anti-India sentiments for vested political interests. Referring some recent utterances of senior PDP- leaders wherein they have indentified themselves as sympathisers of militants under the gap of local gun wielding youth, who are on killing spree of innocent people, is highly condemnable and exposed the politics of exploitation followed by party in power. He also took exception to the tone and tenor of PDP Minister’s response to...

Admissions to FTII and SRFTII, admission seminar to be held in Jammu
an opportunity for youth interested in careers in cinema and television
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)-For the first time in J&K, India's two most reputed centres of film and television education are conducting Admission Seminars for the academic session in 2018. Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata (both Institutions under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India ) have announced Joint Entrance Test (JET) for 2018 admissions. The all-India test will be on 18th February in 26 centres across the country which includes Jammu and Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. As this is the first time both institutes have come together for a common entrance test, FTII is con...

Several members participate in Budget discussion
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- The Discussion on Budget proposal 2018-19 presented by Minister of state for finance Ajay Nanda, begin in the upper house today in which several members participated. Initiating the discussion, Surinder Ambardar, advocated for measures restoration of peace and tranquillity in the state, while stating that peace is imperative for development. He also hailed the decision of regularisation of 60000 casual and daily wagers by the government. Ambardar called for extending full benefits of centrally and state sponsored welfare schemes to the displaced migrant population so that they may also get benefits of these schemes. Surinder Kumar Choudha...

LC Proceedings:Question Hour Sanction under consideration for 40000 new pension cases: Sajad Lone
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Sajad Gani Lone today informed legislative Council that the proposal to sanction 40,000 new old age and other pension cases is under the consideration of Finance Department. Replying to a question of Yasir Reshi, , the Minister informed that the proposal sent by social welfare department is under the consideration of the finance department. Legislator Yasir Rishi had sought information about pending old age, widow and handicapped pension cases in the state. About rising pendency, the Minister said that the state receives a fixed amount from Centre as the scheme is not demand...

Targami raises issues during discussion on Budget
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- Senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami while speaking on the budget has highlighted the following issues:- 1/ The two significant measures that squeezed the people were demonetization and GST. It crippled informal sector of our economy contrary to the claims of the government regarding curbing corruption and black money. It led to job losses only. The introduction of GST which was introduced with much fanfare, has not only increased burdens on the people but has also undermined the federal structure. It adversely affected the rights of the states. GST put new burdens on the common people, small enterprises, traders a...

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