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 Kashmir News
SHRC asks Govt to ensure payment of minimum wages to employees
Srinagar,July 20, (Scoop News)- State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today directed the state government to pay minimum wages to all the employees employed by the state government under the Minimum Wages Act. The directions were passed by the Chairman SHRC Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki while hearing a case regarding payment of Rs 200 and Rs 500 per month to CPWs engaged by the Education Department. While passing the order, Chairman observed that prima-facia it appears to be gross violation of human rights as people are engaged by the state without even paying the minimum wages provided under the statue. Terming the report submitted by Department of Education as alarming, SHRC said that ...

Police takes cognizance of Shopian road accident
Army vehicle seized, driver detained
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)- Police has taken cognizance of the road accident in which a minor girl died in Shopian today morning. Today morning a road accident took place at Village Agglar Zainpora in which a minor girl Arooba Farooq daughter of Farooq Ahmad Zargar was seriously injured after got hit by an Army vehicle. The girl was taken to Zainpora Hospital in the same vehicle but she was declared brought dead by the doctors. A case FIR number 41/2017 under section 279, 304 (A) was filed in police station Zainpora regarding the accident. Police has detained the driver and seized the vehicle involved in the accident. Further investigation into the matter is going on. ...

DIG approves In-Situ promotion of 63 police personnel of central range
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Shri G.H Bhat has approved In-Situ Grade promotion of 63 Police personnel of Central Kashmir Range. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) comprising of SSP, Srinagar, Shri Imtiaz Ismail Parray, DDP RPHQ Srinagar, Shri Bashir Ahmad, and SO Establishment Shri Irshad Ahmad Jan, met under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, CKR, Shri G.H Bhat and granted In-Situ grade promotion to 47 head constables and 16 selection grade constables. Among these personnel, thirty four are posted in Srinagar, seven in Kargil, eleven in Budgam eight in Leh and three in Ganderbal. The DIG Shri Bhat in...

Chief Secretary chairs meeting of the Committee of Secretaries
Stresses on timely submission of UCs, addressing public grievances, undertaking field visits
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday underlined the importance of submitting utilization certificates (UCs) on time to pave way for speedy and effective implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Chairing the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS), here, Chief Secretary urged Administrative Secretaries to ensure that project-wise UCs are submitted and bottlenecks if any in the utilisation of funds removed immediately. Chief Secretary observed that the Finance and Planning Departments released 50% funds of the revenue and Capex budget in...

Dr Drabu approves creation of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Supplies Corporation
'It will be game-changer in bringing transparency in Public Distribution System'
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-In a significant decision, Minister of Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu, today gave approval to the creation of Jammu Kashmir Civil Supplies Corporation that will change the face of Public Distribution System in the State. The Minister said the Corporation will be the sole agency for procurement of food grains under Public Distribution System while maintaining Commercial Accounting System outside the Government Accounting System. "The Corporation will cover the State through an efficient procurement and distribution network while infusing transparency and accountability in the system," Dr Drabu said, while giving approval to the proposal in a meeting held here. ...

PCI team interacts with media-persons at Anantnag
Assure journalists of highlighting their grievances at appropriate forums
Anantnag, July 20, (Scoop News)-The three-member team of Press Council of India (PCI) led by S N Sinha held extensive deliberations here today with the media-persons from South Kashmir. The members of the visiting Sub-Committee include Mr C K Nayak, Dr Suman Gupta and Mr Naveen Joshi. Several media-persons from South Kashmir representing print, electronic and digital media organizations in Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts attended the meeting and briefed the visiting PCI team about their issues. The journalists delegation was led by S Tariq, President of the South Kas...

KEG solicits PCI's reinvestment in its tenability and integrity in J&K
Srinagar, July 20, (Scoop News)-Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) suggested a visiting sub committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) to reinvest in its efforts seriously so that its credibility in J&K is restored. One way of salvaging the credibility would be to revisit its 1991 report “Crisis and Credibility” that was a bid to undermine and subvert the institution of media in Kashmir. The report was a sort of joint venture between the PCI and the Government of India to paint the Kashmir media corps black and sail through the wider global condemnations in wake of the mass rapes in Kunan. “An institution mandated by law to protect and oversee the conduct of media permitted itself t...

Govt focused on ensuring grassroots development: Veeri
Lays foundation of Tehsil office Mattan, hands-over cheques worth Rs 56.50 among beneficiaries
Anantnag, July 20, (Scoop News)-Reaffirming his commitment for overall Development at grassroot levels, Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Abdul Rehman Veeri today laid foundation of Tehsil Office Mattan. The mega-structure would be constructed at a cost of over Rs 2 crore and would be a one stop solution of all revenue related matter for the people of the area. The mega complex will house Tehsildars Room, Court room, Meeting Room, Patwari Room besides Mohri Mal Room. The Minister had detailed discussion with officials over the DPR of the Tehsil Office and setup a deadline of ending April 2018 for its completion. Speaking on the occasi...

Mehbooba conducts whirlwind tour of Srinagar city
Inaugurates two bridges at Harwan, lays foundation of addl block at JLNM Hosp.
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today conducted a whirlwind tour of Srinagar city during which she inaugurated several public utilities and also laid the foundation of many developmental projects. Enroute, the Chief Minister met several deputations who apprised her of their day to day problems and sought their redressal. Minister for R&B, Naeem Akhtar; Minister for Education, Syed Altaf Bukhari and Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash accompanied the Chief Minister during the tour. The Chief Minister inaugurated two steel decked ...

Zulfkar inaugurates FCS&CA surveillance system, TA centres
‘Surveillance system will ensure greater transparency in the Deptt’
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today inaugurated Command Control Room and Tehsil Accounts Section here at FCS&CA Directorate. The Minister was accompanied by Secretary FCS&CA Shafiq Raina, Director FCS&CA Nisar Ahmad Wani and other concerned officers of the Department. The Minister was informed that the system has been introduced in two-phases and in the inaugural phase 12 surveillance cameras have been installed at Directorate and three at Gulab Bagh godowns, while the second phase would be started next month. While hailing the surveillance system setup, the Minister said establis...

First Hajj flight to operate from Srinagar Airport on July 25
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today said the Government is committed to provide quality services to the pilgrims performing Hajj-2017. The Minister made these remarks at an interaction with Khuddam-ul-Hujaj at Hajj House here. During the meeting, the Minister said that Government is committed to provide quality services to the pilgrims and has directed the concerned officials to ensure best possible facilities for the prospective Hajis. The meeting was informed that the State Hajj Committee has introduced jackets and flags for Khuddam-ul-Hujaj, so that they could easily be identified by J&K's pilgrims. It was further revealed ...

Asiea Naqash for making JK open-defecation free
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Department, Social Welfare and Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today said that the Government is making efforts to make Jammu and Kashmir free from open-defecation to ensure health and hygiene. The Minister made these remarks while inaugurating one-day workshop, ‘Open Defecation Free (ODF) Certification’ organized by Directorate of Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir at SKICC here today. She said that the Union Government has come up with a comprehensive scheme for scientific disposal of solid waste, Urban Transport Management and effective and efficient drainage system within specifi...

Dr Drabu for incentivizing JK's skilled labour
FM chairs meeting of State Advisory Board for Revision of Minimum Wages
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the revision of minimum wages for the scheduled employments should be effected in accordance with the skills, inflation and other economic factors. "There should be reasonable hike for all labor classes in accordance with the inflation and other economic factors," Dr Drabu said while chairing a meeting of the State Advisory Board for Revision of Minimum Wages. He said the skilled labor should be incentivized and the grounds for hike in the wages should be based on Consumer Price Index (CPI). The meeting was convened to take a call on revision of minimum rates of wages for scheduled employments. The Fi...

Mirwaiz asks India and Pakistan to desist from military adventurism
expresses concern over killings near LoC
Srinagar, July 19, (Scoop News)-Expressing concern and anguish over the escalation in violence between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in civilian and soldiers deaths on both sides and great hardships for those living near the Line of Control (LoC), APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, asked the leadership of both countries to desist from military adventurism. The consequences are directly borne by the people of Jammu and Kashmir on both sides and poor soldiers, and instead showing maturity to peacefully resolve the issue and put an end to the conflict raging in the region for the past 70 years. In a statement Mirwaiz said the root c...

Kisan Tehreek held daylong convention at Anantnag
Demands waiver on all agricultural loans, implementation of crop insurance scheme
Anantnag, July 19, (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir Kisan Tehreek (JKKT) held one day convention at Dak Banglow Anantnag against the distress of Kisans. Kisans across the valley participated demanding waiver on all agricultural loans including KCC and implementation of crop insurance scheme. Addressing the convention, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, State President CITU and MLA said that the much publicized schemes like Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana have proved illusory. In the case of Fasal Bima Yojana, the allocation has overwhelmingly gone to pay private insurance companies rather than to benefit farmers. In the case of Sinchai Yojana, the pr...

JK CM lays foundation of Rs 70 cr road projects in Baramulla distt; Inaugurates Shrakwara WSS
Uri being connected through parallel highway with Baramulla
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today laid the foundation stones of various road projects in Baramulla district. She also inaugurated the 16 lakh MGD water supply scheme for Sopore also. The Chief Minister laid the foundation of Zehenpora-Shahdara road at Chahal which would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 20 crore and would be completed within two years. The Chief Minister directed developing the local pond into a tourist attraction and also develop a park there. At Gingel, Mehbooba Mufti laid the foundation of Gingel-Bijihama-Lachipora road which would com...

APHC delegation led by Prof Bhat visits bereaved family of Mirwaiz's maternal uncle
prays for eternal peace of deceased
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-A delegation of APHC led by the executive council member, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, visited the residence of Tariq Umar Buch, the maternal uncle of APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at Bagwan Pora Lal Bazar to express condolence on his sad demise. Condemning, the preventive house detention of Mirwaiz by the authorities in order to stop him from offering funeral prayers (Nimaz-e-Janaza) of his uncle and keeping him under continuous house detention, the delegation termed it un-ethical and dictatorial. The delegation expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Tariq Umar Buch. On this occasion addressing the gathering there Prof Bhat while payin...

Central Govt’s ambiguity on 35-A PIL alarming, shocking:NC
‘State Govt should have impressed on Central Govt to file response’
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-National Conference on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the decision of the Central Government to not file a written response to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court challenging Article 35-A of the Constitution of India. In a statement issued from Party Head Office, ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar, Senior NC Leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Abdul Rahim Rather, Muhammad Shafi Uri, Nasir Aslam Wani and Devender Singh Rana have said the Central Government’s decision to remain ambiguous on the very sensitive issue indicated a political intention to support and patronize those forces that want to use the judicial route to launch an ass...

Altaf Bukhari for expediting work to make IIM out-campus functional in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)- Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today called for expediting work on land acquisition to make Indian Institute of Management (IIM) out-campus functional in Kashmir. The Minister chaired a meeting in this regard here this morning. The meeting was attended by the Commissioner Secretary Higher Education Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, Director Colleges Prof Tibet Baqal, Custodian General, In-charge IIM Jammu, Joint Director Planning HED and other concerned. The Minister was informed that a DPR for Rs 163.92 crore has been formulated for development of the proposed site at Narkar...

PCI team calls on Information Minister
Discuss issues flagged by media-persons
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)- The three-member team of Press Council of India (PCI) led by Mr S N Sinha held wide-ranging deliberations with Minister of Information, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) here today. The members of the visiting Sub-Committee include C K Nayak, Dr Suman Gupta, who were accompanied by Director Information Muneer-ul-Islam. PCI members apprised the Minister of the issues flagged by the media owners, editors and working journalists in their meetings with the panel during the past two days. The PCI team informed the Minister that during their s...

Demise of Bench Secretary High Court condoled
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-A condolence meeting was held today in the Conference Hall of Srinagar wing of the High Court to condole the demise of Bench Secretary Abdul Rashid Dar. Chief Justice, Judges, officers of Registry and staff of the Srinagar wing of the High Court participated in the meeting and remembered the services of the deceased. While expressing sympathy with the bereaved family, the participants observed one-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul and prayed for his eternal peace. ...

SFC must ensure hassle-free timber distribution: Lal Singh
Reviews Corporation’s functioning
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that several innovative measures taken to revitalize State Forest Corporation (SFC) has begun to show positive results. Chairing a review meeting of SFC here, Singh vehemently called for strengthening the Corporation that would ensure sustainable development of huge natural resources for the State. The Minister said that the development of forests needs holistic approach from the concerned department and the government is working overtime in this regard. He asked officials to prepare a vision plan to bring more vibrancy into the department. “We are witnessing positive results as ...

Aadhaar seeding camps from July 25: Zulfkar
‘No compromise on transparency in FCS&CA functioning’
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the concerned to hold three-day Aadhaar seeding camp from July 25 to accelerate the seeding of ration cards in the State. Expressing his concern over the current pace of the seeding, the Minister said the Aadhaar seeding of ration cards should be taken on a mission mode so that the process is completed at an earliest. Maintaining a proactive approach of work, the Minister said instead of waiting for people to come to the department, the department should reach to them and holding Aadhaar seeding camps in their respective district...

PCI Sub-Committee calls on Governor
Srinagar, July 18, (Scoop News)-The Sub-Committee of the Press Council of India (PCI), comprising Sh. S.N. Sinha, Convenor, Sh. C.K. Nayak, and Dr. Suman Gupta called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The PCI members, who are on a weeklong visit in J&K, discussed with the Governor issues relating to the role of the print media and certain matters relating to the functioning of the newspapers being published in J&K. ...

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