Justice to all my Government’s policy: Omar
Kishtwar/Jammu, December 16 (Scoop News) –Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said that justice to all is policy of his Government and coalition is working to seek peaceful and progressive Jammu and Kashmir.
Asking the workers of coalition partners to upgrade their rapport between each other and reach out to people in every area, the Chief Minister said that joint efforts are required to address the grievances of people and seek their redressal.
Addressing party workers, reception meetings and public interactions in Kishtwar, the Chief Minister said that the initiatives taken by the Government to empower common man, ensure prompt public service delivery and make people partners in the governance are historic.
Omar Abdullah said that the transfer of powers from administration to common people by establishment of a powerful panchayat system in the State is aimed at cultivating good work culture and giving impetus to the equitable development in the State.
The Chief Minister said that the implementation of Public Service Guarantee Act and strengthening of Right to Information Act and Accountability Commission are other measures taken to empower people to make the Administration answerable before them and bring about transparency in its functioning of Government Departments.
“These measures would reduce the chances of corruption to a greater degree and make government functionaries responsive and prompt”, he said adding that the Public Service Guarantee Act gives legal right to public to obtain specified public service in a specific time frame. “Any laxity or failure of the government official in timely delivering of the service would earn him a fine and the affected person is entitled for compensation”, he added.
The Chief Minister said that establishment of new colleges, polytechnics, ITIs and university campuses across the State would enhance the accessibility of students to seek higher education and upgrade their skills. He said his Government has focused on improving the employability of youth so that they are easily absorbed in open job market.
Omar Abdullah said that the SKEWPY initiative and introduction of new subjects of modern relevance in ITIs and polytechnics would give birth to a new generation of entrepreneurs. He said youth are being encouraged by way of giving them marginal money, training and other assistance to encourage MSME sector in the State and help economic growth.
The Chief Minister also met over a dozen of deputations at Kishtwar and heard their views on development process. The deputations also briefed the Chief Minister of particular demands relating to their areas and the organization they represented.
Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Devender Singh Rana, Legislator, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo and National Conference Provincial President, Rattan Lal Gupta also addressed the meetings.
The deputations which called on the Chief Minister included a deputation of Congress Workers, a deputation of BJP, a deputation of BSP, a deputation of NPP, a deputation of Kishtwar development front, a deputation of traders association, a deputation of bar association, a deputation from Paddar and various other deputations from other parts of Kishtwar district.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the development of the district at a meeting of district officers. He directed for timeline completion of works and prompt redressal of public grievances.
The meeting was informed that an amount of Rs. 67.60 crore has been earmarked under current year’s district plan for Kishtwar district. Of this, Rs. 30 crores have been spent so far. Under MGNREGA as many as 7895 works have been taken in hand at a cost of about Rs. 90 crores in the district. District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Hussain Malik presented resume of the achievements registered under district plan this year so far.
Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Devender Singh Rana, Legislators, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo and G. M. Saroori were also present in the meeting. The legislators highlighted various issues pertaining to their constituencies and sought special development packages for the hilly and backward pockets.
Omar Abdullah visited the Dargah of Hazrat Shah Fareed-ud-Din Bagdadi (RA) and paid obeisance there. He prayed for the peace, prosperity and development of the State and welfare of the people.
Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Devender Singh Rana, G.M. Saroori, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo and National Conference Provincial President, Rattan Lal Gupta also paid obeisance at the Dargah.
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