“My government is committed to fulfill the promises made to people on development and every step is being taken in this direction”, he said adding that despite hindrances due to the law and order situation in parts of
Speaking to scores of individuals and dozens of deputations from across the Valley who met him at ‘Awami Mulakat’ here today, the Chief Minister said that government officers have been directed to make public interactions a regular feature of their schedule. “This is to ensure that the grievances of people at all levels are heard and necessary action taken for their redressal”, he said.
Underlying the importance of peace and tranquility in the process of development and economic welfare of the State, the Chief Minister said that tranquility is imperative to carry forward development agenda smoothly and complete the schemes in prescribed timeline. He expressed the hope that the normalcy will completely be restored and asked the people to play their important role in this direction for the larger interests of the people of the State.
In a six hour long marathon interaction session the Chief Minister heard the deputations and individuals patiently and assured sympathetic consideration for their genuine demands. The Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul and National Conference Provincial President, Ali Mohammad Dar were present on the occasion.
The deputationists and the individuals presented memoranda of their demands to the Chief Minister and sought his intervention in the redressal of their grievances. The deputations which met the Chief Minister where from Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore, Anantnag, Kokernag, Homeshalibugh, Budgam, Shopian, Tral, Chadoora and Bandipora.
A deputation from Kokernag led by G. N. Adgami lauded the determination of the Chief Minister to help resolve the political and economic issues confronting
The deputation from Homshalibugh headed by Abdul Majid Bhat, requested for separate Tehsil for Yaripora. It also demanded employment package in the area for backward and poor people. The deputation requested for posting adequate medical and para-medical staff in the
The deputation from Budgam led by M. S. Shaheen among other things demanded construction of roads under Doodpathri Development Programme. It also demanded early construction of Sukhnag Power Station and creation of infrastructure in health sector at Zanigam under NHRM. It also requested for employment opportunities for the youth especially belonging to poorer sections and residents of far-off and backward areas.
A deputation from Shopian led by Shabir Ahmad Kullary raised the issues pertaining to the upgradation of PHE and power development in the area. It laid stress on the launch of new water supply schemes in Keller and other kandi areas. The deputation also requested for fast tracking construction of bridge at Rambiara on
A deputation from Tral led by Mohammad Ashraf in its memorandum called for accelerating the pace of work on various schemes and a special employment package for the youth of the area.
A deputation from Pahalagam led by MLC Altaf Ahmad Kaloo requested for review of Pahalgam Master Plan and early clarification of cases for construction of residential houses under Building Operation Control Authority (BOCA). The deputation also called for preserving water resources and launching Ledder nallah beautification plan on the pattern of Jehlum beautification scheme under implementation in
The deputation of Chadoora led by Mohammad Maqbool demanded a bridge at Soitaing and also emphasized for enhancing employment opportunities for youth. It also raised issues of upgrading basic amenities in the area.
A deputation from
The deputations from Baramulla, Anantnag and other areas also raised similar issues and requested for employment opportunities to the youth. The individuals presented the representations covering wide ranging requests.
Prominent among the individuals who met the Chief Minister were legislators, Abdul Majid Wani, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, former legislator, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, district and block Presidents of political parties and social organizations.
A deputation of Quarry Union from Athwajan presented a memorandum of their demand relating to the allowing of quarry operations in certain areas, while a deputation of State Central Labour Union, led by Ghulam Mohammad requested for extending benefits of 6th Pay Commission to all employees of Public Undertakings, while a deputation of Centure Hotel apprised the Chief Minister for their demands.