End of cultivation of calendars for hartals, significant improvement of the situation: LG – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
Takes digs on family rule, says select few were known to J&K
* Need to increase revenue as salaries consume a large portion of the budget
JAMMU, September 10: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today indirectly deepened the ‘family rule’ saying that this was the system whereby only selected families are known in Jammu and Kashmir due to the conditions that previously prevailed and declared that the cultivation of the calendars for the bandhs and hartals has been terminated and there has been a significant improvement in the situation of law and order in the Union Territory.
In his hour-long inaugural address at the two-day conclave of the Gulistan Channel named “Badalta Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh” here this afternoon, Sinha highlighted the increase in income generation in Jammu and Kashmir , although it revealed that GST, Excise, ST and other taxes recorded growth of 25 percent.
“Jammu and Kashmir was previously trapped in fear. Now we are trying to establish a fearless atmosphere. When education calendars have been published in other states; at J&K, calendars of bandhs and hartals were published. This practice is now over,” he added.
Stating that there has been a significant improvement in the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Sinha said 182 militants including 44 foreigners were killed, 89 terrorist modules dismantled and 67 Over Ground Workers ( OGW) stopped this year so far.
“From time to time earlier, peace has been bought in Jammu and Kashmir. Now we are not buying peace but making efforts to establish peace,” he repeated. He again looked at the separatists, but without naming them, saying that while the common man’s parents were driven to activism, their wards were studying abroad.
Sinha said some young people have also been misled that there are no job opportunities, but added that there are many areas in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh that have more unemployment. At the same time, he said, this remains the priority area of the government and the Youth Mission is also working on it.
The Lieutenant Governor said the conclave was held at a time when India has become the fifth largest economy in the world, leaving behind the country that ruled India.
“Jammu and Kashmir has also changed,” he said.
Turning to family rule, Sinha said very few people here know the names of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel’s fathers.
“Sardar Patel has united India. it brought together 500 states (at the time of independence). But here only selected families were known. It was the system. Wherever there is a family rule, talent and ability remain hidden. But this system has been changed. I won’t claim that everything has changed, but certainly the system that worked for a few now works for the common man. This is the change,” he said.
He referred in detail to various reports from different national investigative agencies including NITI Aayog which showed that Jammu and Kashmir was way ahead of the national average and described this as an evolution of Jammu- and Kashmir. UT has also stood out when it comes to transparency and dealing with COVID.
Jammu and Kashmir is the first to launch the District Good Governance Index. Tourism has reached an all-time high over the past 6-7 months. Over the past year, 11,578 recruitments have been made, bringing the total to 30,000 in three years. Air traffic was the highest ever at Jammu and Srinagar airports. Of the 4,290 Panchayats, except for 8 to 10 where land is not available, every Panchayat has a playing field, the lieutenant governor said.
Now that a large portion of the budget is spent on salaries in Jammu and Kashmir which has more government employees compared to Bihar, Sinha touched on the issue of daily bets saying that almost one lakh of among them were recruited on Rs 2000-3000 per month with the insurance of regularization after seven years. No selection committee has been set up to make such appointments, he said.
The government has to commit huge sums every year on salaries, pensions, gratuities, etc. employees, he added.
However, he claimed, the current government has increased their daily wages to Rs 300 per day and has also set up a committee which will submit its report by the end of this month.
Emphasizing the need to increase revenue generation, he said the government needs the support of the people for this purpose.
Pointing to the Speaker of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arun Gupta, who was also seated in the conclave, Sinha said Jammu’s economy was not affected by Durbar Move, but the government saved Rs 400 crore in expenditure each year by ending the biannual practice. .
“When rail services were extended to Katra from Jammu, I was Minister of Railways and there were fears that traders in Jammu would suffer. However, the development of one area cannot be stopped at the expense of another. But, at the same time, we have taken steps to continue the development of Jammu,” Sinha said.
He added that works worth Rs 1000 crore on national highways and tunnels are underway in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The distance between Jammu and Srinagar has been reduced from 10 a.m. to five and a half hours and after the completion of some works, I guarantee you that it will be further reduced to four and a half to four hours,” Lt. -governor.
The conclave was attended by Omar Abdullah, former Chief Minister and Deputy Speaker of the National Conference, who was joined by a number of former ministers and ex-party legislators, Subash Choudhary, Chairman of JK Media Network, Tarun Chugh, BJP National General Secretary, Sanjeev Pargal, President, Press Club of Jammu, Ravinder Raina, BJP UT Leader, Vikar Rasool, CPC(I) Chairman, Sham Choudhary, Former Minister, Altaf Bukhari, Apni Party Chairman , Raman Bhalla, Acting Chairman of CPC(I), Arun Gupta, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Drakshan Andrabi, Chairman of Wakf Board, Hina Bhat, Chairman of Khadi and Village Industry Board, Surinder Choudhary, former MLC and many other senior political leaders and civil administration and police officers.
Farooq is accused, that’s why he is called by ED: Chugh
BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh in charge of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh today called for an open debate with political parties on the changes in the union territory as he said that three families had not signed a contract to rule it forever.
Participating in the Gulistan channel’s ‘Badalta Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh’ debate, Chugh also accused Farooq Abdullah, but without naming him, of being involved in conspiracies, which is why he was summoned for questioning by the Directorate. of law enforcement.
He said three families of Abdullahs, Muftis and Nehrus did not enter into a contract that only those born to them will become Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
“I am ready for the debate. Let’s have an open debate. Call the president of J&K and the deputies of my party as well as that of Farooq Abdullah (National Conference). My MPs, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Jugal Kishore Sharma, got about 20,000 votes each. They (NC MPs) only got 2000 votes. We are responsible for all of Jammu and Kashmir and not just one part,” the BJP leader said.
Chugh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a clear vision for Jammu and Kashmir and wanted the empowerment of the people and not the families in particular.
“We want Jammu and Kashmir to become the capital of tourism and not the capital of terrorists,” he added.
Not even a rupee
the board will be
spent on Sinha
The Lieutenant Governor said not a single rupee from the Jammu and Kashmir Treasury would be spent on Manoj Sinha and his family.
Arguing that the cancellation of three exams (Sub-Inspectors, Financial Accounts Assistants and JE Civil) was not an injustice but justice, he said there can be no discrimination against gifted and able young people.
“Some people ran shops in the name of the job offer. We have closed these stores. We will take the case to a logical conclusion and all defendants will face prosecution,” he said and reiterated that the three reviews would be held in October.
Sinha said the system where jobs were awarded on slips is gone. Now only the talent and ability of young people matter, he said.
The stoning has fallen, says Omar; calls for votes in the Assembly
Former Chief Minister and Deputy Speaker of the National Conference, Omar Abdullah today said incidents of stoning have taken place and it is a good change even though he called for a Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, but with a level playing field for all political parties.
During Gulistan’s ‘Badalta Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh’ channel conclave, the interrogator asked Omar if the stoning incidents had indeed decreased and normality had returned after the incidents on August 5, 2019.
“Whether the mood has changed or he’s under pressure, but the random stoning doesn’t show. Either way, it’s good. We welcome that,” he said.
Omar, however, disagreed that the situation had changed in the Kashmir Valley and normality had returned.
“Leave the city center aside. Even in chic neighborhoods, people do not feel safe. A person with even a small government job wants 10 security guards. Traffic lights are stopped for the VVIP convoy. I live on Gupkar road. I see this happening,” the National Conference leader said.
Regarding the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Omar said that the elections had not been held for eight years.
“Parliament has pledged that elections to the Assembly will be held shortly after the report of the Boundaries Commission. We were told that a meeting would be called and the dates of the elections would be announced. The Commission submitted a report a long time ago and we are waiting for the elections to be held,” Omar said.
On the government’s assertion that there are already 30,000 elected representatives in Jammu and Kashmir, Omar fired back: “There is a 3-tier Panchayati Raj system in Himachal Pradesh, so why elections to the Assembly held there? ?
Acknowledging that powers with the government will be very less in the union territory, Omar however said that elections should be held so that people get elected representatives.
“Let the elections take place. Rest the people will decide. However, there should be a level playing field for all political parties,” he said.
Omar said political uncertainty will end with the elections.