In order to receive a first-hand appraisal of the Administration’s response towards addressing the issues of public, besides ensuring transparency and accountability in the governance system, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting of all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir division here at Raj Bhavan.
The meeting was also attended by Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir, and Rahul Pandey, Director Information & PR.
The Lt Governor observed that officers are the face of administration and exhorted them to discharge their duties with utmost sensitivity and responsibility, and put in best efforts to mitigate the problems of the people, an official handout said.
He directed them to hold grievance redressal interaction with people at least three days a week in their respective offices to redress genuine grievances at the earliest.
In view of the upcoming holy month of Ramzan and Navratri festival, the Lt Governor directed the DCs to ensure all basic facilities to the people in their respective districts.
He asked the officers to make sure that uninterrupted power and water supply is made available particularly during Sehri and Iftaar so that people do not face any difficulty during the holy month of Ramzan.
While underscoring the importance of Block Diwas, the Lt Governor said that it is an important administrative intervention and called upon the officers to use this platform optimally for public service delivery and redressing grievances of the people.
He also instructed the visiting officers to chalk out rational plans for Block Diwas programs in their respective districts, and audit the grievances received and settled.
With regard to management and containment efforts to control COVID-19 in J&K, the Lt Governor directed the officers to ensure that COVID-19 appropriate behaviour is adopted by the people in their respective jurisdictions. He also instructed the officers to make serious efforts to scale up the vaccination in all districts.
In wake of the upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, the Lt Governor directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure fully functional toilet facility at designated places in the districts through which the Yatra passes, within the set time frame. He called for synergizing the inter-departmental efforts to provide the adequate facilities to the visiting Yatris.
The Lt Governor, while reviewing the activities under “Azaadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’, asked the DCs to identify people from their districts who have played an important role in the Indian freedom struggle and in safeguarding the territorial integrity of J&K, and felicitate them in the ongoing celebrations.
He also directed the officers to ensure the hoisting of the National flag on all government buildings and establishments under their jurisdiction following proper protocols and laid down procedures, the statement said.
Underlining the significance of e-Governance, the Lt Governor directed for updating websites of all government departments dynamically with all important information including beneficiary lists and details of welfare schemes for people in the most user-friendly way. The Lt Governor also instructed the district officers to make tangible efforts towards implementation of e-Office system at the district level.
The Lt Governor directed the officers to put the list of works identified under the Back to Village program, and those which have been completed, at vital public places across all the Panchayats for the information of people.
The Lt Governor further directed for laying specific thrust on the development of playfields in Panchayats, implementation of Forest Rights Act, developmental needs of border villages, implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, and removing illegal encroachments from the state land. He also directed for discouraging the practice of poppy and bhang cultivations by replacing such practices with cash crop cultivation.
He further laid stress on working out the best district plans and incorporate all important developmental proposals well in advance.
The Lt Governor passed specific directions for tapping the tourism potential of uncovered areas for the socio-economic upliftment of the local population.
Earlier, all the DCs put forth their suggestions before the Lt Governor for making public delivery system and redressal system more efficient.
Dominos delivers free pizza to Police Department in Jammu
Dominos distributed free pizza among the Police Department and as a token of thanks in Jammu today. The initiative was taken by the Bahu Plaza branch of Jammu that delivered pizza to small poor children too.
“We distributed free pizzas among our covid workers including auto drivers too. They are the bridge for patient families these days. The Police Department works 24*7 for us. Due to them, we all stay safe. This pizza was a thanksgiving gift from us.” Mr. Rajendra, Manager of Dominos Bahu Plaza branch said
“The smile on children’s face was heart touching. Pizza is something everyone loves. Since they couldn’t afford food we did what we could to make them happy.” He added
The Policemen thanked for the initiative by the Pizza firm. “We appreciate the value Dominos has shown us. It’s delightful to see people caring for us.” a Traffic Police official said.
Dominos has shown care for the covid workers in the health crisis. They initiated their part of help for the society. Let us come forward and lend our support too.
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“PM Cares Fund Ventilators in GMC Jammu to be audited”, Dr. Jitendra Singh
PM Cares Fund Ventilators in GMC to be audited as ordered by Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh. He has called for the audit of ventilators under Prime Minister Cares Fund at the Government Medical College in Jammu.
After continuous efforts of JK Media to reach out to PMO about the ventilators condition in Jammu region, Dr. Jitendra Singh called for a high level meeting on a short notice. As per reports, he issued an order of daily bulletin on Covid situations and ventilators in Jammu.
“Called for Audit of Ventilators and Oxygen, regular issue of bulletin updating about the status of COVID management and keeping the public representatives informed about what is being done.” Dr. Jitendra Singh’s Facebook post read
“Engage services of UG/PG Medical students, Nursing students and Retd. Doctors/Paramedics and ask GMC doctors to surrender their rooms/chambers in Chopra Nursing Home so that the same could be used as Covid chambers.” it added
The meeting was attended by Advisor Sh Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Financial Commissioner Sh. Atal Dullu, Divisional Commissioner Sh. Raghav Langar, GMC Principal Dr. Shashi Sudan with others.
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COVID: Jammu and Kashmir reports 4,509 new COVID cases and 65 deaths
COVID: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 4,509 new COVID cases, taking the tally in UT to 2,29,407, while 65 COVID deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours pushing the death toll to 2,912 in the Union Territory, officials said.
Out of the fresh COVID cases, 1,759 were reported from Jammu division and 2,750 cases were from the Kashmir division, they said.
The number of active COVID cases has reached 51,542 in the Union Territory, while 1,74,953 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.
The death toll due to the COVID reached 2,912 as 65 fresh fatalities – 46 in the Jammu region while 19 in the Kashmir valley were reported in the past 24 hours.
The officials said that Srinagar district recorded the highest number of COVID cases that is 863 cases, followed by 621 in Jammu district and 377 in Baramulla district.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 145 people and lodged 92 FIRs for violating COVID guidelines and realising fine to the tune of Rs 1,09,200 from 678 people for violating the COVID guidelines in the Kashmir valley, a spokesman said.
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