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AJKPC seeks policy to have compensation for families of elected KP members in case of their natural death

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All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC)—a registered frontline body of elected members of grassroots level democracy—has urged Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha that the government should frame a policy to award compensation in case of death of any elected representative of the migrant community in the Union Territory.

In this context, a delegation of elected representatives of the KP community under the banner of AJKPC submitted a memorandum to the Lieutenant Governor through Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner, Jammu Ashok Pandita against the backdrop of the natural death of a Sarpanch from migrant community Chand Ji Koul in village Tailwani of block Achabal in Anantnag district.

“The elected representatives of the migrant community have braved bullets and threats of terror groups to strengthen grassroots level democracy. However, they never bothered about their lives for the more significant interest of the country.

Unfortunately, they have been facing humiliation in the hands of government as they are being given a monthly honorarium of Rs 3,000,” said Anil Sharma, UT President of AJKPC, who led the delegation.

Sharma said that the government had framed a policy to extend compensation favouring elected PRI members if they lost their lives in a terror-related incident.

“There has been no policy for the elected representatives of the migrant community in case they died under normal circumstances. The government must fix criteria to award compensation in such cases,” he said.

The AJKPC leader said that the UT government should seriously look into all the issues confronting the families of those people who took part in the democratic process when all major political parties boycotted these elections, and they came forward for the restoration of the democratic setup in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Currently, these elected representative from any party or community and their families are under stress and depression due to the non-cooperation from administration,” he regretted.

“We demand that the government should formulate an insurance policy or relief criteria and give at least one job to the next of kin of elected representatives from the migrant community in case of their natural death or illness during the five years of their election,” Sharma said.

He emotionally appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha that he should immediately take up this matter with the Union Home Ministry to have some policy on the subject matter.

The delegation comprising Sarpanches from the Kashmir division included Sh, Chaman Lal Dhar, Rakesh Kumar Koul. Nana Ji Wattal, Manoj Ji Pandita and Sanjay Ji and other prominent leaders of the Kashmiri Pandit community, including Sh. M.K Yopgi, Sh Sanjay Ji, Sh. Ravinder Pandita, Sh. Ashok Ji Dhar and Sh. Vimal Hangloo.

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J&K: 85 people Died of COVID in 24 Days

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In Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Jammu division, once again, the process of death of corona infected patients has started. So far this month, 85 patients have died. Of these, 54 are residents of the Jammu division. Many of the patients who died were those who had taken both doses. However, many of them were already suffering from some disease.

According to the National Health Mission data, eight more corona infected patients died on Monday. Four were residents of the Jammu division and four from the Kashmir division. In the Jammu division, two died in the Jammu district. A 65-year-old man from Akhnoor, a Gudha Brahmin, was also among those killed. The maximum number of deaths this month, thirty patients, occurred in the Jammu district. All of them were residents of different areas of the Jammu district. Twelve patients had taken both doses of the corona vaccine. Apart from this, four were residents of Udhampur district, while four were residents of Rajouri, two Doda, five Kathua, one Kishtwar, four Poonch, two Ramban and two Reasi. Samba is the only district where not a single patient died.

In Kashmir, seven corona infected patients died in the Srinagar district while four in Baramulla, eight in Budgam, three in Pulwama, four in Kupwara, four in Anantnag, one in Bandipora, one in Kulgam. On the other hand, not a single patient died in Shopian and Ganderbal districts. In the second wave of corona infection, the maximum number of patients died in the Jammu district.

Although the number of patients who died is less, the maximum number of patients are dying in the Jammu district. About 33 per cent of the total deaths occurred in the Jammu district. Principal of GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan, says that many of the patients who died after taking both doses were already suffering from other diseases. She asked all to follow Corona appropriate behaviour. She said that only by following all the protocols one could avoid the third wave.

Amish Mahajan

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In over two months, J&K Govt sacks 28 teachers

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With the termination of two more teachers of the School Education Department, the government in the past more than two months has sacked at least 28 teachers from the services for remaining absent unauthorizedly.
In an order issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), said that these teachers have been remaining absently unauthorized from their legitimate duties.
One of the orders issued by the DSEK, a copy of which lies with the news agency states that one among the terminated teachers continues to remain absent un-authorizedly for 19 years.
“One of the teachers posted at Primary School Khumriyal in north Kashmir’s Kupwara remained unauthorizedly absent from her legitimate duties from 01-07-2002, and the teacher did not resume her legitimate duties and continued to remain unauthorizedly absent for 19 years,” it reads.
It also states that the teacher was provided with an opportunity to be heard by DSEK on 06-07-2021 wherein she was directed to present herself before the directorate along with a statement of defence within seven days.
DSEK said that the teacher responded the notice on 15-07-2021 but on its examination it was found unsatisfactory and unsubstantiated and could not justify her long unauthorized absence
“The issue was placed before the Designated Committee and pursuant to the decision of the committee, the teacher is hereby removed from the service of the State in terms of Article 113 of J&K Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956 and rule 30(vii) of J&KCCA rules 1956,” it reads.
Likewise, another teacher was also terminated for remaining unauthorized absent from her legitimate duties.
DSEK said that the teacher was absent from 01-10-2014 and had proceeded outside the country without obtaining prior station leave permission or the sanction of leave from the competent authority.
On January-14, the government has terminated three teachers of the School Education Department from the services for remaining absent un-authorizedly.
In the first week of December-2021, the government sacked one teacher followed by six more in the last week of November-2021 for remaining absent un-authorizedly
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Republic Day full dress Rehearsal: Div Com Jammu takes salute at M.A Stadium

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The full dress rehearsal for the celebration of Republic Day 2022 was held on Monday here at M. A Stadium Jammu amid tight security arrangements.
The contingents of Army, CRPF, JKP, NCC cadets and other departments besides various schools presented an impressive March past.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer inspected the Parade and took a salute at the march past.
School children and artists of J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages presented a colourful cultural programme featuring theme-based presentations.  A brilliant performance by the Dare Devils of Jammu and Kashmir Police mesmerized the audience with spectacular stunts.
Stunning gymnastics performances, shows were also presented by sportspersons of the J&K Sports Council.
The cultural items depicted communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Kashmir UT, besides featuring patriotic based presentations, folk music and dance.
The function was also attended by Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Anshul Garg, besides other civil and police Officers.
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25 Jan 2022, 4:48 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

39,799,202 Total Cases
490,462 Death Cases
37,071,898 Recovered Cases

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