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DC Jammu reviews performance of Banks, implementation of self employment schemes

Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg today reviewed the performance of Banks in deposits, advances, CD Ratio, and achievement under the Annual Credit Plan for Quarter ending September 2021, besides the implementation of self-employment schemes here at District Level Review Committee/District Consultative Committee (DLRC/DCC) meeting.
The Deputy Commissioner took an extensive review of Government Sponsored Schemes with a Special focus on KCC, PM SVANidhi, PMAY, PMEGP, JKREGP, NRLM, NULM, etc.

He also reviewed the progress under various Govt. Sponsored and Social Security Schemes.

Deputy Commissioner expressed concern over the low CD Ratio in the District with 31.52% despite the highest advance portfolio of Rs 16,240.50 crore.

The LDM informed that Banks operating in Jammu District had recorded Deposits of Rs.51,518 Cr. and Advances of Rs.16,240 Cr. The achievement of Banks in the District under Annual Credit Plan 2021-22 stood at Rs.3451.87 Cr. against Annual Target of Rs.10080.60 Cr. recording growth of 34.24% till September end.

It was informed in the meeting that under the Priority Sector, the Achievement by Banks stood at Rs.1517.96 Cr. against Annual Target of Rs.6938.45 Cr. recording growth of 21.88%, while under Non-priority Sector the achievement was Rs.1933.91 Cr. against Annual Target of Rs.3142.15 Cr. recording a growth of 61.55%.

On the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan front, Banks have sanctioned 3756 cases under the PM-SVANidhi scheme, out of which 3452 cases stand disbursed, which was appreciated by the Deputy Commissioner.

The Deputy Commissioner asked all Sponsoring Agencies and Banks to spread awareness among people about various Self-employment Schemes launched by the Government and motivate them to avail the same benefits for generating self-employment opportunities in the District.

He also asked all the line departments to increase their sponsorship of loan cases and at the same time directed all the Banks to clear the pending cases sponsored by different Govt. Departments/Agencies at the earliest and boost lending, particularly under Agriculture & Allied activities, MSME, Housing and Education Sectors, to achieve a healthy CD ratio.

The Deputy Commissioner directed the Banks to cover all eligible persons under Social Security Schemes viz; PMSBY, PMJJBY & APY.

The Deputy Commissioner also launched the PLP of the District for FY 2022-23 prepared by NABARD.

The meeting was also attended by ADDC Jammu Ramesh Chander, ADC Adm Satish Sharma, Lead District Manager (LDM) Jammu Ramesh Raina, DDM NABARD Sanjeev Sharma, LDO FIDD RBI Rohit Kashyap, Chief Agriculture Officer, District Sheep Husbandry Officer, AD Fisheries, District Coordinators of J&K Bank, SBI, PNB, JKGB along with representatives of other Banks and concerned Departments.

Later, the Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the progress regarding removing encroachment and preventing illegal mining from the bed of river Tawi.

The Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned officers to remove the encroachments alongside Tawi River and illegal mining.

He asked the concerned officers to take strict action against the violators and book them under proper sections of Law.

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Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor

Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.

The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.

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JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu

Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.

The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.

The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.

The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.

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Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested

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Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.

The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.

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On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.

Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.

Amish Mahajan

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