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Employees involved in anti-national activities will face termination: J&K Govt

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Any Jammu and Kashmir government employee involved in anti-national activities will face termination, a senior officer said.

He said the Government has ordered that every employee is mandatorily required to maintain absolute integrity, honesty and allegiance to the Union of India and do nothing which is unbecoming of a government servant.
The government has also warned employees to face termination from service for their involvement in anti national activities or association or sympathy with persons Involved in any act of sabotage, espionage, treason, terrorism, subversion, sedition, secession, facilitating foreign interference, incitement to violence or any other unconstitutional act.

However, the order issued by the government on Thursday said that the decision of the Union Territory (UT) Level Screening Committee (UTLSC) can be reviewed by the Review Committee, on reference to it by the UT Level Screening Committee or on the representation of any aggrieved employee or employees.

The government has constituted UTLSC for the purpose vide Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character & Antecedents) Instructions, 1997, notified vide Government Order No.191B-GAD of 1997 dated 09.12.1997 as amended from time to time, for its decision. The UTLSC has been authorized to conduct periodic verification of character and antecedents of Government employees and recommend action.

Commissioner-Secretary to the Government Manoj Kumar Dwivedi said that a Government employee is bound by the J&K Government Employees Conduct Rules all the time during his service. These rules, he said, contain various provisions covering a wide range of activities governing conduct of employees in public and private.

The committee shall during periodic verification of character and antecedents of Government employees investigate his or her Involvement in any act of sabotage, espionage, treason, terrorism, subversion, sedition, secession, facilitating foreign interference, incitement to violence or any other unconstitutional act. Association or sympathy with persons who are attempting to commit any such acts or involved in aiding or abetting or advocating the above acts.

The government order said involvement of an individual’s immediate family, persons sharing residential space with the employee to whom he or she may be bound by affection, influence, or obligation or involved in any of the acts, directly or indirectly, having potential of subjecting the individual to duress, thereby posing a grave security risk. Failure to report relatives, persons sharing residential space or associates who are connected with any foreign Government, associations, foreign nationals known to be directly or indirectly hostile to India’s national and security interests and failure to report unauthorized association with a suspected or known collaborator or employee of a foreign intelligence service. Reports indicating that representatives or nationals from a foreign country are acting to increase the vulnerability of the individual to possible future exploitation, coercion . Report contacts with citizens of other countries or financial interests in other countries which make an individual potentially vulnerable to coercion, exploitation, or pressure by a foreign Government.

The order said that on the basis of discrete verifications , a list of adversely reported employees received by the Government from time to time shall be taken into cognizance by the concerned Administrative Departments which shall then immediately report it to the General Administration Department (GDA), the order said.

However, in the event, such employee or employees are due for promotion (Functional Non-functional), their cases shall be put on hold immediately. Further, such cases shall be submitted to the UTLSC constituted for the purpose.
The official order said that on confirmation of the adverse report by the UTLSC, further action shall be taken against the adversely reported employee(s), which may include termination from Government services. The decision of the UTLSC can be reviewed by the Review Committee, on reference to it by the UT Level Screening Committee or on the representation of any aggrieved employee or employees, the order issued said.

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Home Minister Amit Shah Pays Tribute to Pulwama Martyrs

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Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today paid tributes to the forty CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack before leaving for Delhi. He said that the dedication and supreme sacrifice of the soldiers for the defence of the country further strengthens our resolve to eradicate terrorism. Appreciating the security forces who stood against terrorism, he said that today, all of us could sleep peacefully in our homes due to their change. Every citizen of the country is indebted to the soldiers.

Sharing his thoughts on his own Twitter handle, he wrote that today paid tribute to the brave soldiers of CRPF who were martyred in the cowardly terrorist attack of Pulwama by visiting the Pulwama Martyrs Memorial. Your dedication and supreme sacrifice for the defence of the country further strengthen our resolve to eradicate terrorism. Many salutes to the brave sacrifices.

After paying homage, the Home Minister also planted saplings near the memorial. Let us tell you that Home Minister Amit Shah was on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. His visit was to end on Monday evening. However, when he reached the CRPF camp in Pulwama before leaving for Delhi, he changed his mind to return and decided to stay among the soldiers for one night. He interacted with the soldiers, listened to their problems and had dinner with them as well.

During this, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha was also with him. This morning he reached the martyrdom memorial located in the Lethpora area of ​​Pulwama itself. This memorial has been built in the memory of the forty CRPF martyrs martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. The Home Minister paid tribute to him by paying floral tributes and said that his sacrifice will always remind us to eradicate terrorism. After paying homage, the Home Minister left for Srinagar. From there, he will return to Delhi.

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Woman Among 5 Injured in Grenade Attack in Bandipora

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On Tuesday, five people were injured in a mysterious explosion in the Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Officials told that the low-intensity explosion took place in Sumbal which left around five people injured.

They said the injured had been shifted to Community health centre (CHC) Sumbal for treatment, from where all were shifted to Srinagar hospital.

The officials said that the police had rushed to the spot to check the cause of explosion.

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Celebrations in GMC Srinagar Girls Hostel As Pakistan marks their first World Cup victory over arch-rivals India

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Shortly after captain Babar Azam and his partner Mohammad Rizwan sealed a crushing win in their Twenty20 World Cup group match in Dubai on Sunday, cheers echoed from corridors, common room of Girls Hostel, GMC Srinagar.

On Sunday evening, loud celebrations were held in parts of India-controlled Kashmir, a Muslim majority region that has been at the heart of much of the tension between the two countries.

Fans in central Srinagar city burst crackers and shouted pro-Pakistan and pro-independence slogans.

New Delhi has struggled for decades to dampen pro-freedom sentiments in the region where most Kashmiris favour complete independence or a merger with Pakistan.

India went into the match with a 12-0 record in World Cups against their neighbours, but Pakistan snapped that streak with a 10-wicket romp at the Dubai International Stadium.

Azam scored a 52-ball 68 not out while fellow opener Rizwan hit an undefeated 55-ball 79 as Pakistan achieved their first 10-wicket win in all Twenty20 internationals by comfortably chasing down their target of 152. The loss was also India’s first 10-wicket defeat in Twenty20 cricket.

Indian skipper Kohli reacted with disbelief when asked if their unblemished track record made them complacent against the arch-rivals ahead of the Group Two blockbuster.

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