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Extend support to employment generating societies: Yasha Mudgal



Secretary Cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal today said that all the societies that have scope and potential to generate employment should be supported and helped to revive their activities afresh.

She urged upon the officers not to show numbers on papers only but to be proactive in doing best for those functional on ground and weed out those that are past any scope of revival after providing them ample opportunity and support to start their respective activities.

Yasha further impressed upon the officers to up their functioning of audit and inspections so that no society remains out of the supervision of the department. She directed the officers to show their presence on ground and encourage activities that are fruitful and provides gainful employment.

The Secretary further exhilarated upon the officers to ensure working of Super Bazars during business hours. She said that these Bazars need to be open for business from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm in order to boost their sales. She asked them to have stock of the essentials in demand so that people prefer these stores.

Yasha asked the officers to increase their level of supervision and inspections to ensure these stores are working as per the fixed schedule. She prescribed them to often make surprise inspections of these stores.

She emphasised that all budgetary provision made should be performance based and result oriented. She asked the officers to make expenditure outcome based and enhance accountability down to ground level to upgrade performance and working of the department.

The Secretary Cooperatives also asked the officers to complete all the infrastructure buildings on time. She asked them to fix deadlines against each of the project in progress and ensure that it is completed and put to good use.

In a powerpoint presentation made by Registrar Cooperatives it was given that there are 1491 societies registered with the department including 1381 primary, 106 secondary and 4 Apex level societies.

It was further given that the Department has a staff strength of 1346 and more than 400 posts are to be filled soon by different recruitment agencies including 91 gazetted, 261 non-gazetted and 60 class IV vacancies.

The Registrar also informed that the department had a capex outlay of Rs 1500 lakh and revenue expenditure of Rs 7743 lakh for 2020-21. This includes the funds for creation of assets and infrastructure like Kisan Ghar, Tangmarg, Baramulla and 1000 MT godown at Thanamandi, Rajouri . The department has 9 cooperative banks working under it with about 272 branches all over J&K.

The meeting was also attended by Registrar Cooperatives Societies, Additional Secretary Cooperatives, Joint Registrars, Deputy Registrars and other officers of the department. The Jammu based officers participated in the meeting through video conferencing.


DC de-notified 12 Micro Containment Zones




Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma said that 12 micro containment zones have been de-notified after extensive testing and zero COVID positive reports. He said 16 other micro-containment zones would be de-notified as and when the administration is fully satisfied about the safety in these areas.

Briefing the media about the Covid situation, he complemented the PRIs, Health education department, Education Department, Police Department, Rural Development Department and Social welfare Department for their extensive efforts in combating the pandemic.

Giving details, the DC informed that during the 2nd wave 1475 cases were reported in the District, out of which 1260 have recovered and 201 are still active, which is the lowest number since March, 2021. Among them 13 are admitted in District Hospital, 33 are in CCCs and rest are in home isolation and are being provided medical treatment.

He briefed that the recovery rate has continuously picked up, while the positivity rate dropped to 2.70% this week.

He further said that the district has inoculated 72.85% persons of 45 yr old and above till date, while door to door Vaccination drive is being conducted in the district to cover the rest.

Concerned tehsildars and BDOs under the supervision of SDMs are closely monitoring the progress on vaccination and the Covid Mitigation measures in the district, he informed.

While giving details about the Covid care, he informed that sufficient oxygen cylinders and concentrators are available in the District, while 882 Covid Kits containing essential medicines and oximeter have been distributed among the COVID positive patients till date.

He appealed the masses to stick to the COVID19 appropriate behaviour and follow the SOPs in letter and spirit to break the chain completely.

Further, the DC Kishtwar informed that the people can approach the district administration on the Twitter account of DC Kishtwar: @dckishtwar and the official Twitter account of DIC Kishtwar: @Dkishtwar.

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Jammu: Woman dies in road accident




A woman was killed on Sunday morning in a road accident near Assar area of Doda.

Soon after the mishap, police along with locals reached the spot and started a rescue operation.

The lady has been identified as Babita Manhas.

Further details awaited

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OPD services commence at SMGS Hospital Jammu




The OPD Services, on prior appointment basis, will resume in SMGS Hospital from June 14, 2021 on all working days. The appointment for Monday shall be given on Saturday.

The patients can take appointment for Paediatrics on mobile phone number 9541925359; for ENT on 9541925360; For Obst & Gynae 9541925361 and for Dermatology (Skin) 9541925362.

As per an order issued in this regard, the OPDs will be operational from the respective OPD Sections from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm.

The appointment will be given by the respective department staff nominated by the concerned HoD through phone call on the dedicated mobile phone number provided to each department.

The dedicated Mobile Phone Number will be operational from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on all working days for fixing the appointments.
The total number of appointments per speciality shall not be more than 25 patients per day, which is subject to revision considering the future trend of COVID-19 pandemic.

At all cost Covid Appropriate Behaviour shall be observed by everyone in all departments/sections of the hospital including registration and OPD area. Each patient will be accompanied by not more than one attendant who must be wearing proper face masks.

The patients are advised to attend the OPD by prior appointment only, failing which they may be liable not to be examined by the doctors in OPD.

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Covid-19 Stats

13 Jun 2021, 8:57 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

29,439,989 Total Cases
370,407 Death Cases
28,043,446 Recovered Cases


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