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Government begins exercise to retrieve unutilised land in industrial estates



Jammu and Kashmir Government has set in motion an exercise to retrieve un-utilised industrial land allotted to industrialists across all the industrial estates in the Union Territory.

A senior official of the Industries and Commerce Department informed that the process to retrieve the land from industrialists or unitholders who have failed to utilise it for operationalising their units within the stipulated time would be recovered from them.

“There are many instances where the unitholders have failed to start their units for which the land was allotted, or in some cases, the unitholders have shut their activities while they continue to have possession of the land within premises of industrial estates,” he said. The official added that the government would begin an eviction drive for retrieval of such land to be allotted to new investors who are willing to set up their units under the new Industrial development scheme announced by the government.

In this regard, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce department, PrakashRanjan has ordered nomination of General Manager, Regional Office SIDCO Jammu, General Manager Regional Office SIDCO Kashmir as Estate Officers for eviction process concerning cancellation of lease deed and eviction of the allottees in the industrial estates.

“… sanction is hereby accorded to the nomination of following officers as Estate Officers one each for Jammu/Kashmir divisions for eviction process concerning cancellation of lease deed and eviction of the allottees in the Industrial Estates managed by J&K SIDCO,” reads an order issued.

The officers will work under the supervision of Managing Director SIDCO, the order mentions.

Earlier this year, the central government approved a new industrial development scheme for the Union Territory with a total outlay of Rs 28,400 crore.

The scheme will remain in force from the date of its notification till 2037. The government aims to take industrial development in Jammu and Kashmir to the block level.

Officials informed that the un-utilised land after eviction from existing leaseholders would be allotted to unitholders under the new Industrial policy. “ Government has two-pronged strategies: on one hand new industrial estates are being established while on the other hand unutilised land in prime industrial estates is also being retrieved.”

The scheme will encourage new investment, substantial expansion and nurture the existing industries in the Union Territory. It will also employ 4.5 lakh people besides leading to equitable, balanced and sustainable socio-economic development.

The new scheme provides for capital investment incentives at the rate of 30 per cent in Zone-A and 50 per cent in Zone-B on the investment made in plant and machinery (in manufacturing) or construction of the building and other durable physical assets.


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




die of COVID-19 in J&K

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




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




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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Covid-19 Stats

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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