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Now Government Officials can Submit their Property Details Online

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The subordinate officers and employees of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have now been relieved of the paperwork to submit their annual property return. Now they can submit it online only. Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today launched an online portal to submit yearly property returns of government officials and employees.

About 4.5 lakh officers and personnel of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have gotten relief from the Chief Secretary’s online portal today. According to the Employees’ Code of Conduct rules, every government officer and employee must submit the details of his assets every year. Before restoring the system of an online portal, all the government officials and employees in the state used to submit it manually. This process was also time-consuming, and many paper formalities also had to be completed.

Developed jointly by the Administrative Department, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Department of Information Technology and the University of Kashmir, the portal is highly convenient and user-friendly. Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today launched the portal in the presence of Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department, Principal Secretary General Administrative Department, Director Anti Corruption Bureau and technical experts of Kashmir University.

The Chief Secretary said that this new portal would facilitate access and monitoring of asset details of all employees. This will prove beneficial to the employees at the time of approval of the Vigilance Department and will also be helpful to the Anti-Corruption Bureau in preventing the spread of corruption in the government machinery, speedy investigation of corruption-related cases.

All government employees can file their annual property returns by logging into the portal through their CPIS number and OTP verification. He can also download it for his record. All government employees can now submit their property details by login on portal-prs.jk.gov.in for the calendar year 2021 from 1st January 2022 to 31st January 2022.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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Militancy incidents on decline in Pulwama, but local militant recruitment still up: GoC D P Pandey

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General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that the southern district of Pulwama has indeed shown a decline in militancy-related incidents but the district continues to see local militant recruitment on the rise. He said that in the ensuing year, the army believes that Pulwama will see a further dip in local militant recruitment.
As per the news agency, the GoC was on a visit to the southern districts of Shopian and Pulwama on the eve of 73rd Republic Day. He met senior citizens and traders in these twin districts of South Kashmir.
Talking to media persons at Shopian, the GoC said that the people of Kashmir want peace and not militancy. “Militancy related incidents are declining and we believe they will further go down in the ongoing year,” he said.
The army officer said that if the number of militants and militancy-related incidents decline, it will provide more opportunities to local youth to make their future.
“Time has come when people have to choose the path of peace and stability,” he said, adding that the people of South Kashmir like those of north Kashmir have realized the effects of militancy.
The GoC said that the wrong narrative is being taught to children and wherever it happens, youth are bound to choose the wrong path “as it is the easy way out and just a glamour.”
“Youth are picking guns because of unemployment but the wrong path is being shown to them,” Pandey said. He said that the situation was getting better as people, especially youth have understood that taking the path of militancy was wrong.
He said that militancy-related incidents have declined in Pulwama but “local militant recruitment continues to be on the rise.” “We believe this (local militant recruitment) will also go down in the ongoing area,” the GoC said and sought people’s cooperating in bringing peace and development in southern districts of Kashmir
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge

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A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight

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On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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