Secretary to the Government, Cooperatives Department Yasha Mudgal accompanied by Registrar Cooperative Societies J&K, Shafqat Iqbal and other senior functionaries of the department today paid visit to Ashijipora area of Anantnag district where she took onspot assessment of the property of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (JAKFED).
Secretary also took a detailed review of various aspects associated with erstwhile JAKFED during which she was briefed by the Registrar about it’s current status.
Meanwhile, Yasha Mudgal also undertook inspection of Super Bazar Anantnag and got a first hand appraisal of several activities associated with it. She was apprised that about 50 functional Cooperative societies under different nomenclatures are registered that are providing a range of products . The Secretary applauded the concerned stakeholders over the performance. The Secretary directed them to make the store accessible to the general public, to keep the store open as per the market timings and ensure that quality products are supplied through it. She also directed to formulate a proper roaster in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
Later, the Secretary chaired a meeting with the concerned officers at Dak Bungalow Khanabal Anantnag wherein a comprehensive discussion on various related matters was held.
After taking a thorough review, the Secretary emphasized for reviving and redefining the role of Cooperatives towards the socio-economic welfare of the society. She said that need of the hour is to strengthen Cooperative societies adding that several livelihood opportunities can be explored if various Stakeholders are taken on board. She also added that Cooperative movement offers opportunities to our educated youth who can perform productively in newer gainful commercial areas.
Yasha Mudgal also emphasized to focus on the fields of diary, poultry and other potential areas and put in every effort in making a viable and vibrant Cooperative movement in the district.
SSP Anantnag, ADC, Deputy Registrar Cooperatives, General Manager Super Bazar Anantnag among other concerned functionaries were also present.
Restaurant sealed in Jammu Kashmir
Police in Ganderbal town sealed a restaurant for not adhering to COVID-19 guidelines issued by the administration. Moreover 332 violators were fined for not wearing face masks and defying COVID-19 guidelines.
A police official said that a police party of Police Station Ganderbal headed by SHO Police Station GanderbalSalfieArshid, during checking found one restaurant owner violating COVID 19 SOPs/guidelines and instantly took stringent action and booked the owner in case FIR No. 103/2021. The restaurant was also sealed by the executive magistrate on spot.
Moreover, police also fined 322 violators for defying COVID-19 guidelines and not wearing face masks. Fine to the tune of `140700 was recovered from them.
J&K: One dies, 3 injured after HT line fell on farmers working in paddy field
One person died and three others were injured when a High Tension (HT) wire fell on a group of farmers who were working in a paddy field in Budgam Saturday afternoon, official sources said.
They said a group of farmers were busy working in a paddy field in Khansahib area, about 35 kms from main Budgam town when a HT line fell on them.
Four persons were injured, post which they were rushed to hospital where one of them identified as Teenager Shiraz Ahmad was declared brought dead.
The sources said the condition of three other injured is stated to be stable. Meanwhile, hundreds of villagers strongly protested against the Power Development Department (PDD) for failing to repair HT and local power lines.
DC orders withholding of salary of two Zonal Medical Officers
While taking the review of Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the district, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar on Saturday ordered withholding of salary of two Zonal Medical Officers, after the review report of their respective health zones was found “poor” and “un-satisfactory.”
An official in the district administration Srinagar said that, the performances of Health Zones in Srinagar was revived today and strong note was taken of two heath zones, namely Khanyar and S.R. Gunj as both the zones had poor performance regarding the Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the district.
Acting swiftly, the official said that the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar ordered to withhold the salary of the two Zonal Medical Officers till a satisfactory vaccination is recorded.
In an order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, a copy of which lies with the KNO reads that the vaccination process of 45 years and above age group was reviewed today and out of all the Medical Zones, performance of Khanyar and SR Gunj Zones respectively is quite un-satisfactory.
The order further reads: “The poor performance on part of Zonal Medical Officers of Medical Zones Khanyar & SR Gunj has been viewed seriously. As such, it is hereby ordered that salary of the above mentioned Zonal Medical Officers shall remain withheld till a satisfactory vaccination coverage is recorded.”
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