The winter capital city-Jammu has come under the grip of severe hot weather conditions for the last two days and there seems to be no respite from harsh weather conditions till July 2.
Jammu Tuesday recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius as compared to 40.2 degrees Celsius on Monday while City recorded 38.1 degrees maximum day temperature on Sunday. Amidst unscheduled power cuts and poor water supply, the Jammuites are facing immense hardships during these harsh summer days and rushing to the hill stations to beat the heat.
With the mercury rising day by day, the people, especially children and youth are seen getting some relief from the heat wave, after having dip in the Ranbir Canal or its distributaries. The rush at the Jammu canals has also increased within last few days besides the tourist destinations like Patnitop, Sanasar, Bhaderwah, Pancheri, Mantalai, Latti, Dudu areas. On last Sunday, Pancheri station witnessed arrival of nearly 100 light motor vehicles of local tourists with very little facilities available there. Sansar also continued to experience heavy rush for the last couple of days.
According to Meteorological Department, there will be further increase in Jammu’s day temperature during next two days up to maximum 44 degrees Celsius. After rain with gutsy winds on July 2 and even on July 3, the temperature would experience some sharp fall providing great relief to the people from scorching heat in Jammu, Samba and Kathua areas.
The spokesman further disclosed that winter capital- Jammu today recorded a maximum of 42.5 degrees and minimum 26.6 deg Celsius temperature, holy township of Katra maximum 38.6 degrees C and minimum 24.4 degrees, Bhaderwah town maximum 33.8 degree C temperature and minimum 16.2 degrees while, Batote maximum 31.8 deg C and minimum 18.8 deg C temperature.
Gulmarg in Kashmir recorded a maximum of 25.5 degrees C and Pahalgam 28 deg C temperatures . Srinagar City experienced a maximum temperature of 33.3 degrees C while Kookernag 31.2 deg C .
Pahalgam town also recorded lowest night temperature of 9.5 degrees C in entire J&K last night, followed by night temperature of 10.4 degrees C by Leh town in UT of Ladakh. Kargil town recorded a maximum temperature of 28.0 deg C while Leh 27.4 degrees C today, the spokesman added.
After 12 years of wait, 27 JKPS officers inducted into IPS
After more than a decade, a high-level panel headed by a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member, approved the induction of 27 Jammu and Kashmir Police Service (JKPC) officers into the elite Indian Police Services (IPS).
Among the officers inducted into the IPS, 14 have already retired while 13 are serving. Officials said the inductions were approved at a meeting in Srinagar chaired by TCA Anant, member UPSC and attended by J&K Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and two representatives of Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
For the last 12 years, no JKPS officer had been inducted into IPS which had led to stagnation and resentment among the local officers as a number of them were working as SSPs even after 22 years of service or more. The last induction of JKPS officers into IPS was conducted in 2014 and the seats were filled up to 2009.
Significantly, out of 66 IPS officers in J&K, including those who are on Central deputation presently, all are direct recruits of IPS and there is not even a single JKPS officer inducted into the IPS due to delay in inductions because of variety of reasons — the litigations arising out of seniority disputes being one of them.
Earlier, out of a total of 147 IPS posts in J&K, 80 were reserved for direct IPS officers and 67 for JKPS, who are inducted into IPS. This was part of UPA government’s special formula for J&K under which 50 per cent posts each were reserved for direct recruits and JKPS officers.
However, after the abrogation of special status of J&K under Article 370 in August 2019, Narendra Modi government reversed the order and restored the previous formula of 67:33 bringing J&K at par with other states and union territories.
The induction of JKPS officers into IPS will lead to their promotion as DIGs, especially those who have completed mandatory service for the post, and taking into account available posts which will overcome the shortage in the rank of DIGs.
Sources said the JKPS officers, who have been inducted into the IPS, will get AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram UTs) cadre and can be posted outside J&K as well.
Over 1.30 cr saplings proposed to be planted across UT in this year: J&K LG
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that 1.30 crore saplings are proposed to be planted across the Union Territory this year.
“During this year, a target of 1.30 crore saplings is proposed to be planted across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” LG Sinha said after launching “Green J&K Drive-2021” from IIT Jammu in Nagrota area here in the city outskirts.
He said that the ‘Green J&K Drive’ aims at creating a people’s movement at a massive scale with the involvement of all stakeholders particularly Village Panchayats, Women, Students, Urban Local Bodies, Institutions, NGOs, and Civil Society.
“IIT Jammu and J&K Forest Department have taken up the Greening and Eco-restoration of forest land diverted for the purpose of creation of this august institution,” he expressed.
The Lieutenant Governor said that it is vital to ensure balance between Development and Conservation.
“The Forest and Tree cover of J&K is around 55percent which is substantially higher than the National average of 24.56 percent,” he asserted.
“Our aim is to bring two third geographical areas of J&K under forest and tree cover,” said Mr Sinha.
Rescue operation resumes in cloudburst-hit Kishtwar after suspension due to rain
The rescue operation to locate 20 people missing after a cloudburst in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar resumed Friday after remaining suspended for hours together owing to inclement weather, officials said.
Seven persons were found dead and 17 others were rescued in an injured condition after the remote Honzar village in Dacchan tehsil was hit by flash floods triggered by the cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, damaging 21 houses, 21 cow sheds, a ration depot, a bridge and a mosque.
The rescue operation was interrupted by heavy rains late Thursday night and resumed around noon after slight improvement in the weather conditions, the officials said.
Rescue operation for trapped/missing persons continues ,ADGP Jammu @mukesh_ips_jk camping for last two day’s in Honzar Tehsil #Dachhan of #Kishtwar district monitoring/leading the rescue/search operation launched by Police in collaboration with Distt. Adm. Army & SDRF. pic.twitter.com/CGJ80yTQSi
— IGP Jammu (@igpjmu) July 30, 2021
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