AJCSF call on Finance Minister Arun Jaitely

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A delegation of the All Jammu Civil Society Forum (AJCSF) under their convener Th. Gulchain Singh came from Jammu and met the Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley today.
During interaction meeting, Gulchain Singh Charak told Finance Minister that there is a full collapse of governing machinery in J&K. Although the ‘epicentre’ of the problem is truncated in the Kashmir Valley, its tremors and devastation jolts are felt throughout the state and has the potential of national dimensions. At a rough estimate the losses suffered by the trade, industry, transportation, tourism and hotels have come to a whopping estimated amount of Rs 4,000 Cr up to now.
A common man has had no access to state secretariat this year which was closed and all routine matters were stuck including payments that needed government’s approval.
AJCSF have some demands for immediate consideration. The demands were a permanent peaceful solution of the present J&K problem be found by taking all stake holders on board; that is acceptable to all three regions, till restoration of normalcy in Kashmir, we request for strict vigil on the situation in sensitive areas of Jammu region, there is total paralysis of official functioning of the State Government, which must restore as the secretariat moves to winter capital. Other demands included the border population of Jammu suffers every time Pakistan troops violate the Cease fire. There should be permanent infra structure along the NH1A from Madhopur to Jammu and along the Akhnoor- Poonch Road to shelter border population whenever forcibly evacuated, the youth in Jammu region are equally frustrated and antagonized due to rampant discrimination with them in spite of being law abiding nationalists. They must be given due share of employment opportunities and packages proportionately and others.
Maj Gen Goverdhan Singh Jamwal while thanking the Finance Minister on approval of OROP brought out that the ex-servicemen in J&K have no job opportunities of employment and entrepreneur, hence deserve a better deal.

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