House takes up discussion on Demand of Grants for Deptts under CM’s charge

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The House today took up discussion on Demand of Grants for the Departments under the charge of the Chief Minister. These include the Departments of GAD, Home, Planning & Development, Information, Ladakh Affairs, Tourism, Libraries, Archives, tribal Affairs, S&T, IT, Hospitality & Protocol Deptts besides Culture Academy.
28 members took part in the discussion today and put forth their views and ideas.
Initiating the discussion, Nawang Rigzin Jora raised the issues of public importance pertaining to overall
development of Ladakh division and demanded adequate provision of funds for completion of ongoing projects taken up under district plan.
Mr Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar called for exploring tourism potential of Lal Marg in his constituency. He also urged for revival of water transport facility from Srinagar to Ganderbal.
Ranbir Singh Pathania suggested empowerment of legislators so that they can expedite developmental works in their constituencies. He pleaded for streamlining the working of Accountability Commission besides rationalising KPS cadre. Mohammad Abass Wani urged the government to take steps for welfare of PonyWallas in Gulmarg. He complimented late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for initiating number of measures for overall promotion of tourism in Kashmir.
Ajaz Ahmad Khan said that Reasi and Ramban districts are playing an important role in boosting State economy due to huge revenue generated by Baghliyar Project and Shri Mata Vashno Devi Shrine. He demanded government should ensure provision of adequate funds for overall development of these twin districts. He also demanded Aqua Transport in Salal Lake be introduced for promoting tourism activities in the area.
Raja Manzoor Ahmad pleaded for development of border tourism in his constituency for the benefit of local population. He urged to formulate a policy for providing helicopter services to Karnah and Gumgund particularly during emergencies and winter.
Mubarak Gul urged the Chief Minister to approach the Centre for release of 2nd instalment of Prime Ministers Package for Flood victims. He called for early implementation of District Development Board meeting decisions for benefit people. He also demanded for release of adequate funds for the works taken up under district plan.
Usman Abdul Majid demanded early implementation of Police Reforms. He expressed concern over rising number of road accidents and demanded stringent measures to be taken to curb the trend.
Rajeev Jasrotia urged for strict implementation of transfer policy of Government employees by different departments. He demanded early allotment of 5 marla’s of land to each migrant family of border area.
Mr Rajiv Sharma said the PSOs of legislators must also be provided special allowances and a waiting hall in the assembly. He urged the Government to expedite construction work on Sub District Hospital, CHC Jondiya, CHC Chowki Chora and Mini Secretariat in Akhnoor constituency.
Yawar Ahmad Mir called for revisiting SRO 43 to include surrendered militants under the ambit of the policy. He said the lapses under the policy must be corrected and pendency rate be brought down. Aijaz Ahmad Mir said the decisions taken by DDB meetings should be implemented in toto by making DDB an autonomous body. He also suggested that the Government must chalk out a general amnesty scheme for stone pelters. He also called for promotion of rural tourism.
Kishen Lal said the Government must focus on promoting border tourism in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the Government to develop public parks and roads in his constituency.
Anjum Fazili praised late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for his vision in exploring the tourism potential of Jammu and Kashmir. She said the occupancy in different hotels of Srinagar city is at an all time high.
She said the government must enhance hospitality infrastructure in summer capital and also promote heritage tourism which should be integrated with local trade.
The discussion would continue tomorrow and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is expected to reply to the discussion in the afternoon.

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