Published On: Sat, Dec 7th, 2019

Lt Guv directs handing over of land for transit accommodation of migrant employees by Dec 15

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu has directed officers to hand over the identified land for the transit accommodation of Kashmiri migrant employees by December 15, officials said on Saturday. He also directed that the remaining land be identified for the accommodation of migrant employees in the Valley within a month’s time, besides calling for expediting work on construction of border bunkers for providing necessary shelter to border dwellers during shelling by Pakistan.

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu has directed officers to hand over the identified land for the transit accommodation of Kashmiri migrant employees by December 15, officials said on Saturday.

Murmu passed the directions during a meeting to review the functioning of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction department here, an official spokesman said. During the meeting, he said a detailed discussion was held on relief and rehabilitation benefits extended to Kashmiri migrants, persons displaced in 1947, 1965 and 1971 and refugees from West Pakistan.

On transit accommodation of Kashmiri migrant employees, the Lt Governor directed the officers to hand over the identified land for the same by December 15 and identify the remaining land for the accommodation within a month’s time, the spokesman said. Murmu instructed the recruiting agencies to complete the pending recruitment for all posts notified for Kashmiri migrants by January 31 next year, the spokesman said.

He said Murmu directed for the early clearance of all pending relief cases of displaced persons and completion and submission of all eligible cases by the end of January. The L-G also directed the concerned officers to examine the issues of relief to West Pakistan refugees and address them on priority basis, the spokesman said.

While reviewing the present status of construction of border bunkers, the Lt Governor observed that all requisite measures should be taken for expediting the work on construction of border bunkers for providing the necessary shelter to border dwellers during shelling from across the border. He directed the officers to examine the proposal of construction of new bunkers, the spokesman said.

PTI

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