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Revised package for rehabilitation of migrants submitted to Center: Bhalla
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 4: The Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla on Wednesday convened a meeting of high level Officers at Civil Secretariat and discussed various issues pertaining to Kashmiri migrants.

While reviewing the progress of tenements under construction at Jagti, the Minister was informed that against 4224 flats, 4128 flats have been completed and the remaining 96 flats are at the final stage of completion. He has also informed that around 3472 flats have already been allotted to the eligible Kashmiri migrants. Besides, the work on drains, roads and water supply schemes and electrification is at the final stage. However, Bhalla impressed upon the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner to ensure speedy completion of all the remaining works.

During the meeting, the issue of transit accommodation meant for Migrant families who want to return Kashmir valley was also discussed in threadbare. The Minister issued on the spot instructions to the officers of PHE Department to ensure clean drinking water supply facilities at all the transit camps. The Administrative Debarment Revenue was also directed for releasing funds to the PHE Department p for providing water supply at Vessu, Mattan and Baramulla Transit camps.

The meeting also revealed that the State Government has constructed 505 units at different places of the Valley for providing transit accommodation to the Kashmiri migrants who intend to return back. However, this accommodation is presently being utilized by the employees appointed under the Prime Minister’s package. The meeting was informed that 335 units against 505 units have already been constructed and remaining units shall be completed by August 15, 2012.

Meanwhile, the officers revealed that most of the employees especially in District Kupwara are residing with local population, which is not only a positive sign but also encouraging development which was possible due to whole hearted support and active cooperation of the locals.

The Minister also threw light on the recently revised package submitted to Central Government for return ad rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants which include enhancement of assistance for construction of their own houses from Rs.7.50 lacs to Rs.20 lacs and also enhancement of cash relief from Rs.5000 to Rs.10, 000 per family per month.

The meeting was also informed that 1443 posts which have remained unfilled owing to de-reservation of posts and non joining of earlier selected candidates shall immediately be referred to the concerned recruiting agencies for making selection of eligible candidates.


News Updated at : Wednesday, July 4, 2012
 
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