SRINAGAR, Jan 11: Stressing on the need of change in the governance in the State People’s Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti today said the problems faced by the people are direct result of an inefficient and insensitive Government at the helm of affairs in the State.
Speaking during a meeting of party legislators, district and zonal presidents besides prominent leaders of Kashmir at her residence, she said the people are facing hardships in severe chilly conditions as the Government has been unable to meet the situation arising out of the snowfall which has thrown the life out gear in Valley.
Mehbooba said the Government generally holds meetings and issues press releases about the so-called response to snowfall. It has become a familiar feature of winters under the present dispensation and this year is no exception. She, however, cautioned that the institutions and administrative machinery have been so severely damaged under the present dispensation that any new Government that would succeed it too might find it difficult to set it right immediately.
She further said that people are facing worst kind of power situation in spite of the fact hefty amounts are charged as tariff by the Power Development Department. “People are also suffering on account shortage of ration items like-food grains, sugar, kerosene, LPG etc. Ration distributed in the name of so-called uncovered area is done on pick and choose policy. Many areas are still inaccessible as snow has yet been cleared of the roads,” she added.
The PDP president said the change is imminent on the ground and there is need of people’s involvement in realizing a system which will be transparent and accountable. She said it is the PDP’s vision to create a system which will ensure a fair play for all the stake holders in the state, besides providing a clean and accountable administration to the people.