Mech engineers’ deputation takes up issues with Minister

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 12:  A deputation of Mechanical Engineering fraternity today called on  Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Department,  Sham Lal Choudhary here today and projected their issues before him.
The delegation led by  Firdous Bhat (President JKMEGA) and accompanied by   Narinder Singh (vice president)  BB Sharma,  Rakesh Bhatti,   Mohinder Singh Manhas,  Niyaz Bhat and  Vinod Kumar during meeting apprised the  Minister about the role and the issues of  Mechanical Engineers  in the department. The delegation stressed upon the  minister about the proper utilisation of  the services these engineers for meeting the future challenges of J&K State as the natural source/water  table is depleting with a pace.  They also apprised the Minister about widening the scope of Mechanical fraternity in PHE, I&FC Deptt for supplying the drinking water to every common man and to cover the uncovered areas of Irrigation Department for faster development of State.
The delegation also expressed the urgent need for creation and expansion of Mechanical Divisions/ Sub-Divisions in both PHE and Irrigation wings of the Department  as there is only one Mechanical Division for almost every four districts on an average across the J&K State.
They also requested the Minister for creation of Mechanical Divisions/ Sub Divisions in PHE, I&FC Deptt  in Leh  and Kargil districts, creation of separate posts of Chief Engineer Hydraulic (Mechanical) in PHE, I&FC  Department  one each for Jammu & Kashmir Divisions as it will  bring better and effective public deliverance.
The delegation also stressed upon the Minister about the need for the creation of full fledged Dredging Division across the length of river Jhelum as in today’s mechanised world it is important to utilise the modern machinery to save time  and money. The Minister was also requested to fulfill all vacant posts of Mechanical Engineers at all levels.
The delegation hailed the Minister for giving a patient hearing to all the problems pertaining to Mechanical fraternity and for his positive attitude for the resolution of these issues.