JAMMU, Dec 29: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Javaid Mustafa Mir, today convened an officers meeting to review functioning of the department.
Among others Commissioner/Secretary, DMRRR, Shafiq Ahmed Raina, Relief Commissioner (Migrants) Manohar Lal Raina, Director (Finance) Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project, Mohamed Yusuf Pandit, Director (Finance) DMRRR, Zahoor Ahmed Wani, Director Disaster Management, Aamir Ali, Deputy Commissioner (Relief) Migrants, KK Sidha and other officials were present in the meeting.
The Minister, while taking stock of migrant issues, asked the Relief Commissioner (Migrants) to evolve an effective mechanism to redress the grievances of these people. He also reviewed the progress on upgradation works at migrant camps at Budgam and Vessu in the Valley besides assessing repair works being done in the migrant flats at Jagti, Muthi, Nagrota and Purkhu.
He directed the concerned to expedite these works and adhere to time-lines without compromising on quality of the constructions. He gave instructions that all the works should be put to e-tenders, in accordance with the laid down framework, to ensure transparency and ensure strict adherence to financial codes.
While reviewing the disaster management sector, the Minister exhorted upon the officers to focus on preparedness and mitigation which is pre-requisite for ensuring adequate and timely relief and rehabilitation measures to the affected people. He emphasized the need to ensure that adequate rescue equipments, with trained staff are made available at District and Tehsil level. He also asked the department to launch an awareness campaign to make the public aware of preventive measures to be taken in case of any natural disaster.