Administration working tirelessly to address public grievances: Advisor Skandan

Advisor K Skandan interacting with a deputation in Srinagar on Monday.
Advisor K Skandan interacting with a deputation in Srinagar on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 23: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan has reiterated that Governor Administration is working tirelessly to address the grievances of the public at the earliest.
The Advisor stated this during his weekly public hearing programme at Governor’s Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Srinagar.
A total of 71 individuals and deputations hailing from different parts of J&K put forth their demands and grievances before the Advisor and sought his intervention for early redressal of their issues.
A deputation of Sarpanchs of Dardpora, Kupwara demanded road connectivity, primary health center, AAY ration cards, besides solar lights and play ground in their area.
Similarly, another deputation from Baramulla demanded de-siltation of a nallah in their area.
A deputation of teachers demanded regularization of their services.
Several other individuals and deputations from Kangan, Budgam, Baramulla, Anantnag, Tral, Handwara, Sopore, Bandipora, Bijbehara, Srinagar and other areas also met the Advisor and registered their issues and demands.
Advisor Skandan assured the individuals and the deputations that all their genuine issues would be examined for an early redressal. He also issued on spot directions to the concerned officers to take cognizance of the issues pertaining to their departments for redressal.
Meanwhile, Advisor Skandan chaired Board of Directors meetings of J&K Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) and J&K Industries Limited (JKI) here today.
Speaking at the JKHDC’s 66th BoD meeting, the Advisor stressed upon the corporation to work on incentivizing weavers and artisans to increase their income. He also suggested for branding, quality certificate, marketing of State based products so that those products can be sold worldwide.
While asking to increase the coverage of weavers, the Advisor asked the corporation to come up with a substantial data of weavers and artisans so that they would be made aware about government schemes.
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, Naveen Kumar Choudhary, Managing Director JKHDC, Rakesh Sharma and other concerned.
The meeting was informed that the sales through different government Departments and Societies during 2019-20 financial year (upto 15 Sept 2019) is Rs 75.20crore.
It was also given out that the corporation has started new projects under Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS)which include WWDDC Project having 100 per cent Government of India share.