JAMMU, July 1: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today convened public outreach programme at Jammu in which more than 200 people including 21 delegations apprised him of the problems being faced by them.
The delegations hailing from various districts including Jammu, Kathua, Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi, Doda, Samba and Udhampur called on the Advisor and informed him about their demands related to road connectivity, water supply, power supply, tourism, healthcare and sanitation, relief compensation and many others.
A delegation of Chenab Textile Mills requested the Advisor to implement Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojna (PMRPY) in the State. Advisor assured them to take up the matter with the concerned authorities for appropriate course of action.
Similarly, a delegation of J&K College Academics Arrangement Lecturers Association demanded the extension of their contracts.
Delegations from different areas of Poonch district raised various demands regarding up-gradation of infrastructures like electricity, drinking water and roads. A delegation from village Dhanu demanded construction of water tank with the capacity of 15000 gallons.
A delegation of project employees in the Jammu University demanded regularization of their services.
Several other deputations including Muslim Federation Samba, Sampark Global Logistics Pvt Ltd. All RMSA Subject Specify Teachers J&K and many others met the Advisor and raised their issues and demands for early redressal.
The Advisor gave a patient hearing to the deputations and assured them that their genuine demands will be looked into. He passed on-spot directions for redressal of various grievances and directed the officers to maintain close liaison with the local populations so that their grievances are redressed at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Advisor Ganai said that welfare of senior citizens is among the top priorities of the Governor’s administration and steps have been taken to provide institutional support to them.
The Advisor was speaking at an interactive programme ‘A day with Senior Citizens’ organized by Social Welfare Department here today. The programme was organized to celebrate State’s senior citizens and providing them with a platform to present their issues and concerns with the Government.
Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, Director Social Welfare Department Dr Bharat Bhushan, Executive Director/ Secretary J&KSSWB Dr Khalid Hussain Malik, District Social Welfare Officers besides other concerned were also present.
On the occasion, Advisor Ganai, who was chief guest at the function, said that senior citizens have a wealth of knowledge and experience which is invaluable. “They should be celebrated and their welfare should be a priority for every administration,” he said.