Apex Committee optimistic about Govt’s commitment

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 11:- The Apex Advisory Committee (AAC) on migrants today expressed the hope that the promises made by the Chief Minister in the Apex Committee meeting on April 18 will be fulfilled soon.
Talking to reporters here today on behalf of the Committee members H L Chatta general secretary All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) and H N Jattu, president All India Kashmiri Pandit Conference (AIKPC) said that the Minister of Revenue Relief and Rehabilitation and Minister of PHE, irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud-Din have reiterated the Government’s commitment to the Apex Committee delegation yesterday in this regard.
They said that Mr Bhalla and Taj Mohi-ud-Din assured them that the memo has already been sent to be approved in next Cabinet meeting regarding enhancement of cash relief. They also assured that the other genuine demands including implementation of employment package in toto with three years age relaxation will also be implemented soon. In this regard the ministers informed us that the advertisement of 1500 posts out of 3000 posts under PM’s package, which were to be sponsored by Central Government will be made soon, they added.
Besides the ministers gave assurance that the Ordinance for enactment of Board for Protection of Shrines and Temples in Kashmir Valley till passage of the Bill lying in State Assembly would also come soon, they said.
They said the Apex Committee also demanded that one job be given to each migrant family in the package for its survival. The other genuine demands were also brought in the notice of the Government especially of those migrants who are still residing in old camps and non camp areas on rent.
They said among total relief holders only 41 percent are Kashmiri Pandits while rest belong to other communities.
They said besides them the other Apex Committee members who met the two ministers yesterday included K K Khosa, B L Bhat (ex MLC), C L Bhat, R L Raina, M K Yogi, Prem Singh, Shiban Ji, Amar Jit Singh, P L Raina, A K Raina and Jiten Bhat.