Srinagar, June 19: Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today and apprised the latter about the functioning of the Commission and the quantum of work which has been disposed of during the past few months.
Governor discussed with Ganai measures which require to be taken to visibly enhance the accountability, promptitude, efficiency and transparency in the functioning of the administrative machinery.
Jeet Lal Gupta, Chairman, State Commission for Backward Classes also met Governor and briefed him about the functioning of the Commission and the various steps being taken to promote and protect the social, educational, economic and cultural interests of the Backward Classes in the State.
He also apprised Governor about the various important matters concerning the Backward Classes which are still pending decision at various levels.
Observing that J&K was a multi-lingual and multi-cultural State, Governor stressed the high importance of all required measures being taken for protecting and advancing the interest of the Backward Classes.
A delegation of Shiv Sena Punjab led by its National President Sanjiv Ghanoli also met Governor.
Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and Bhupinder Kumar, Additional CEO, SASB participated in the meeting.
The delegation requested Governor to facilitate Shri Amarnathji pilgrims and provide toll free entry into J&K of the buses carrying Yatris; provide drinking water facilities at the halting points en route the Base Camps; cooperation and facilitation to be provided by the State Police while travelling on the National Highway towards the Base Camps. The delegation also demanded full protection for the safety and security of the Yatris.
Governor assured the delegation that all the issues raised by them will be addressed and advised them to create wide-spread awareness about the Advisory issued by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board regarding Dos and Don’ts to be observed by the pilgrims.