Expedite relief package disbursement process: JKSAC

Members of JKSAC at a meeting at Gadigarh in Jammu on Wednesday.
Members of JKSAC at a meeting at Gadigarh in Jammu on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Sharnarthi Action Committee (JKSAC) has urged upon the Government to expedite the process of disbursement of relief package.
In a meeting of JKSAC workers held at Gadigarh, in Jammu the members discussed issues and difficulties being faced by DP’s of 1947 from PoK in connection with the disbursement of the instant package particularly in respect of those DP beneficiaries who are awaiting relief compensation from the last more than one year. The participants in the meeting expressed their resentment and condemned the authorities for causing the delay.
The members appealed the Governor Satya Pal Malik to stress upon the Ministry of Home Affairs to release the DP’s relief compensation funds on priority to save them from harassment and confusion. He also urged upon to prepare a comprehensive road map for the final settlement of DP’s as per the recent recommendations of Joint Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs.
While presenting his views Gurdev Singh, president said that JKSAC is seized of all the difficulties and attention of the higher authorities has been drawn many times in this regard but unfortunately no adequate measures have been taken so far. While drawing his attention towards the DP’s one time settlement, he reiterated that none of the dispensation of the state have ever cared to project their case in the right perspective for its final resolution due to dearth of positive mind set. He asserted that the bogey raised by many politicians regarding the Rs 25 lakh package is devoid of logic as it was returned by the Central Govt on Nov 7, 2014 raising many queries which have never been replied till date by the Government. Some political parties are trying to mislead the DP’s and to divert the attention of the Governor for their political considerations.
He further said that DP’s have many other issues such as compensation for left out prosperities, reservation for their wards in Govt services/ Technical institution, inclusion of 5300 families in the package registered outside the state, compensation in lieu of deficient land allotment, non-inclusion of families registered outside etc and the same are needed to be sorted out.
Netar Prakash, general secretary, Roshan Lal, Shamsher Singh, Yograj and Madan Lal Raina also spoke on the occasion.