J&K Admn will work for 1.3 cr people, not just 1000-2000 ‘Specials’: LG

LG Manoj Sinha felicitates a new recruit at PTS Kathua on Friday. — Excelsior/Pardeep
LG Manoj Sinha felicitates a new recruit at PTS Kathua on Friday. — Excelsior/Pardeep

‘Some people have minted money for 5 generations’
Won’t rest till militancy is completely finished

Sanjeev Pargal
JAMMU, Mar 3: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today declared that the administration of Jammu and Kashmir will work for 1.30 crore people of the Union Territory and not just 1000 or 2000 specials, some of whom have swindled money for their next five generations by violating law for themselves and their family members.

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Addressing Attestation-cum-Passing out Parade of recruit constables of 29th BRTC batch at S Prithinandan Singh Police Training School in Kathua, Sinha declared that doors of the administration are open every day for farmers, workers, soldiers, scientists, businessmen etc but some influential persons in violation of the law have minted money for their next five generations and are now instigating the people for their vested interests. However, he added, they will not be allowed to succeed.
“Gone are the days when laws were violated at their instances and everything happened for them and their family members. Now, the administration is working for 1.30 crore people and not 1000 or 2000 special persons,” Sinha said.
He declared that the Government won’t rest till the militancy is completely finished in Jammu and Kashmir.
Asserting that India has become third largest economy in the world, Sinha said the neighbour, a reference towards Pakistan, is frustrated with our progress and has adopted terrorism as its foreign policy.
“The neighbour is trying to disturb development of Jammu and Kashmir by smuggling drugs and making youth addicts. There is need to hit ecosystem. Let us pledge that not only terrorists but their supporters and financers will also be hit and we won’t rest till militancy is completely finished,” he asserted.
Without naming Pakistan, he described the neighboring country as creator of terrorism and said police have to face security challenges, both traditional and non-traditional, which have changed during past few decades.
In another significant announcement for women, the Lieutenant Governor asked Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh to consider increasing the quota of reservation for women in the police, which presently stands at 15 percent.
He again cited figures in detail to clarify that 40 percent people in the City will be out of the purview of Property Tax while rest will have to pay very meager tax.
“The common man is out of the tax purview. But at the same time, this can’t happen that a multiplex pays Rs 10 lakh rent but won’t give Rs 5,000 to the Corporation as tax,” he said.
Referring to industrial investments, he said out of Rs 66,000 crore worth investments proposals received by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, investments to the tune of Rs 13,000 crore has taken shape on ground. “In the coming days, we will see that rest of the proposals are also implemented on ground,” he added.
Sinha listed cyber crime and spreading disinformation through Social Media as other challenges which have to be tackled by police. He said the anti-national elements sitting in remote areas are trying to fan trouble using these modes.
Describing police constables as “first line of defence”, Sinha said they not only have to tackle law and order but professionalism displayed by them also helps build image of the Government.
In this context, he said upcoming G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir will be a chance for Jammu and Kashmir Police to establish its image worldwide.
An official handout said:- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today attended the Attestation cum Passing out Parade of Recruit Constables of 29th BRTC Batch at S. Prithinandan Singh Police Training School, Kathua.
He congratulated and welcomed the new recruits to one of the finest police forces in the country.
“I am confident that you will discharge your responsibility towards the nation with utmost sensitivity, commitment and dedication,” he added.
“The integrity, dedication and professionalism of J&K Police are pivotal in the fight against terrorism. We all take pride in the excellence & professionalism displayed by J&K Police in handling narco-terrorism and enforcing the rule of law,” said the Lt Governor.
He stressed upon the future-ready policing strategies to tackle the new forms of internal security challenges.
“These are challenging times for our police forces as the world today is facing conventional & non-conventional threats. We need to be vigilant & determined to neutralise the ecosystem providing ideological and financial support to terrorists,” Sinha said.
“We believe in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and peaceful coexistence. There is no place for subversive elements in a civilized society,” he observed.
“Today, Narco-Terrorism has become one of the biggest threats to the society. The UT Administration, J&K Police and our security forces are committed to dealing with challenges of narco terror in a comprehensive manner. J&K UT is on the march and is being transformed. It is our sacred duty to provide a safe, secure and right environment to fulfill the aspirations of the common man,” he said.
Noting that the top positions in the batch has been secured by women constables, the Lt Governor said that these achievements show that our women are no less than anyone.
The Lt Governor further shared the unprecedented progress registered in sectors like agriculture, industries & tourism.
Dilbag Singh, DGP extended his best wishes to the new recruits. “The skills, knowledge, values that you have acquired during your training will serve as the foundation for your career in this noble profession,” he added.
The DGP expressed gratitude to the UT Administration for its continuous support in police modernization.
Roop Raj, Principal, SPS PTS Kathua informed about the training program on various specialized modules and other activities conducted during the training course.
An oath was administered to the passing out cadets for performing their duties with dedication and honesty.
The Lt Governor took the ‘Rashtriya Salute’ and witnessed the spectacular parade and martial art demonstration. He also felicitated the cadets who excelled during their training course.
R/Ct. Sunali Bhagat emerged as the best all-rounder. Recruit Constables Sarleen Kour, Sapna Saini, Heena Choudhary and Nitika Rajput were also felicitated by the Lt Governor for their excellent performances.
A total of 480 new recruits, including 49 women recruit Constables have completed their rigorous training today at the PTS Kathua. Out of 480, as many as 330 constables have already served as SPOs, 32 as Followers, and 85 have been appointed under SRO.
Senior serving and retired police & Army personnel, PRI representatives, and family members of the passing out cadets were present on the occasion.