LG advises ADG BSF for heightened surveillance

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha meeting ADG BSF NS Jamwal.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha meeting ADG BSF NS Jamwal.

Several delegations call on Sinha

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 18: NS Jamwal, Additional Director General, Border Security Force, Western Command, Chandigarh today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan.
The ADG briefed the Lt Governor about the security situation in the area of his responsibility and discussed the preparedness and steps taken to strengthen the security along the Border.
Discussion was also held on other important issues pertaining to increased jurisdiction of BSF from 15 to 50 kms from border; development of infrastructure in border areas; land acquisition matters and developing border tourism at Octroi posts.
The Lt Governor lauded the role of BSF in safeguarding the territorial integrity of Jammu and Kashmir.
He stressed on maintaining a sustained coordination between the security forces and advised the ADG for heightened surveillance of all the vital installations for ensuring a secure environment for the people of J&K.
D K Boora, IG BSF Jammu frontier was also present on the occasion.
Mayor JMC, former Legislators, DDC member, delegations of OBC Mahasabha and J&K Thalassemia Welfare Society called on Lieutenant Governor.
Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor JMC met the Lt Governor and briefed him about the arrangements underway to host 56th Junior National Artistic and 25th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Jammu & Kashmir.
The Mayor, who is the Chief Patron of the Organizing Committee was accompanied by Er. Kiran Wattal, President, J&K Gymnastic Association and Rajesh Gupta, Chairman, Organizing Committee.
They informed that around 600 players, Coaches & Managers; about 100 technical officials and 60 representatives from Gymnastic Association from across the country will participate in the prestigious championships.
The visiting representatives also expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor-led administration for developing state-of-the-art sports facilities in the UT.
Similarly, Vikram Randhawa, former MLC raised the issue with Lt Governor regarding replacing PRC by Domicile certificates as a requisite document for various administrative purposes. He also highlighted the issues of residents of Gandhi Nagar Housing Colony regarding demolition notice.
Er. Aijaz Hussain, DDC Member from Khonmoh submitted a memorandum to the Lt Governor apprising him of the issues pertaining to regularization of paramedical staff working in GMCs & associated hospitals in Srinagar/Jammu; development of transit accommodation & other facilities at Bala Devi Mandir, Balhama; development of Guryul Ravines ‘Kashmir Triassic Fossil Park’ in Khonmoh, besides concerning issues of Stone quarries of Zewan Bala & Zewan Payeen.
Meanwhile, Varinderjeet Singh, BJP Vice President Poonch also called on the Lt Governor and projected various public issues of the district pertaining to functioning of Mini Secretariat; promotion of religious tourism; establishment of Women Degree College; availability of specialist Doctors in District Hospital; functioning of Jammu University’s out campus; repairing of Betar nallah bridge, besides issues of PoJK refugees.
A delegation of OBC Mahasabha headed by its Chairperson, Kasturi Lal Basotra comprising of Bansi Lal Chodhary, Convener, OBC Mahasabha and RK Chalotra, Vice President, AIBCF put forth various demands and issues pertaining to the welfare of OBC communities including implementation of 27% reservation in J&K UT Government services; representation in Panchayati Raj System & Urban Local Bodies and OBC census along with Census-2021.
Later, the representatives of J&K Thalassemia Welfare Society drew Lt Governor’s attention towards the need for upgradation of Thalassemia Day Care centre at SMGS Hospital Jammu and developing adequate facilities for better care of Thalassemic children.
They also projected the demand for Blood bank with component facilities at District Hospitals and GMCs.
The Lt Governor, while interacting with the public representatives and members of the delegations, observed that the UT Government is taking comprehensive measures for the equitable development of all the regions and is committed for the welfare of every section of the society.
He assured the visiting representatives that all their suggestions and points would be considered on merit and forwarded to concerned departments for redressal of the same.