PoJK DPs deputation projects issues before Div Comm

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 11: A deputation of displaced persons from PoJK during 1947, called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma and projected their issues before him.
The deputation led by Advocate Amrik Singh (president), under the banner of All J&K PoJK 1947 Sharnarthi Intellectual Forum, Jammu met the Divisional Commissioner Jammu in his office chamber here today and discussed the problems being faced by the displaced families from PoJK.
While projecting issues before the Divisional Commissioner, Amrik Singh said that DPs families were being harassed by the officials in the office of PRO at Jammu for ex-gratia grant of Rs 5.50 lakhs sanctioned by the Government of India. He pointed out that most of the record files available with the office of PRO is damaged/ mutilated and the DP families are unable to bring or produce record. With the result the DPs are not in position to complete their files and ultimately they are facing objections from the concerned officials/ clerks.
He further pointed out that some of the Forms A and loan ledger etc record are very much enclosed in the files but not signed by the concerned authorities and with the result nobody takes responsibility to confirm the same. The second issue of relaxation in registration of the PoJK families which had not registered in the year 1953-54 due to some unavoidable circumstances , in this regard an SRO was issued in the year 1967 by the State Govt but its implementation was not seen as yet.
The third issue was to release the remaining ex-gratia amount of Rs 24.50 lakh as it was already recommended by JPC and another committee report. The issue of non-registered families which are settled outside the state and originally belong to J&K state/ PoJK DPs, was also discussed strongly during the meeting.
Verma called the concerned officials on the spot and issued directions for addressing the issues of DPs.
S Paramajit Singh, S Surjit Singh, Ramneek Singh, Fateh Singh, Raja Singh, Jarnail Singh and others also accompanied.