Rana seeks 70 pc jobs for J&K state subjects in Central Govt deptts, PSUs

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 27: National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today sought 70 per cent reservation in the Central Government establishments and Public Sector Undertakings functioning in Jammu and Kashmir, keeping in view the burgeoning unemployment problem in the State.
Addressing workers here this afternoon, the Provincial President said state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir should get adequate openings in the Central Government departments, banks, railways, para-military and defence forces and a specified quota needs to be allocated for educated unemployed besides skilled and unskilled work-force.
He said this is imperative in view of limited opportunities in the State Government departments and almost zero corporate sector due to lack of industries and big business houses. The unemployment, he said, has sapped the morale and confidence of the youth, who are unable to support their families and contribute in nation building.
“As a special dispensation, the Centre should take a policy decision with regard to reservation in central jobs together with relaxation in age in respect of the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir”, he said, adding that the measure will go a long way in offsetting the unemployment problem in the State.
Earlier, Rana provided 200 Solar LED High Mast lights, involving a cost of Rs 35 lakhs to temples, mosques, gurdwaras and churches of the Nagrota Block. The other blocks of the Nagrota Assembly Constituency would be covered under the scheme in the second phase.
Speaking on the occasion, Rana said that presence of cross section of people at a single platform reflects the glorious ethos of Jammu and Kashmir’s inclusiveness that has not only withstood test of times but also contributed in promoting harmony, peace and tranquility.
He stressed the need for frequent interaction between people belonging to various faiths in order to eschew the tendencies of hate and mistrust and promote the spirit of camaraderie. “For building a harmonious society and better future of the State and the country, we should shun our differences and share our joys and sorrows”, he said and prayed for peace and prosperity.
Later, Rana started machdimizaation at Upper Rangoora in Sidhra Panchayat.
He also visited R. S Pura and took stock of the damages caused by fire last evening, rendering 38 families of Tida Kalian homeless, gutting 27 structures, perishing of 50 cattle and burning of hundreds of tons of husk for livestock.
The Provincial President spoke to Deputy Commissioner, Jammu and sought interim relief for the fire sufferers besides their rehabilitation.


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