Randhawa calls on CS, raises issues of public concern

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 21: State secretary BJP J&K and former Member Legislative Council (MLC), Ch. Vikram Randhawa, today called on the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir at Civil Secretariat, here and raised various issues of public concern.
Randhawa called on Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and discussed various issues of public concern which include the issue of Rehbar-e-khel, NIS volunteers, new excise policy and issue pertaining to mining.
While raising the issue of Rehbar-e-Khel, Randhawa said that unemployed post graduate youths were adjusted under this policy to provide them livelihood and to promote sports in schools but these youths are being paid meagre salary which is not justice with their qualification.
He urged upon the Chief Secretary that these employees be paid the salary at par with other teachers according to their qualifications so that they may feed their families properly.
Randhawa also raised the issue of NIS volunteers who were given training by the Government of India, wherein, huge amount was spent on their training and astonishingly till date they have not been adjusted. He demanded their adjustment so that the money spent from public exchequer on them be justified.
Randhawa also discussed New Excise Policy with the top bureaucrat of Jammu and Kashmir and said that those who were having single shop are on road and have nothing to do. He said that these wine shops were their source of earning livelihood and demanded a rehabilitation package for such owners.
Randhawa also discussed the issue of mining with the Chief Secretary and said that cancellation of 58 blocks of Jhelum river in Kashmir was a appreciable step by the Government and also demanded similar steps in Jammu region also. He said following ban in river Tawi the mining mafia is looting the grey gold and similar is the condition of other blocks which is incurring huge loss to the State exchequer. He urged upon Mehta to cancel all those e-auctioned blocks where companies have failed to submit requisite documents despite a lapse of months together and at the pattern of Kashmir allot the same to the locals.
Chief Secretary gave a patient hearing to all the demands of the BJP State secretary and former MLC and assured them that the Government would take necessary steps for early redressal of the same.