SRINAGAR, July 10: Vasundhra Pathak Masoodi who has been appointed as Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Masoodi shared her views with Governor about the initiatives required for speedy trial of offences against women and children and violation of their rights and for matters connected therewith.
Governor observed that with her vast experience in the field of protection of women and children’s rights, he trusted that Masoodi will ensure providing time bound justice to the needy. He wished her a successful tenure ahead.
K.B. Agarwal, Ombudsman for Panchayats also met Governor and briefed him about functioning of the Panchayats and various issues being dealt by the Ombudsman in this regard. They also discussed about strengthening of these grass root level democratic institutions for holistic development of the villages.
Governor emphasised the crucial role of Ombudsman in making Panchayats accountable and function in a fair and transparent manner.
Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir briefed Governor about the status of developmental activities and law and order scenario in Kashmir and efforts of the Divisional Administration for smooth conduct of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra.
Governor advised Khan to keep monitoring every aspect related to Yatra under the domain of the Divisional Administration and ensure that Yatris are facilitated in every possible manner during the pilgrimage. He directed Khan to minimize inconvenience to commuters during traffic regulations on the Highway. He also directed Khan to facilitate Hajj pilgrims from J&K in every possible manner.
Sarita Chouhan, Secretary School Education also met Governor and briefed him about various initiatives taken for strengthening of school education infrastructure in the State with emphasis on adequate staff positioning and strict adherence to the annual academic calendar of the schools.
Governor stressed every possible effort by the School Education Department to provide high quality education for holistic development of students. He also discussed about functioning of the Mid Day Meal Scheme in the schools and directed that strict check be kept on the quality and quantity of the food served to the students.
Vijay Dhar, Member Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board shared with Governor his views about strengthening of the infrastructural facilities for the pilgrims enroute the Holy Cave of Mata Vaishno Devi.
They also discussed initiatives required for the youth of the State to hone their talents and express themselves through an appropriate platform.
Appreciating the potential existing among youth of the State, Governor emphasised the need for making available opportunities to them to ensure their all round development.
Dr. Shehnaz Ganai, former MLC also met Governor and apprised him about various developmental and other issues relating to Poonch and aspirations of people there.
Governor appreciated the sincere efforts of Dr. Ganai in working for the welfare of people.