Zero Hour in Assembly

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Oct 4:  As many as 41 legislators today took part in Zero Hour and highlighted various issues of public importance.
Mr. M. Y. Tarigami while pleading the case of Government employees called for initiating dialogue with employees instead of using force and repression.
He condemned alleged use of tear gas and lathicharge on teachers, adding that they were peacefully highlighting their demands. “Lathicharge on teachers, who are respectable of the society, does not behave good and the Government should initiate dialogue with the employees including teachers to redress their grievances”, Mr. Tarigami added.
He also demanded release of two and a half days pay incentive already sanctioned in favour of PDD employees.
Hakim Yasin alleged that proper arrangements for Hajis who have left for Haj pilgrimage have not been made and pilgrims are facing difficulties. He demanded immediate action to remove their hardships. He said Hajis should be provided proper boarding and lodging facilities as per the classification in vogue.
Nazir Ahmed Gurezi demanded complete stocking of ration, K-oil and petroleum in Gurez.  Sajad Ahmed Kichloo, also stressed to immediate stocking of essential commodities in Padder, Marwah and Dachan areas of Kishtwar. Vikar Rasool demanded special recruitment drive for the youth of the backward areas of Jammu Division. Khalil Band demanded installation of transformer in Pulwama tours. Radhay Sham demanded immediate release selection lists of Class-IV for which interviews were held in 2009-10.
Prof Chaman Lal Gupta alleged shortage of ration in Jammu and demanded adequate ration at ration depots. Bharat Bhushan alleged shortage of teaching staff in schools of Jammu region and demanded immediately posting of teacher in these schools so that the students may not suffer any more. Harsh Dev said that State Accountability Commission, RTI, and other such Commissions should be given more teeth and no amendment should be made in these commissions without the consent of the House.
Bimla Luthra demanded increase in the stipend of the ASHA workers and added that hygienic conditions in hospitals needs to be improved in better way. Indu Pawar demanded safe drinking water supply to the people of Satwari block. Abdul Majid Wani demanded revision in the electricity fees and demanded  metering in these areas.
Ashwani Kumar Sharma alleged that Paddy crop in R. S. Pura has been damaged by paddy blast and demanded compensation to the farmers. He urged to send a team of Agriculture and Revenue Departments for the   on the spot   assessment.
Prof Garu Ram said that due to bad quality of seeds, Basmati crop at R.S. Pura and other areas have been damaged. He demanded an inquiry and compensation to the effected farmers.
Nizam-u-Din Bhat stressed for fresh afforestration in the areas where trees were uprooted due to wind storm in March this year. He said fallen trees in forests should be used properly for consumers. He also stressed for ensuring ecological balance.
Basharat Bukahari asked for posting of teachers in newly opened Schools . Sharief Niaz demanded that in addition to the new hospital building old building should also be made functional in Bhaderwah hospital.  Ajaz Jan alleged that non clearance from Forest Department have affected badly road construction work adding that forest clearance should be made time bound.
Peerzada Mansoor Hussain raised the question of non availability of BDOs. He said that 60 blocks are without BDO’s in the Valley. Mohammad Shafi said that the doctors who were selected recently under NRHM in Budgam are not allowed to join for the unknown reasons.  Abdul Rehman Veeri moved the attention of chair towards the dilapidated condition of National Highway at Barsoo and the frequent traffic jams at Athwahajan, which causes great hardships to the passengers especially the students.
Baldev Raj demanded  release of  the list of selected candidates for various disciplines in Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board which is pending from more than one year. Jagdesh Raj Sapolia demanded that one percent out of revenue from Sewa hydle project should be utilized on the development of local areas of Bani.  Balwant Singh Mankotia stressed for removing the disparity in the posting of Assistant Professors Jammu and Kashmir Provinces. He said this will be great injustice with Jammu province.
Ashok Kumar demanded hike in the remunerations of SPOs and the members of Village Defence Committees.  Feroz Ahmed Khan demanded posting of BDOs in Kargil district as the district is suffering badly due non-availability of BDOs in many blocks. Mohammad Ashraf Ganai called for urgent completion of school building at Sopore. Krishan Chander demanded payment of immediate relief to the victims of natural calamity in Chenani.
Mir Safullah demanded survey in drought and hail storm affected areas of district Kupwara to assess the loss. Lal Chand demanded to remove bottleneck in the way of execution of developmental works in his constituency. Zulfikar demanded increase in the night vigil in district Rajouri including the areas of Bani and Poonch.
Ashok Khajuria demanded to remove encroachment on forest land and Tawi banks.  Rashid demanded compensation to the victims of hail storm. Jugal Kishore called for early completion of Nagrota Bridge.
Dr. Mustafa Kamal raised the issue of frequent traffic jams at Athwajan and HMT crossings and demanded remedial measures by the traffic management. Rafi Mir alleged that the work at Pahalgam hospital building goes on snail’s pace. Javid Mir demanded adequate fund for closed PHE schemes in his constituency so that people residing in newly set up colonies are also provided drinking water.
Mushtaq Ahmed Shah demanded early completion of the shrine at Tral. Yashpaul Kundal demanded immediate repairs of Uttar Bahani Bridge which was damaged in the recent flash floods. Abdul Haq Khan demanded construction of bye-pass road and early completion of under construction bridges in his constituency.


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