Governance

The state craft has evolved differently in Jammu and Kashmir over the years. This section offers narratives about the various facets of the governance in between various elected governments and the governors.

Skewed, Skimpy SKEWPY

Billed as a landmark, the government’s employment and welfare programme is mostly a cocktail of existing schemes with some more doles thrown in. Many...

More than a commissioner

Wajahat Habibullah is ready to take over as J&K first CIC, but his understanding of Kashmir coupled with his unhindered access to 10 Janpath...

Towards A Legislator Oriented Model For J&K

The administrative authority of the state  has to be made subservient to the development functionality of government, says economist and banker Dr Haseeb A Drabu. In J&K...

Infant hospital

Valley’s sole children hospital, GB Pant, has only 135 beds for a child population of 10 lakh. With only three incubators the hospital is...

Public carrier, private woes

For SRTC it has been a journey from riches to rags. The state’s prime mover of men and material has been accumulating losses for...

PACKAGING POLITICS

The last two decades have seen various prime ministers announce a flurry of economic packages for Jammu and Kashmir. The state government is expecting...

A Clean Sweep

Jammu’s crime syndicates and gangs apparently patronized by nouveau rich have had many casualties in the past. But this time, investigators were caught sleeping...

Ready to cage

J&K government’s plans to build more jails can prevent detainees from being lodged outside the Valley. Kashmir Life reports. Apparently realising that the existing...

Mysterious Rajouri fever spreading

While the Swine Flu threat, that grabbed a lot of media attention, seems to be under control in the J&K, the state is oblivious...

Refer to Srinagar

Tertiary health care services in Srinagar are crumbling under the rural rush, as district hospitals are skipping their responsibilities and referring patients to Srinagar...

A Quiet Surrender

The National Conference led government was keen to protect district cadre jobs for home districts alone. But when the moment arrived it chose to...

A stumbling block

Re-organization of J&K into 22 districts left the block levels unchanged. With Community Development blocks getting more importance in wake of thrust on specific...
Aasiyeh Andrabi

Afraid of a woman!

The state government’s insistence on keeping woman separatist Asiya Andrabi jailed out of Kashmir surprises even the apex court of India.  Hamidullah Dar reports. As...

Salaries revised, complaints remain

Employees in Jammu and Kashmir are set to draw their revised salaries for July after the implementation of sixth pay commission. But the employees...

Sham of a decision

Political bosses are taking the state bureaucracy for granted while making decisions that are of vital public importance. Kashmir life brings an inside view...