In order to fast-track assessment of immediate and long-term needs of the people affected by the September floods, the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday asked the newly-constituted Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC) to visit Kashmir Valley for making a collective assessment to fast-track relief measures.
The Sub-Committee shall be led by the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, who holds the charge of Power and Housing & Urban Development Departments.
The Chief Minister issued these directions so that the Cabinet Sub-Committee is able to make a firsthand appraisal of the damages caused by meeting the people ravaged by floods in Central, North and South Kashmir.
The CSC shall travel to Srinagar on Sunday and undertake the task of interacting with the affected population, especially traders to address their concerns immediately. The Ministers of the Cabinet Sub-Committee will also review the working of their respective portfolio departments during their visit to the Valley.
The Cabinet Sub-Committee has been revised and Minister for Justice, Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Relief & Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Bukhari has been added as a Member.
The Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sukhnandan Kumar is the Convener of the CSC, while Minister for Health & Medical Education, Ch. Lal Singh, Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr. Haseeb Drabu, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Gardens & Parks, Syed Altaf Bukhari and Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports, Imran Raza Ansari are the other Members of the CSC.