Hours after the deadlock over the new administrative units ended by the direct intervention of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s friend & Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi, Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) constituted to examine the creation of new administrative units Wednesday evening met under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand and held a detailed deliberations on various representations received by the committee.
The CSC discussed in detail various issues to be taken under consideration while deciding creation of new administrative units in different regions and sub-regions of the state.
The meeting decided that regional imbalance, area discrimination particularly in hilly and tough terrains as well as issues left unattended by the Ganai Committee would be taken under deliberation before finalizing the report.
A government statement said that the committee would present its final report before next cabinet meeting.
The statement added that the Deputy Chief Minister said Cabinet Sub Committee has been framed to ensure that new administrative units are formed in a transparent manner and extensive exercise on the mandate of creating new administrative units has been done. A comprehensive report keeping in view the feedback received from cross section of society would be submitted before cabinet for approval, he added.
Tara Chand instructed the revenue secretary to submit before CSC the set of norms and minimum parameters to be followed for creation of new administrative units at different levels in the next CSC meeting.
Minister for Higher Education Mohammad Akbar Lone, Minister for PHE and Flood Control Sham Lal Sharma, Minister for Planning & Development and Labour & Employment Mr. Ajay Sadhotra, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliament, Mir Saifullah and Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmad Mir attended the meeting.
Secretary Revenue Vinod Koul was also present.