Former Legislator, several delegations call on Lt Governor


Pawan Kumar Gupta, ex-MLA Udhampur called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan Jammu on Thursday.

Lt Governor meeting former MLA Pawan Gupta

Gupta apprised the Lt Governor about various developmental issues of Udhampur and submitted a memorandum regarding some important public matters including the need for construction of new bus stand, sports stadium, footbridges; four lanning of Dhar road from Udhampur to Samba; augmentation of water supply in town, among other issues. He sought Lt Governor’s intervention in resolving the same.

The Lt Governor assured Gupta to review the genuine issues and demands put forth by him for their early redressal and urged him to continue working towards promoting public welfare.

Further, a delegation of National Health Mission (NHM) Employees headed by Rohit Seth, President, NHM Employees Association, also met Lt Governor at the Raj Bhavan.

Seth briefed the Lt Governor about the major issues relating to regularization and remuneration of NHM employees. The deputation demanded that the employees working in NHM may be granted leave benefits, besides, parity in other benefits as extended to regular government employees.

Lt Governor gave the deputation a very patient hearing and assured them that all their genuine concerns will be looked into for consideration.

Later, a delegation of Chamber of hot mix plant operators, Jammu (J&K) led by its Chairman C P Gupta called on the Lt Governor and apprised him about issues related to long pending demand of outstanding payments of the works executed, especially the macadamization of rural roads since 2017; measures for protection of the interests of local contractors so as to save the local employment in hot mix industry; and looking into the non-availability of minor minerals which is impeding developmental activity.

The Lt Governor assured them that the genuine issues and demands projected by them would be looked into meticulously by the Government and redressed at the earliest.


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