A delegation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology- Teaching Association Jammu (SKUAST-TAJ) called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan Jammu on Thursday.
The delegation led by Dr Vikas Sharma comprising of Dr Susheel Sharma, Dr RK Samnotra, Dr Vivek Arya , Dr PK Rai and Dr Rajeev Sangra apprised the Lt Governor about various welfare issues of the teaching fraternity and over-all development of varsity.
The delegation also raised issues related to the requirement of additional faculties and division (Faculty of Horticulture, Faculty of Dairy Technology and Division of Seed Science and Technology); grant of benefits of CAS to Programme Assistants, Research Assistants and Technical Assistants; filling up of vacant teaching & non-teaching positions etc.
The Lt Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the University assured the delegation to take up their genuine issues for examination and further asked them to utilize latest teaching techniques and ensure high standards of teaching in the varsity.
A delegation of residents of Tehsil Latti headed by Sarpanch, Kasturi Lal Gupta also called on the Lt Governor and submitted a memorandum of demands pertaining to various developmental issues of Latti area including establishment of full-fledged Government Degree College, tapping vast potential of horticulture sector of the area, establishment of Munsiff Court, upgradation of the existing PHC to CHC and equipped it with all basic medical facilities with suitable number of doctors and other medical staff, establishment of Government offices at Tehsil headquarter, strengthening road network, development of the area on the line of tourists places etc.
A delegation of J&K NYC Association led by its President, Asif Ali Bhat raised a demand pertaining to the change of regularization pattern of National Youth Corps (NYCs).
Further, a delegation of J&K Rehbar-e-Janglat Employees Association led by its President, Jagjit Singh demanded the amendment of Rehbar-e-Janglat Policy at par other Rehbar Policies of J&K in respect of pay grade and cadre.
While interacting with the members of the delegations, the Lt Governor assured them to review the genuine issues and demands projected by them to redress them in a time bound manner.
Meanwhile, Chairman of The Citizens’ Cooperative Bank Ltd., Jammu along with its Directors also called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu.
The delegation headed by Parveen Kumar Sharma, Chairman of the Bank accompanied by S. Surinder Singh, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Gupta, Sumant Singh Jamwal and Ravi Kant-Directors and Ashok Goswamy, Managing Director apprised the Lt Governor of the difficulties of Cooperative banks in J&K for augmenting their business in the present era of competition.
They submitted a memorandum of demands and issues pertaining to the implementation of 97th Constitutional Amendment in the J&K Cooperative Societies Act; contribution of Share capital to the four Urban Cooperative Banks of Union Territory of J&K enabling these banks to raise their equity to give them a level playing field to compete with other banks in the UT etc.
The delegation also briefed the Lt Governor about the functioning of the bank and various services being provided by the bank to its customers.
The Lt Governor observed that every bank has an important role to play towards promoting economic growth of the region and assured the members of the delegation to consider their genuine issues for examination and early redressal.