Govt will pursue ST status for Pahari community with all seriousness: Mehbooba

KL News Network

Jammu

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday asserted that the state government would pursue grant of Scheduled Tribe status to Pahari speaking people by the central government with all seriousness even as she said all possible efforts would be made for the social and economic empowerment of the community.

Chairing a meeting of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari People  Mehbooba according to spokesman said the state government has already submitted an elaborate proposal to the centre which reasons out the need for granting Scheduled Tribe status to the Pahari community. She assured the community members that her government would also convey their concerns to the centre in this regard.

Mehbooba further said that the government would make efforts to put the development of Pahari community into focus. She said more hostels for the girls of the community and hospitals and schools in their area would be constructed. She asked the Education Department to undertake coaching of students in schools of Pahari areas for various competitive examinations. She said it is the agenda of her Government to develop all backward areas and people in the State and make them at par with other socially and economically empowered communities.Mehbooba directed constitution of a committee by the Vice Chairman of the Board to look into the condition of the boys and girls hostels of the community set up in various areas of the state. She directed the committee to come up with a status report about these hostels and suggest measures

Mehbooba directed constitution of a committee by the Vice Chairman of the Board to look into the condition of the boys and girls hostels of the community set up in various areas of the state. She directed the committee to come up with a status report about these hostels and suggest measures about their proper maintenance and upkeep.

 

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