The Union Home Ministry is going to decide about releasing Rs. 2,926.11 crore to the J&K government for providing relief and rehabilitation to the flood affected families within next two days.
However, the said ministry has sought detailed proposals from the governor administration for each sector in regards the release of funds for the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.
According to government spokesman immediately after the promulgation of Governor’s Rule the Governor had asked the Secretary Revenue to vigorously pursue the Government of India for an urgent decision regarding the package of Rs. 43,959.56 crore which had been forwarded to the Government of India by the Jammu and Kashmir Government on October 11, 2014.
It would be recalled that this package comprised proposals for the release of funds for the relief and rehabilitation of the families affected by the floods and, besides, for the reconstruction of the damaged infrastructure.
The proposal forwarded by the then State Government comprised two components: an amount of Rs. 2,926.11 crore for providing relief and rehabilitation to the affected families and Rs. 41,033.45 crore for the reconstruction of the damaged infrastructure.
According to the statement the Union Home Ministry has informed the Governor on January 23 that their final decision in regard to the first component of the package i.e. funds for the provision of relief and rehabilitation of the affected families, shall be taken in the next few days.
The statement further said that as regards the release of funds for the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure the Home Secretary has informed the Governor that the State Government shall need to prepare detailed proposals for each sector and send them the same to the concerned Ministries of the Government of India. He has also informed that a copy of each proposal should also be sent to the Union Home Ministry so that they can follow-up on their end.
The spokesman said that after the promulgation of Governor’s Rule the Governor has personally spoken to the Union Home Secretary to seek a very early decision in regard to both components of the special package.
The Governor has addressed the Union Home Minister to once again request an urgent and sympathetic consideration of the State Government’s claim of Rs. 2,926.11 crore for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affected families.
Side by side, the Governor has asked the Chief Secretary to convene an immediate meeting of all concerned Administrative Secretaries and fix a firm dateline by which each of them shall prepare detailed proposals/DPR and have the same delivered to the concerned Ministry in the Government of India. The Governor has also asked for a further report in this matter from the Chief Secretary.