Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the functioning of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction department in a meeting in Jammu at the Civil Secretariat.

LT. Governor charing meeting of relief and rehabilitation department

During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on relief and rehabilitation benefits extended to the Kashmiri Migrants, Displaced Persons of 1947, 1965 and 1971 and West Pakistan Refugees.

On Transit accommodation of Kashmiri Migrants employees, the Lt Governor directed the officers to hand over the identified land for the same by December 15, and identify the remaining land for the accommodation within a month’s time. He further instructed the recruiting agencies to complete the pending recruitment for all posts notified for Kashmiri Migrants by 31st January.

The Lt Governor directed for the early clearance of all pending relief cases of Displaced Persons and completion and submission of all eligible cases by ending January. He also directed the concerned officers to examine the issues with regard to the relief to West Pakistan Refugees and address them on priority.

While reviewing the present status of construction of border bunkers, the Lt. Governor observed that all requisite measures should be taken for expediting the work on the construction of border bunkers for providing the necessary shelter to the border dwellers during the shelling. He further directed the officers to examine the proposal of construction of new bunkers.

BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary Home Department; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Pandurang K. Pole, Secretary, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs; M Raju, Managing Director, J&K Project Construction Corporation; Simrandeep Singh, Special Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction; T K Bhat, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner and other senior officers attended the meeting.


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