SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that for the first time since India’s Independence, justice has been delivered to OBCs in Jammu and Kashmir. “Additionally, we are planning to establish a Backward Welfare Department, similar to those in other states across the country.”

He was addressing a delegation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) at Raj Bhawan Srinagar.

“The Act passed by the Parliament will be implemented in letter and spirit. Rules are being framed and will be published soon,” he added.

The Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of the UT Administration towards the empowerment of OBCs to realize the vision of Viksit Jammu Kashmir. “Today, the UT of Jammu Kashmir is witnessing a transformative change in the society. It is a new beginning for the deprived sections of the society,” the Lt Governor said.

“Under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, accelerated development, better infrastructure and facilities have boosted the local economy, and established peace and harmony in Jammu Kashmir,” he added.

Mohammad Iqbal Ahangar, Chairman, Jammu Kashmir Other Backward Classes (OBCs) Welfare Association, expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister  Amit Shah and Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha for socio-economic and socio-political upliftment of the OBC community. He said, the last four years in the history of JK have been truly “4 Saal Bemisaal”.

More than 150 representatives of the OBCs from different walks of life were present during the interaction.



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