VC Jammu University, others meet Lt Governor


Prof  Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan Jammu on Tuesday.


Prof. Dhar briefed the Lt Governor about various academic, administrative and other important issues relating to the functioning of the University, including the off-site Campuses.

The Lt Governor stressed the high importance for maintaining high standards of academic excellence and research in the University through strict adherence to norms and discipline.

A delegation of Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Baramulla, Camp Jammu also called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu.

The delegation led by its President,  Bhushan Lal Mantoo projected the issue of reconstruction of river bund bounding compound of Mata Shailputri Shrine, Devibal at Baramulla, Kashmir.

The Lt Governor assured the delegation that the issue projected by them would be taken up for examination for its early redressal.

A delegation of Jammu Civil Society called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu.

The delegation led by its Chairman, Pradeep Gandotra comprising of its members- Vinod Sachdeva, Harinder Gupta, Subash Gupta, Bupesh Gupta, Prem Dewan, Pragya Gandotra, Jatinder Gupta and Anil Kapahi appreciated the decision of the Lt Governor for the abolition of Toll Post at Lakhanpur and submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various issues of public importance.

The delegation raised several issues and demands concerning the welfare of various sections of the society in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir including development of new tourist destinations and new hill stations in Jammu province, promotion of quality education, creation of sports infrastructure, digitization of land records and introduction of e-stamp paper, development of modern housing colonies, reduction of registration charges of vehicles, improvement in ease of doing business and framing of user-friendly and system-driven policies for better work culture in J&K.

The delegation further apprised the Lt Governor about the issues like internet connectivity, reduction of power tariff for Hotel Industry , compensation to the affected industries in the shape of matching incentives, fiscal incentives for service and trade sectors in J&K, charging of Taxes and Cess on Petroleum at par with other Union Territories, policy for conversion of Industrial land into free hold rights and relaxation in the condition regarding local labour employment in cases where skilled labour is not available.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the members of the delegation, observed that the Government is making all out efforts to fulfill the developmental aspirations of the people of J&K. He assured the delegation that the most of the issues raised by them are already under active consideration of the Government as a robust Industrial and Investment policy is on the anvil which will take care of a multitude of issues being faced by the industry in particular and society in general. Reforms in the administrative machinery, development and optimal use of human and material resources, land use policy etc. are other areas where the present Government is laying emphasis on, he added.  He exhorted the members of the delegation to work towards the betterment of society and assist the Government in reaching out to the hitherto unattended areas and sections of the society.

A deputation of J&K Political Migrants Front led by its Chairman, Shiekh Mohi-Ud-Din Shabnam also called on Lieutenant Governor.

The deputation raised various issues pertaining to the welfare of the Political Migrants and improvement of infrastructure and other tourist friendly facilities in various tourist destinations of South Kashmir.

The Lt Governor assured the deputation to examine the genuine issues projected by them for their redressal.

A delegation of LoC residents of Poonch District also called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu.

The delegation headed by Mohammad Rafiq Chisti comprising of Sarpanches- Mohammad Isak Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Mohammad Tariq and Nazar Din Dar apprised the Lt Governor of various issues and demands of the inhabitants along the LoC including establishment of First Aid Centre at Village Qasba, Ambulance for border area, construction of more bunkers , upgradation of High School Bandi Chechian,  preference for appointing the educated unemployed Youth residing within the range of two kilometers from the border as Constables, SPOs and porters in Army with relaxation in education and height criteria and enhancement in compensation to the injured in border firing.

The delegation also raised the demands for the start of work on Jammu-Poonch railway line, grant of status of model village to village Chandak and resumption of Jammu-Poonch helicopter service.

The Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to the members of the delegation and assured them to address the issues raised by them.

Meanwhile, office Bearers of J&K Olympic Association today called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here at the Raj Bhavan.

The delegation led by Prof. Dr Ashutosh Sharma, Associate Vice President Indian Olympic Association and Honorary General Secretary, J&K Olympic Association projected issues related to reconstitution of Sports Council, formation of Sports Policy, support for conducting tournaments in Districts and streamlining the funding system of the Association in different disciplines.

Other members of the delegation including Kuldeep Singh Jamwal, Sidharth Daluja and Sunil Sharma were also present on the occasion.

The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegation that the genuine issues raised by them would be looked into for examination.


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