PDP delegation, GOC 15 Corps, others meet Governor

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SRINAGAR: A delegation of PDP led by Abdul Rehman Veeri, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
The delegation requested Governor to continue with the development projects started by the elected Government, expediting regularisation of casual labourers, and early resolution of all issues relating to the upcoming Fruit Mandi at Pulwama.
The delegation requested Governor for imposing area specific Model Code of Conduct during ULB elections which remains confined only to respective Urban areas so that routine developmental activities may continue in rural areas which are now left with limited season for carrying out public works.
Governor assured the delegation due consideration of all their demands and informed them that through the J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation, the Government will spend upto Rs 8000 Crore on completing languishing infrastructure projects in the State.
The delegation comprised Abdul Haq Khan, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Mohd. Khalil Bandh, Mohd. Yousuf Bhat, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Nizamuuddin Bhat, Mohd. Ashraf and Mohd. Khurshid Alam.
The spokesperson also said that Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhat, GOC 15 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here and briefed him about issues relating to the security situation in the Valley and security arrangements made for the upcoming polls to Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats.
Governor stressed the importance of maintaining a sustained coordination between the Security Forces and the Civil Administration to meet the security challenges in the State.
The statement issued from Raj Bhawan also said that MLA Mendhar, Javed Ahmed Rana, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday and extended warm greetings to Malik on his appointment as Governor J&K.
Rana apprised Governor about the developmental issues of his Constituency and hardships being faced by people due to frequent cross LoC firing.
Governor urged Rana to continue his sustained endeavors for promoting public welfare.
Raj Bhawan spokesperson also said that a delegation of office bearers of KAS Association led by its President Tassaduq Hussain Mir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik.
The delegation apprised Governor about various issues relating to the KAS Cadre and thanked him for release of Non Functional Selection and Special Scales in favour of KAS Officers.
Governor urged the officers to work with dedication for public welfare and urged them to ensure accountability and transparency while discharge of their duties.