MP Laway, VC SMVDU, others call on Governor

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SRINAGAR: Member of Parliament, Nazir Ahmad Laway, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan on Monday.
Laway informed the Governor about his assessment and suggestions in regard to dealing with several important issues relating to the obtaining situation in the State.
The spokesperson also said that Zafar Iqbal Manhas, MLC extending his warm greetings on his maiden meeting with the Governor, apprised him of the pressing problems being faced by the local population.
The Raj Bhawan spokesperson also said that several delegations accompanying Dr Heena Shafi Bhat, Chairperson, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (North Zone), met with Governor,The delegations including, Jammu and Kashmir Private Un-aided Colleges Association, Jammu and Kashmir Joint Coordination Committee of Private Schools, Jammu and Kashmir College Association, submitted memoranda pertaining to their demands and issues. DrFarooq Jan Medical Superintendent SKIMS also met with the Governor to brief him about the overall functioning of the Institute.
While, representatives of Jammu and Kashmir Joint Coordination Committee of Private Schools submitted their grievances regarding, fee fixation in respect of Private schools and registration of the private schools.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir College Association members requested for removal of disparity in age of retirement of college and other issues.
Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS briefed him about the vacancies in nursing positions, requirements for Infrastructure up-gradation, budget requirements.
Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Mata Vaishno Devi University briefed the Governor about the to-date status of important academic, administrative and infrastructural development issues of the University
Secretary Tourism Rigzin Sampheal informed the Governor about the various initiatives being taken by the Department for enhancing tourism prospects of the State.
Spokesperson also said that Secretary Information Technology (IT), Saugat Biswas briefed the Governor about the pace of work on digitization of records of all departments.