Public convenience admin’s priority: Advisor Ganai

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Assures early redressal of grievances

BARAMULLA: To get the first hand appraisal of public grievances, Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Monday convened a public grievance redressal camp here at Dak Bungalow, where he met several public delegations and deputations who apprised him about their issues and demands.
Various delegations apprised the advisor about their pressing demands and sought prompt intervention from the government in ensuring speedy redressal in a time-bound manner.
A delegation of Fruit Association, Apple Town, Sopore led by its president Fayaz Ahmad Malik appraised the advisor about various issues and demanded proper compensation to the orchardists who suffered due to recent untimely snowfall. He also demanded basic infrastructure including portable drinking water, bathroom and other facilities in Fruit Mandi Sopore. He also demanded road widening from Sopore town to Baramulla via fruit mandi, adding that “the narrow road impedes hassle-free vehicular movement”.
Another delegation of Shri Sanatan Dhrama led by Verinder Ganju appraised the advisor about various issues including construction of embankment at Shielpatri temple located on the bank of River Jhelum adding that continuous erosion due to river water poses threat to the temple. He demanded the removal of illegal encroachments on lands notified for some Hindu shrines. He also demanded the relocation of migrants at Veerwan Colony and said “the inhabitants are prone to riverine floods”.
A delegation of Gurduwara Prabandak Committee Baramulla demanded special reservation of Sikh community in government jobs at par with the ‘migrants’.
Several other delegations raised issues about their respective areas and demanded timely redressal of their grievances.
The advisor assured the deputations that their genuine demands would be looked into. He also passed on-spot directions for the redressal of some grievances and directed the officers to maintain close liaison with the local population so that their grievances are redressed at the earliest.
He also directed the officers to conduct field visits regularly so as to remain apprised about the problems faced by the people and the same can be projected before the government for quick redressal.
The advisor also inaugurated a ‘book mela’ organised by the chief education officer wherein 27 sets of free text books were distributed among 27 meritorious students.
Chief education officer informed that about 67,992 students enrolled in various government schools shall be given free text books in subsequent phases. He said “the move will largely benefit the destitute pupil in pursuing their education”, adding that the government has initiated various schemes in education sector for improving the overall standard of education.