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Lt Governor visits Jagti Township, listens to the issues of KPs

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JAMMU: Welfare of every section of the society and each community, besides safeguarding the rights of the people of J&K is the topmost priority of the UT Government.
The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha made these remarks during his visit to the Jagti Township, which was the latest in the series of taking first hand appraisal of the issues of the people.
To bring a new era of development in J&K, the present Government is working on the agenda of equitable and holistic development, the Lt Governor maintained.
The residents of Jagti Township apprised the Lt Governor about various welfare issues of Kashmir Pandit community including permanent rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits, enhancement of relief amount, financial package of KPs for facilitating entrepreneurship and business, compensation for damaged properties in Kashmir, retrieval of encroached properties in Kashmir etc.
The residents submitted a written memorandum to the Lt Governor flagging various issues of importance. They also flagged the issues of political reservation to KPs and demanded more townships for remaining families of migrants.
The Lt Governor, while interacting with the people there, assured them that all the genuine issues and demands projected by them would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.
The Lt Governor observed that he would examine the issues raised by the people and assured them that instead of making hollow promises and announcements, he would genuinely and rationally try to address the problems being faced by the people.
The UT Government is taking comprehensive measures to ensure prompt redressal of people’s grievances, besides improving public service delivery mechanism with progressively increasing citizens’ participation at all levels, through transparent and accountable governance, he added.
The Lt Governor was accompanied by senior officials of the administration during his visit. Later Sinha also visited Raghunath, Ranbireshwar and Panjbakhtar Temples and took stock of the facilities being made available to the visiting devotees.
He paid obeisance there and prayed for peace, progress, and prosperity in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lt Governor also took a walk through the heritage Raghunath Market and Residency Road area where he interacted with locals, shopkeepers, officer bearers of Traders Associations including Raghunath Bazar Association and Kanak Mandi Association.
He enquired about the difficulties being faced by the people and the business community due to COVID-19 pandemic, or otherwise.
Terming people’s feedback as imperative for accountable and responsive administration, the Lt Governor urged the people to come forward with their issues and grievances and play an active role in the developmental process by providing regular feedback on the working of the Administration.
The locals and the business community appreciated the people friendly approach of the Lt Governor and lauded his initiatives for reaching out to the people of every nook and corner of the UT and taking first hand appraisal of their issues and grievances.

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