Lt Guv directs to withhold salary of Director Social welfare
SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 25: Taking cognizance of the applicants’ grievances during the 5th round of “LG’s Mulqaat- Live Public Grievance Hearing”, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Thursday directed for with-holding the salary of Director Social Welfare Kashmir for delaying the release of the pending salary of teachers working in a special school.
Expressing his dismay over the matter, the Lt Governor directed for expediting the process of releasing salaries in favour of affected teachers.
On being apprised by an applicant from Kulgam about the issue of raising surcharge in his electricity bills without delivering the same to the consumer, the Lt Governor directed KPDCL for deducting the undue surcharge from the salary of the concerned officials.
In another case, the Lt Governor ordered an enquiry into unnecessary delays made by J&K Grameen Bank in granting the loan to an applicant.
Similarly, the Lt Governor directed for taking action against the responsible official in a matter raised during the interaction, about ARTO Ramban retaining a vehicle’s RC in an unauthorised manner.
During today’s interaction, the Lt Governor interacted with a total of 22 randomly selected applicants from across the UT, through virtual mode, and took first-hand appraisal of their grievances. He also sought public feedback on the administration’s efforts in providing on-spot redressal of their grievances.
The Lt Governor observed that the UT Government is moving forward in its endeavour to strengthen the people-government partnership, where the government is working as a facilitator to the people of J&K.