All vacant posts in Govt departments to be filled within 6 months: Lt Guv
Ganderbal: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday said all the vacant posts in various government departments will be filled in next six months through a “major recruitment drive.”
Addressing a gathering in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of series of developmental projects, the LG said that last year, a recruitment drive was initiated by the UT administration and hundreds of youth were recruited through a transparent system.
“Let me announce here that all the vacant posts in various government departments will be filled within the next six months through a proper recruitment drive,” he said, adding that “poor man’s child also has a right to become an officer.”
The LG said recently the daughter of a vegetable seller became a KAS officer. “She met me and stated that she had never dreamed of seeing herself becoming an officer. I assured her that poor people’s children have equal right that of rich ones,” he said.
The LG lashed out the regional parties stating that “some party’s looted the State exchequer, built huge villas in foreign and left the common of J&K suffer.
“These people can’t digest peace and continue to hatch conspiracies to provoke and misguide people on one or the other pretext,” the LG said.
He said in Ganderbal district 2800 Awas were distributed among the people under Prime Minister Awas Yojna Scheme. “Let me clarify, not a single non J&K resident has been given Awas in Ganderbal district. But some people can’t digest seeing poor man building their homes and hatch conspiracies to oppose the move,” the LG said.
The LG said that gone are the days when schools and colleges would remain shut on Pakistan’s call or on the call of “its stooges here.” “J&K is on the path of peace and prosperity. People are living a peaceful life and enjoying night life as well,” he said.
He said that last year, 1.88 Crore tourists visited J&K. “Who benefitted from this? A local taxi driver, hotelier, Riskhaw wall, shikara walla, cart seller and others. This year, till August. 1.52 Crore tourists visited J&K and the number is set to cross 2.25 crore,” the LG said, adding that some people can’t digest huge tourist arrivals in J&K too and make statements just to mislead people.
The LG said that Ganderbal is on the path of huge development. “I am glad that Ganderbal is all set to make its place on the world tourist map soon. Sonmarg witnessed 3.5 lakh tourist arrivals which is huge,” he said.
The LG said that he inaugurated a series of projects in the district but the unfortunate part was the projects whose foundation stone was laid in 2011 were being inaugurated Tuesday after a huge delay of 12 years. “A trend was set by previous rulers here to lay the foundation stones of projects and not to complete them. In Ganderbal, 75 projects were kept in languishing projects lists of which the present administration completed 33 and remaining 45 will be completed shortly,” he said.
Sinha inaugurated and laid foundation stones for various development projects in Ganderbal district.
Addressing a huge gathering at Qamaria Stadium, the Lt Governor congratulated the District Administration, public representatives and the people of Ganderbal.
J&K is witnessing a new revolution in infrastructure development. Several projects, pending for more than a decade have been completed and dedicated to the people Tuesday, he said.
“Fast-paced development in last four years and unprecedented investments in modern infrastructure is shaping economic growth trajectory of Jammu Kashmir and fueling aspiration of the people,” the Lt Governor said.
Prior to 2019, delay was a norm. Now, speedy completion of projects is topmost priority of the administration. We have completed 1500 such projects across the UT which was pending for 5 to 20 years, he said.
The Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of the UT Administration to remove developmental gaps of several decades to ensure ease of living for citizens.
Ganderbal was neglected for too long after it became a separate district. When the country was moving forward towards progress, the people here were deprived of basic facilities. The projects like Bus Terminal Complex at Beehama inaugurated Tuesday should have been completed a decade ago, the Lt Governor said.
He said the UT Administration has taken several pro-active measures to focus on developmental issues and give a special push through large spectrum of economic activity and issues related to diverse areas are being addressed on priority.
The Lt Governor called upon the people of Ganderbal to not get misled by those elements who are trying to create disruption in peace and development process.
“Today the development is not confined to a select few. Recruitments are being made only on merit and in a transparent manner. We are initiating the process of recruitment soon and the vacant posts will be filled in the coming six months,” he said.
The Lt Governor impressed on the district officials and public representatives to ensure the effective implementation of schemes like PM Vishwakarma and Ayushman Bhav. He also called upon every section of the society, especially the youth to actively participate in Gandhi Jayanti celebration events.
The Lt Governor felicitated the outstanding students and the citizens for their exemplary contributions in their respective fields. He also interacted with the locals present there and listened to their demands and issues.
Coffee table books on Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2023 and Mashal-e-Gash were also released.
Earlier, the Lt Governor inaugurated various projects at Government Degree College Ganderbal including 12 classroom additional accommodation, Multipurpose Hall, Gym cum Health Centre and VIKALP- Venture Incubation and Knowledge Application Launchpad. He laid the foundation stone for 50-bedded Hostel for Girls at GDC Ganderbal and released a booklet on VIKALP Incubation Policy.
The various projects inaugurated by the Lt Governor Tuesday include – Bus Terminal Complex at Beehama, Ganderbal; Cafeteria MC Ganderbal; Sind View Point and Amrit Sarovar Beautification at Beehama. He also laid the beautification of area around Clock Tower Ganderbal.
The projects of Jal Shakti Department worth Rs 13.50 crore inaugurated by Lt Governor were MGD WTP Ganderbal town; Water Supply Schemes for Ganderbal town (Phase II), Kurag Daragpora, Gogjigund Malikpora and Aug Mammer.
Nuzhat Ishfaq, DDC Chairperson Ganderbal; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Vijay Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sh Shyambir, Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal; Sh Sujit Kumar, DIG CKR Srinagar; Adv Altaf, President Municipal Council Ganderbal, PRI members and senior officers were present.