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*PM-SYM to benefit 10,000 unorganised workers in Bandipora*                        DC Bandipora launches scheme in the d...

*PM-SYM to benefit 10,000 unorganised workers in Bandipora*

DC Bandipora launches scheme in the district

BANDIPORA, MARCH 05: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shabaaz Ahmad Mirza Tuesday formally launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana (PM-SYM), in Bandipora district after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the scheme in the country.

The launching ceremony of the Prime Minister was telecasted live in the conference hall of the Mini-Secretariat Bandipora and was watched by hundreds of unorganised workers who had turned up to attend the function at district level.

DC Bandipora later launched the scheme in the district and urged the unorganised workers to enroll themselves to avail the benefit of this scheme. He said he PM-SYM is a mega pension scheme for unorganised sector and is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme that will benefit as many as 10 thousand workers of the district in the unorganised sector.

Speaking on the occasion, DC Bandipora highlighted the benefits of the scheme and asked the officers to give wide publicity about the scheme so that more people avail the benefit of this scheme. He appealed the unroganised workers visit a nearest CSC Centre to enroll themselves.

Giving details, he said the scheme is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for the unorganised workers mostly engaged as home based workers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, rickshaw pullers, landless labourers, own account workers, agricultural workers, construction workers, beedi workers, handloom workers, leather workers, audio- visual workers and similar other occupations whose monthly income is Rs 15,000/ per month or less and belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years.

He said that each subscriber under the PM- SYM scheme shall receive minimum assured pension of Rs 3000/- per month after attaining the age of 60 years and in case the subscriber dies, the spouse of the beneficiary shall be entitled to receive 50% of the pension received by the beneficiary as family pension.

Mirza said that the subscriber’s contributions to PM-SYM shall be made through auto-debit facility from his/ her savings bank account/ JanDhan account and the subscriber is required to contribute the prescribed contribution amount from the age of joining PM-SYM till the age of 60 years.

Earlier Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Chief Education Officer Javid Iqbal and Assistant Labour Commissioner Ashiq Hussain also spoke and highlighted different aspects of the scheme.

An interactive session was also on the occasion wherein the labours raised many questions and sought clarification about various aspects of the scheme.


DM Bandipora imposes prohibitory orders under Section 144 around exam centres

BANDIPORA, MARCH 01: In order to ensure the smooth conduct of Bi-Annual Private examinations for 10th and 12th classes and to curb tendency of external interference, District Magistrate Bandipora imposes prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr.P.C around the examination centres of district Bandipora.

Under section 144 Cr.P.C, any person not concerned with the conduct of examination in any manner, shall not be allowed to enter within 200 meters radius of the examination centres.

According to District Magistrate Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, imposition of section 144 Cr.P.C has become imperative for the smooth conduct of examination and to maintain public tranquillity around the examination centres.

Only the examinees/supervisory staff of the examination centres and security forces personnel deployed for examination duty and authorities connected with the smooth conduct of examinations, shall be allowed to enter 200 meters radius of the examination centers.

Meanwhile five flying squads for tehsils Bandipora including Aloosa, Hajin, Ajas and Sumbal headed by respective Tehsildars were constituted to inspect the examination centres of their respective jurisdictions.


DC Bandipora directs to provide water, electricity, toilets to left out schools

BANDIPORA, MARCH 01: With the end of winter break in schools this week, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza on Friday chaired a meeting of officers to review the basic facilities being provided the schools.

The meeting was attended by Chief Medical Officer Bandipora, Javid Iqbal, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Development Jahangir Ahmad, Executive Engineers of different wings of JKPDD and PHE besides other senior officers of the district.

The Deputy Commissioner directed the officials of the Education Department to identify the schools without drinking water facility, electricity and toilets so that the same can be provided to the schools at earliest.

He directed the ACD Bandipora to start the construction of toilets in the schools with priority to the schools stationing polling stations in upcoming elections. He also directed the officials of the PHE and PDD to provide drinking water facility and electricity to the schools so that the students do not suffer. He said the separate toilets should be made available for male and female students in schools having co-education.

On the occasion, CEO Bandipora shared a list of schools lacking these facilities. The meeting discussed threadbare the issues with regard to the infrastructure development in schools. DC Bandipora assured them every possible assistance to improve the infrastructure in schools so that students don’t face any hardships.


DEO Bandipora reviews election preparedness

BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 28: District Election Officer Bandipora Shahbaz Mirza Thursday reviewed the preparedness for the upcoming General Election to the Lok Sabha 2019 in the district.

The meeting was attended by Superintendent of Police Bandipora, Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, nodal officers , EROs and other senior officials of the district.

The meeting discussed threadbare the details of polling stations, locations with regard to accessibility, telecom connectivity, basic minimum facilities , infrastructure , vulnerability and other related issues. Mirza impressed upon the officials to keep the polling stations at a convenient locations and ensure basic facilities including water, electricity, toilet, cleanliness in the polling stations.

He urged the officials to personally visit the respective polling stations and communicate to the concerned official in-case there is need for any repair or up-gradation of the polling stations so that necessary arrangements are made well in time. He directed the concerned authorities to ensure basic minimum facilities including installation of ramps at all polling stations for special persons.

The meeting also discussed manpower plan availability for various categories required, training schedules and plan, movement plan, force deployment plan, Communication Plan, EVM Management Plan, Material Management, Polling staff welfare provisions , SVEE overview, and other related issues.

Threadbare discussions were also held regarding clubbing of polling stations, change in polling locations and physical status of polling locations besides discussing various other arrangements.

Mirza asked the officials involved in the election process to put their best efforts and work in a synergized manner to ensure free, fair and transparent polls in the district.

He said the Election Commission has started training process of the manpower for capacity building and properly training the poll staff.

It was given out that the Commission has imparted training to Static Surveillance Team (SST), Flying Squads (FS), Video surveillance Team( VST), Video viewing Team(VVT), Accounting Team ( ATs) and Compliant Monitoring Control Room and Call Canter (MCMC) while workshops have also been conducted regarding EVM/VVPAT demonstration for the Electoral Registration Officers, Assistant Electoral Registration Officers and Supervisors, media persons, political parties and other stakeholders were informed about functioning and operation of EVMs and VVPAT machines.
The meeting also discussed key issues related to poll preparedness including updating of electoral rolls, Functioning of ERO Net, Polling station arrangements and EVM- VVAP etc.

DEO Bandipora asked the Monitoring team to work in coordination to make election process Voter- friendly and accessible for persons with disabilities and senior citizens.

*Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza assumes charge as DC Bandipora*BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 22: Shahbaaz Ahmad Mirza (KAS)  today assumed ch...

*Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza assumes charge as DC Bandipora*

BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 22: Shahbaaz Ahmad Mirza (KAS) today assumed charge as Deputy Commissioner Bandipora taking over from Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.

While speaking on the occasion, Mirza said he was honoured to take over as the DC of the district which is known for Alim (Education) Adab (Literature) and Aab (water) and has produced great scholars, poets and historians.
He praised the outgoing DC for the high standard of administration he has left in his tenure.

He while addressing the district administration staff present on the occasion said he expects complete dedication to professionalism and commitment to work from all officers and officials and assured them of his complete support to honest work endeavours aimed at prompt work disposal and development of the district.
ADC Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh and Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad were present on the occasion.


DC Bandipora reviews implementation of PM-KISAN

Asks to finalize beneficiaries’ list by Feb 16

BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 09: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Saturday chaired a meeting to review the preparations with regard to implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) in the district.

The meeting was attended Superintendent of Police Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, ACD Bandipora Jahangir Ahmad Khanday, District Agriculture Officer Mohammad Qasim and other senior officials and field officers of Department of Agriculture and Horticulture of the district.

Deputy Commissioner asked the nodal agency of the scheme –Department of Agriculture concerned staff of the department of agriculture and Horticulture to finalize the data base of eligible beneficiary landholder farmer families in their respective villages as per defined format capturing name, address, bank account numbers; mobile numbers and other relevant details of the beneficiaries and after certification send it to the NIC, J&K by 16th February, 2019 for uploading to the Portal.

He asked the concerned departments to start uploading the data at earliest and seek assistance from the Department of Revenue regarding clarification of survey numbers recorded in the name of farmers or any other related issue wherever needed. Dr Choudhary also asked all the Patwaries of the district to keep records in their personal custody & give full cooperation to the departments of Horticulture, Sericulture and Rural Development Department and keep close liaison with field functionaries of these departments.

Under PM-KISAN, landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year. This income support will be transferred directly into their bank accounts in three equal instalments of Rs. 2,000 each.

The programme will be effective from 1st December 2018 and the first instalment for the period upto 31st March 2019 will be paid in March 2019. The Union Government has asked the States to finalize, certify and upload the district-wise beneficiary list to the PM-KISAN Portal.


Dr Choudhary interact with civil services aspirants in Bandipora
“More students can crack exams if properly guided”

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Friday interacted with the students and civil services aspirants and shared his experiences and important tips with them.
He detailed his journey of cracking the examination and recommended the students to have a proper time table for studies and maintain consistency in that. He asked the students to chose subjects according to their choice where they feel that they can score better and have proper understanding of that subject.

The 2008 batch IAS officer, Dr Choudhary said proper planning plays a key role in preparing for the examination. He said an aspirant should ensure that the entire syllabus for prelims and mains including optional is completely studied at least two months before the preliminary examination and should maintain a time table to complete the syllabus well in time and follow the time table strictly.
He also urged the students imbibe in themselves the habit of being a good listeners and develop in them critical way of thinking besides regularly updating their general knowledge.
Dr Choudhary said the students in the valley can easily crack any competitive exams if guided properly as they are having higher IQ than others. Stating that the confidence is key to success, Dr Choudhary said the student in Kashmir need to be more confident and he is sure the number of IAS qualifiers will multiply every year.
He stressed on the need to maintain consistency and dedication to crack the prestigious exam. “The only thing lacking is timely guidance. If we have good mentors and start preparing in time, there is no doubt many more students will crack the examination."
He advises students not to get disheartened in case they face failure in their first or second attempt and said that failure should act as a motivation for working harder.
Dr Choudhary also answered the question of students who sought help in choosing subjects, maintaining time table and other related tips.
He assured the students that his doors will be always open for them for any guidance regarding the exams. He said he will arrange more guest lecturers by some of the experts from other states for the students of Bandipora so that they can better prepared to crack their exams.

Bandipora: Action plan for Leprosy awareness campaign formulated BANDIPORA, JANUARY 29: Assistant Commissioner Revenue R...

Bandipora: Action plan for Leprosy awareness campaign formulated

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 29: Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh Tuesday reviewed the action plan for the successful implementation of Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign (SLAC) 2019 in the district.

The meeting was attended by Chief Medical officer Bandipora Dr Bilkees Mir, Chief Education Officer Munshi Javed, District Information Officer Jahangir Akhoon, District leprosy Officer, District Asha Coordinator and other senior officers of the district.

ACR Bandipora directed the officers of ICDS, Education Department, Social Welfare Officer, Rural Development Department to formulate a joint plan to organise awareness camps at village level about the leprosy.

He said the government will rope in the Panchayat institutions to disseminate information with regard to the leprosy so that awareness is created to eradicate the disease from the society.

The meeting was informed that the SLAC 2019 is part of National Leprosy Eradication Programme and aims to know about the magnitude of Leprosy problem and evolution of Leprosy control besides learning about the goals, objectives and strategies for leprosy elimination. It was informed in the meeting that the campaign will start from 30th of January and conclude on 13th of February, 2019.

Experts on the occasion said that there are different problems with regard to the eradication of the disease which include the Late detection of patients, many with visible deformities, Poor treatment completion and cure, Fear, prejudice and stigma surrounding leprosy and Limited community awareness and involvement.

Stressing on using all available media channels to create awareness about the disease, ACR Bandipora stressed on the officials to formulate a joint action plan for holding awareness camps at ground level for successful implementation of Sparsh Leprosy Awareness campaign 2019 in the district.

He asked the officers to work with close coordination and have a good approach with each other so that the awareness campaign will bring fruitful results. He said that people need to be sensitized about all welfare programmes so that they adopt precautionary measures and can be protected from various diseases.

70th Republic celebrated across Bandipora districtDC Bandipora unfurl tricolour; presented developmental sketch of distr...

70th Republic celebrated across Bandipora district

DC Bandipora unfurl tricolour; presented developmental sketch of district

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 26: In connection with the celebration of 70th Republic-Day, functions were held across Bandipora district at District, Sub District and Tehsil level with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor on Saturday.

The main function was held at SK Stadium Bandipora where Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary unfurled the national flag and took salute at the march past present by the contingents of JK Police, JKAP, BSF, CRPF, NCC Cadets and students of various schools.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the DC highlighted the importance of the Day and also presented the detailed report on developmental front.

He said the recent Municipal and Panchayat elections was a major step towards strengthening the democracy at grass root level that will open a new chapter of development in the state.

While presenting the performance of the district administration during the current financial year so far, Dr Choudhary said the year 2018-19 will be remembered as a golden period of the district with major projects seeing the light of the day.

Giving details, Dr Choudhary said the government has recently sanctioned an amount of Rs 97 crore in aggregate for 58 languishing projects through the Jammu & Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC) Limited. He said out of these , 29 projects are of aimed at providing pure drinking water supply while 19 projects are to construct incomplete roads and bridges. He said work is going on in full pace on these languishing projects so that same can be completed at earliest.

He said out of the yearly capex budget of Rs 102 crores, 70 percent of the funds have been utilized so far. He said the Public Works Department (PWD) has blacktopped 122.50 Kilometer roads in the district during the current financial year while the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) blacktopped 44 kilometer roads in the district.

Dr Choudhary said similarly 10 developmental projects costing Rs 35 crores have been completed in the district. He said eight projects are under ex*****on by JK Housing Boards costing 68 Crores while seven projects costing Rs 68 crores are under progress by JKPCC.

He said after the additional funding by JKIDFC, the long pending District Hospital Bandipora will partially start its operations from next month.

While acknowledging that the Power supply has been the major issue in the district due to slow pace of work from past 10 years on Patushai Grid Station, Dr Choudhary said 40 percent of the work on the project has been completed in last eight months and is near completion. He said to complete the 132 KV transmission line for the Patushai Grid Station, 107 towers have been installed out of 111 and will be completed very soon. He lauded the efforts of the officers of various departments who worked tirelessly to complete the project.

He said the government also filled all the vacancies of doctors in the health department to make District Hospital Bandipora functional while funds have been released for establishment of three New NTPHCs. He said the social Wlefare Department has also disbursed Rs 9.50 crore among 17 thousand beneficiaries for scholarships and under different social security schemes..

He said in Education sector 10 building have been completed in the last year at the cost of Rs 5 crore.

He said the year 2018 was full of good news for the people of Girez as it was for the first time connected with internet services.

He said in October 2018, the Gurez valley received 4G mobile connectivity for the first time in history though certain areas continued to be without mobile connectivity owing to tough terrain and close to the Line of Control (LoC). He said later the district administration took a risk during winters to dewater the Adit tunnel of KHEP so that it could be used to lay BSNL cable which was the only option left to connect the habitations of Kanzalwan, Bagtore, Izmarg and adjoinning villages with internet facility.

He said besides this V-sets were installed in 26 remote schools of Gurez to connect them with global world. He said the long pending alternate route from Authwatto to Khandyal has been finally approved and Rs 62 crore will be spend for the construction of the alternate route to Gurez.

Dr Choudhary said District Administration, Bandipora established a Rural BPO / Call Centre along with IT Enabled Skills Lab at Mini-Secretariat Bandipora that will provide employment to more than 215 skilled youth and will train 600 educated youth annually for placement in IT sector.

He said One Stop Centre (OSC)- providing an array of services, from skill development to psychological assistance to violence affected women under one roof is all set to start functioning in Bandipora district from next month and various posts have been advertised for contractual appointment of the staff for the OSC.

Among other SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, ADC Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, Officers from civil administration, police, army, besides senior citizens were present on the occasion.

Later the Deputy Commissioner felicitated the meritorious students of class 10th and 12th besides several officers for their exceptional performance during the year.

Similar functions were also held at Sub-District Level in Sumbal and Gurez besides at Tehsil Headquarters.

National Voters Day Celebrations held across Bandipora District9035 new eligible voters enrolled this year in the distri...

National Voters Day Celebrations held across Bandipora District

9035 new eligible voters enrolled this year in the district

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 25: In connection with the 9th National Voters Day (NVD), various programmes were held across Bandipora district to educate new voters regarding the importance of exercising their franchise.

The Day is held every year on January 25 to encourage youngsters, who have reached the age of 18, to enrol themselves in the electoral rolls and participate in the electoral process. The central theme for the 9th voters Day is ‘No Voter to be left behind’.

The main function in the district was held at Mini-Secretariat Bandipora to celebrate the Voters Day. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary attended the function as chief guest, while Superintendent of Police Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, Additional Deputy Commissioner Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Joint Director Planning Abdul Majeed Karnai, Deputy District Election Officer Bandipora Rafiq Ahmad Lone, Nodal Officer SVEEP Gh Mohammad Lone, District Information Officer Jahangir Akhoon were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion officials informed that a total of 9035 new eligible voters were enrolled during various special summary revisions in the district including 4165 males and 4870 females.

It was given out that the net addition after new additions and deletions during Special Summary Revision was 4790 taking the total electors of the district to 231283 including 120042 males and 111241 females.

On the Occasion, Deputy District Election Officer Bandipora Rafiq Ahmad Lone read the Voter’s Pledge while the audience too participated and pledged to be the responsible citizens.

DC Bandipora who is also District Election Officer, said that the main aim of celebrating the Day is that democracy should reach grass root level so that more and more people take part in the democratic process. He expressed satisfaction over the smooth conduct of recent municipal and panchayat elections and lauded the role of the officers in ensuring peaceful atmosphere during the elections. He urged the youngsters to know the strength of their vote and make a statement by using their vote.

Dr Choudhary threw light on the significance of the Day and said that the main objective of the Day is to ensure that a maximum number of young voters take part in the decision making.

He also distributed Election Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) among newly enrolled voters who were seen enthusiastic about receiving the EPICs first time. Several officers were also felicitated for showing extra ordinary performance during recent elections.

Similar functions were held at Tehsil headquarters of the district that was attended by officers, students and several newly enrolled voters. At Sumbal the function was chaired by SDM Sumbal, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari while at Gurez the function was chaired by Tehsildar Gurez, Mohammad Shafi Lone. At Ajas the function was held under the chairmanship of Tehsildar Hajin/Ajas Zaffar Ahmad Lone.

Beti Bachao Beti PadhaoBandipora admin organises Health awareness program for female studentsBANDIPORA, JANUARY 24:  Dis...

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Bandipora admin organises Health awareness program for female students

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 24: District Administration Bandipora on Thursday organised a day-long awareness program among female students regarding personal health and hygiene under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP).

Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, Chief Medical Officer Dr Bilkees Mir, District Social Welfare Officer Altaf Hussain, Nodal Officer ISM Dr Iftikar Gazi and other senior officers of the district were present during the awareness program.

On the occasion, experts deliberated upon the importance of personal hygiene and urged the participating students to take care of their personal hygiene for a healthier life especially during the menstrual periods. They said most of the diseases among females are caused due to carelessness during the menstrual periods as the proper hygiene is not maintained and also discussed various do’s and don’ts during this period to avoid infections.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh appreciated the efforts of ICDS in organizing such programs for the female students. He said the society needs to break the taboos and talk about the menstrual health and hygiene so that female adolescent can take care of their health in a better way.

He further directed CMO, DSWO and ICDS officials for conducting more such programs in schools for the benefit of the female students. On the occasion, sanitary napkins were also distributed among the female students under the BBBP scheme.

*Bandipora admin felicitates meritorious girl students under “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”*Bandipora, January 23: The Distr...

*Bandipora admin felicitates meritorious girl students under “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”*

Bandipora, January 23: The District administration Bandipora on Wednesday felicitated Top-10 female students each of Higher and higher secondary schools of Bandipora district under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao program.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir felicitated the female students for their outstanding performance in class 10th and 12th exams in the district. Each student was rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 5000

Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, Joint Director Planning Abdul Majid Karnai, Chief Education Officer Munshi Javed, District Social Welfare Officer Altaf Hussain, Deputy Chief Education Officer Rafiq Ahmad Parray and other senior officers of the district were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, ADC Bandipora said the women are not behind men in any field and there is a need to give them a proper opportunity to prove their mettle. He said from past few years, the female students outshined boys in matriculation exams and termed the trend as encouraging.

While congratulating the students, Mir also lauded the efforts of their teachers and said the administration will reward the best performing teachers as well.

Lauding the girl students for their excellent result and bringing laurels to their parents, Mir said that the Government extends every possible help to female students to help them to fulfil their dreams. He asserted that “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” scheme is a major thrust along with “Ujjawala”, “Nari Shakti Puraskar”, “Maternity Benefit Programme”, “Women Helpline Scheme” etc. for women empowerment, that are specifically focused to give women their due respect, right and opportunity in society.

DC Bandipora distributes safety kits to field staff of Information DepartmentBANDIPORA, JANUARY 22:   Deputy Commissione...

DC Bandipora distributes safety kits to field staff of Information Department

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 22: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Tuesday distributed safety equipment and protective gears among the field staff members of the Department of Information and Public Relations.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Choudhary highlighted the role of DIPR and said that it acts as an interface between Government, media and people at large. He said the department has been projecting, highlighting and disseminating the activities of the Government through various media.

He said the department plays an important role at the time of disasters and natural calamities by providing real-time updates to the public related to rescue measures and keeping the public informed about the measures being taken by the government by reporting from the ground zero and also providing feedback to the government.

He said the reporting section of the department has been working shoulder to shoulder with the other departments and highlighted the performance of the government besides acting as a bridge between the public and the government.

While distributing the safety kits to the field staff, Dr Choudhary said equipping the field staff will help the employees to work better during exigencies and it is the responsibility of the government to take care of the safety of the employees by providing them better facilities.

Dr Choudhary said the district administration recently approved a comprehensive plan for provision of safety equipment, protective gears, clothing, Gloves, Shoes, Rain coats, Protective jackets, Helmets and essential items to 1210 field employees of several departments at an estimated cost of Rs 60 Lakh aimed at safety of officials during disaster management. It also approved cash reward for outstanding field officials.

He said as a part of Capacity Building of departments for disaster management and effective public response financial support to the tune of Rs 60 Lakh has been provided for employees of Power Department, PWD, PHE, MED, Health, PMGSY, Revenue, Information and Public Relations apart from strengthening of field offices of Engineering Departments, Police and Revenue

Superintendent of Police Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, District Information Officer Jahangir Ahmad Akhoon and other senior officials of the district were present on the occasion.


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