Modi Govt most concerned for soldiers: BJP
The revision of compensation for the families of martyrs was first done by the Atal Behari Vajpayee government in 1998 and now by another BJP govt under Narendra Modi. In a press release, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson stated, “In recognition of valour of soldiers and martyrs, Modi Government has more than doubled the compensation for widows and families of soldiers dying while fighting for the country. The move comes at a time when several Indian soldiers have been martyred due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan following India’s surgical strike across the Line of Control.” The revised compensation will be effective from 01 January 2016.
Brig Anil Gupta also stated that while reviewing the compensation, the Modi Government also enhanced the areas and type of actions in which the compensation would be given to the soldiers attaining martyrdom. For deaths occurring due to accidents in the course of performance of duties, the compensation has been increased from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. For the families of those soldiers who die while directly taking part in border skirmishes and action against militants and extremists, the compensation amount has been increased by Rs 20 lakh from 15 lakh to 35 lakh. The ex-gratia amount to be paid to the families of soldiers dying in high altitude areas such as Siachen has also been enhanced to Rs 35 lakh from the existing 15 lakh. For deaths occurring during enemy action in war or war-like engagements, in a war-torn zone in foreign country, the compensation has been increased from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 45 lakh. The government has also included the operations of the Navy and Air Force to evacuate Indian nationals from foreign countries in times of crisis. After the Modi government came into power, Indian Forces have been deployed in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and other conflict-torn countries for evacuating Indian nationals who were stuck there.
The Spokesperson also clarified that the enhanced amount is paid totally from the welfare fund of the government and is separate from the insurance and other funds for which soldiers are entitled. Brig Gupta lauded the Modi Government and stated that Bharatiya Janata Party has always been in the fore front for the welfare of the soldiers, veterans and families of the martyrs and thanked the government for two to three fold increase in the compensation
BJP to celebrate Vajpayee birthday as ‘Sushasan Diwas’
Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to celebrate Birth Day of the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, as ‘Sushasan Diwas’ (Good Governance Day) on 25th of December throughout the country. This was declared by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma in a meeting attended by State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, Minister of Industries & Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga and State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta who has been nominated as State Incharge of Good Governance Department of the party.
The meeting also constituted State Level Committee for the celebration of ‘Sushasan Diwas’ and discussed various programmes to be organized on this occasion and decided to hold ‘Sushasan Yatra’, seminars, debates, rallies at the constituency level, painting competitions and exhibitions. All these programmes shall be aimed to throw light on the achievements that country obtained and the welfare schemes initiated during Prime Ministership of Atal Behari Vajpayee and the development, progress and initiatives taken at the national level during the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The programmes that are to be organized also include to conduct oath ceremony at the government level and at the district level by the elected public representatives.
The meeting nominated the State Level Committee that consists of Chander Prakash Ganga, Harinder Gupta, Prof. Virender Gupta, Dr. Hari Dutt Shishu, Anil Parihar, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and Prof. P.L. Koul and the State Committee has been authorized to constitute the district level committees for the organization of the above programmes at the respective district levels.
Ganga meets party activists, public at Poonch
Minister of Industries & Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga, during his visit to Poonch chaired a meeting of party activists to discuss the ongoing organizational and political activities at District, Mandal and Booth levels. He also held Public Darbar to have personal assessment of the problems being faced by the people in the border district, wherein the senior officials of the district administration were present on the spot to assist the minister in listening to the public and present the actual positions related to different queries of the public.
Chander Prakash Ganga, while addressing the party activists, said that the party has been deputing its ministers in the coalition government to different districts from time to time for interaction with party cadre and also go to public so that their grievances are heard and on the spot instructions are issued to the concerned departments so that no one is made to suffer any more.
Chander Prakash Ganga said that while many problems as raised by the people during the Darbar, has been resolved on the spot, some of them will be forwarded to the concerned departments for their early solutions.
BJP senior leader Pardeep Shrama, State Secretary Sunil Gupta, District President Capt. Bansi Lal, Mandal President Naresh Sharma, Mandal General Secretary Puneet Sharma, District Youth President Parvinder Singh were present in the meeting of the party and also in the public darbar.
BJPMM visits State Bank branch
The Jammu & Kashmir BJP Mahila Morcha state office bearers under the leadership of Morcha State President Purnima Sharma visited Shakti Nagar Branch of State Bank of India and interacted with the bank customers to know about the problems being faced by them while their transactions. They also talked with the Bank Manager and the members of the staff and enquired about the ongoing transactions related to exchange and depositing of old currency notes of rupees 500 and rupees 1000 denominations, withdrawal through ATMs. The bank officials told the Mahila Morcha team that the bank employees and even the bank’s retired employees have also been engaged for the noble cause to contribute in early transactions so that the account holders are not made to suffer.
Purnima Sharma, while speaking to the customers in the premises of the bank, said that there is no need to panic, there may be some problems for few days but as the cautious citizens each one of us has to contribute in making the mission of wiping out corruption and unearth black money in a successful manner. She said that the people should not fall prey to the misinformation campaign launched by opposition parties to create confusions in the minds of the common and law abiding citizens. She also stressed upon the bank staff to cooperate the customers in their matters related to the transactions of the currency.
Mahila Morcha State General Secretaries Sanjeeta Dogra and Veenu Khanna, State Secretaries Parveen Arora, Sushma Gupta, Neena Gupta and Sangeeta Anand accompanied the Mahila Morcha President.