Governor directs Chief Secretary for time bound action on Kashmiri Migrants issues

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Governor also reviewed the present position in regard to the availability of accommodation for the Kashmiri Migrant employees who have been posted in the Valley. Principal Secretary, R&R informed that 723 flats for transit accommodation had been constructed at various locations in Kashmir Valley which are presently being utilised for accommodating migrant employees who have been appointed under the PM’s Package. The Government of India have conveyed approval for the construction of 6000 additional units for transit accommodation in Kashmir Valley for migrants to whom State Government jobs have been / will be provided.

Governor directed that the earlier sanctioned 96 units at Sheikhpora (Budgam) and 512 units at Vessu Quazigund should be completed on high priority basis and the time frame intimated to him. It was noted that Transit Accommodation already constructed includes 250 units at Vessu Quazigund, 200 units at Sheikhpora (Budgam), 65 units at Hawal (Pulwama), 130 units at Khanpora (Baramulla), 60 units at Nutnussa (Kupwara) and 18 units at Mattan, (Anantnag).

The Governor directed that the construction of additional accommodation should be completed on a time bound basis in various districts of the Kashmir Valley by expediting acquisition of land.  Governor also directed speeding up the process for urgent repairs/ renovation being carried out in respect of accommodation in various Camps in Jammu and the Transit Accommodation in Kashmir Valley.

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The Governor reviewed the issues pertaining to Jagti Migrant Township and was informed that a 40 bedded Hospital with 9 Doctors and 37 para-medical staff  had recently been operationalised to provide medical care to more than 4000 families staying in the Camp. Shri Vohra directed the Secretary, Health and Medical Education, to ensure adequate availability of medicines in all the Health Centres set up in various Migrant Camps in Jammu as well as in Transit Accommodation in Kashmir Valley. Likewise, adequate number of teachers will be posted in the schools in all the Migrant Camps. The Governor asked the Chief Secretary to review issues regarding electrification and water supply with the Commissioner/ Secretary, PWD and Secretary, PHE and resolve the same by 3rd February 2016.

The Governor also directed Secretary Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department to ensure timely distribution of rations in the Migrant Camps to ensure against inconvenience to the migrants.

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