A meeting of Block Congress Committee Bishnah was held at Bishnah in the office of Block Congress Committee Bishnah in which Sh. Gulchain Singh Charak, Former Minister and Former Member CWC-AICC was specially invited to attend the same as Chief Guest. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Capt. Harshvardhan Sharma, President BCC, Bishnah. Besides, the office bearers of BCC Sewa Dal, Youth Wing, Women Cell, Kissan Cell, Advisory Committee other prominent leaders, Chowkidar, Numberdars, Panches and Sarpanches also participated. Various leaders speaking on the occasion exhorted the efforts of Sh. Charak and 51 Member Border Action Committee for strongly taking up the issues of the border villagers with the Administration and the State Government. They appreciated Sh. Charak for his personal intervention for getting most of the important issues of concern of the border people resolved by the state government after his meeting with the Chief Minister and other ministers at Srinagar recently on 21st October, 2014.
Sh. Charak while speaking on the occasion said that all the issues pertaining to border people were discussed threadbare with the Chief Minister at Srinagar and decisions taken. He said, the outcome of the meeting will certainly give a solace to the affected people living near the border villages and appealed the administration to expedite the decisions taken in the meeting on war footing.
While throwing light on the issues discussed, he informed that the directions were immediately given to DC Jammu to identify the state land at safer place so as to allot 5 Marla plots to the border people. As far as special recruitment is concerned he assured that the same will be done and the concerned authorities will be instructed to do the needful and the Central Govt. will also be approached for the same. Meanwhile, recruitment in the Armed Forces for all youths being carried out at Nagrota on 31st October and 1st November, 2014 for which District Administration has made special arrangement for counseling the youth of border area and to make transport arrangement on the day of recruitment to and fro.
About the plight of those seriously injured in cross border firing and are kept at Red Cross Sarai, on meeting the Health Minister Sh. Taj Mohi-ud-din the GMC authorities were directed to depute a team of doctors to attend to these injured persons and also reimburse the money spend by them for the medicine purchased from the market and further provide free medical aid and assistance for their treatment
Sh. Charak said that realizing the seriousness of other demands putforth, the Chief Minister told that regarding the compensation against cultivable land near or beyond border fencing, declaration of 5-8 KM belt near the International Border as Backward area, free insurance scheme for life, property, crops, cattle etc. and parity in the ex-gratia relief to the killed in border firing and those who have been killed in militancy related incidents the directions will be issued to all the concerned authorities to prepare the proposal to be taken up with the Union Government.
The Chief Minister assured that the government will take all the appropriate steps to do justice with the people affected due to the recent heavy rains and cross border firing.
In the end, Sh. Charak thanked to Chief Minister for releasing the amount to the tune of Rupees 2 Lakh for the treatment of an orphan, nephro patient.