SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 8: the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) would provide the necessary land for construction of Tribal Hostel in Jammu district so that the students of tribal communities get the requisite residential facilities while pursuing their education and other related activities.
The Dy CM was interacting with the deputation of Gaddi-Sappi led by Legislators, Mr. Jewan Lal, Mr. R. S. Pathinia, Mr. Dalip Parihar, Mr. Neelam Kumar Lengah, Mr. Dina Nath Bhaghat and Mr. Shakti Raj Parihar and State President, All J&K Gaddi-Sippi Tribes Welfare Association Mr. Parveen Jaryal.
The Minister for CA&PD and Tribal Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali was also present on the occasion.
The Minister for Tribal Affairs Ch. Zulfkar while speaking on the occasion said that the issue of exclusion of sub categories in the Schedule Tribe category would be taken up and necessary steps would also be taken for extending the benefit of pre-matric scholarships to the students belonging to the community. He also said that issue of giving representation to the Gaddi Sappi community in the State Tribal Advisory Board would also be taken up.