Jammu: A 24×7 dedicated helpline through J&K Connect Centre headed by a senior Government officer has been established for finding the missing persons due to recent flood victims at the ground floor of the Office Complex of Divisional Commissioner at Rail head Complex, Jammu from today onwards. This information was shared by Shri Shantmanu, Divisional Commissioner Jammu during a press briefing today evening.
The major purpose of this J&K Connect Centre is to help in finding the missing persons all across the state due to recent floods. This Connect Centre shall be headed by Amit Sharma, Special Secretary to Government, Animal/Sheep Husbandry Department in Jammu who shall be assisted by a team of capable officers and staff for providing these services round the clock through this Help Centre. A facebook page with the domain name www.facebook.com/operationconnectjk has also been created as a facilitator for the said purpose. All the information on missing persons is updated on daily basis on this facebook page for information of information of all concerned.
Apart from this, four dedicated telephone helpline numbers have been started with the numbers 18001807049 (toll-free), 18001807050 (toll-free) 0191-2471522 and 0191-2471922.These helpline numbers shall function day and night on which requisite information regarding missing persons can be shared by all concerned. It has been requested to media to give wide publicity to these helpline numbers and this facebook page all across the state and country so that maximum people can be benefitted through it.
It is worthwhile to mention here that a similar kind of initiative during similar kind of natural disaster of Uttrakhand last year had paid rich dividends and it helped in connecting lot of missing people from all across the country who were travelling to Kedarnath hills with their near and dear ones. So, it is expected that J&K Connect Centre shall also play a pivotal role in connecting all missing persons in J&K state. This initiative has direct backing and guidance of PMO so as to ensure its success for finding missing persons due to J&K floods.