3000 government jobs and 6000 new flats for Kashmiri Pandits
Jammu and Kashmir News
Along with a long term plan of constructing two-three composite townships for the KPs, the Home Ministry has prepared a blueprint that envisages 3000 government jobs and 6000 new flats as transit accommodation for the return and rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Pandits in the valley.
The ministry is ready to move a Cabinet note in respect of the plan which will cost Rs. 2000 crore as told by a government official. The official told media sources that if offered government jobs, Kashmiri Pandits will be willing to return to the valley. “The plan is now to construct 6000 flats in the valley as transit accommodation for Pandits to return to the valley,” he said.
J&K government has already promised the provision of land for the proposed flats and in addition 3000 new government jobs are to be offered to the Kashmiri pandits who return to the valley. These jobs will be in addition to the 3000 odd jobs already offered to them under the erstwhile UPA government’s 2004 package of Rs. 1618 crore and 5242 two room tenements constructed in Jammu and allotted to the migrants.
As per sources, the MHA is also working on a Phase –II plan which involves permanent rehabilitation of Pandits in two three composite townships of 2500 families each to be built near Srinagar and Anantnag.