Proceedings of Legislative Assembly on 20th Feb 2014

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26418 selections made by SSRB in last five years: Rather
JAMMU, FEBRUARY 20: Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather today informed the House that 52638 posts were referred to Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) since 2009-10 and so far 26418 selections have been made.
Replying to a question by Mr. Abdul Gani Malik in the House, the Finance Minister informed that with the opening balance of 16659 posts 4058 posts referred in 2009-10 and selection of 10045 posts made by the SSRB. He said 10998 posts referred during 2010-11 and selection of 4855 posts were made.
The Minister informed that 3297 posts were referred to the SSRB during 2011-12 and selections of 3267 posts were made during the said period. He said 2594 posts were referred during 2012-13 and selections of 6642 posts made during last fiscal, whileas 15032 posts were referred during current fiscal till February 14 to SSRB and selection of 1609 posts made during the said period.
In reply to the supplementaries by some members, the Finance Minister informed that Government endeavours to fill up all vacant posts through recruitment agencies in a time bound manner adding that the recruitment process during past was delayed due to court stay which was vacated. He said recently the results of written examination for 11, 000 posts was out and necessary selection process is on through SSRB. He said the selection of MVD inspectors have also been made by the SSRB and orders in favour of selected candidates would be issued soon. He said Government would fill the vacant posts of PSC members besides posting of SSRB members well in time to ensure time bound selections in different departments.
Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Mr. Jugal Kishore, Mr. Yashpal Kundal, Mr. A. R. Veeri, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, Advocate Abdul Haq and Mr. Nizam-ud-Din Bhat raised supplementaries and highlighted the issues of selection of Jail Wardens, Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers Handwara, Class-IV employees list of Baramulla, teachers selection list of Kupwara besides prompt selection to vacant posts in health, education, horticulture departments.

Rs. 37.15 Cr released for upliftment of SC, ST communities: Sakina
Minister for Social Welfare, Ms Sakina Itoo today informed the House that an amount of Rs. 29.85 crore have been released under TSP and Article 275 (1) for upliftment of Scheduled Cast and Scheduled Tribe communities in the State during last and current fiscal.
Replying to a question by Mr. Ashwani Sharma, the Social Welfare Minister informed the House that under SCA to SCSP Rs. 7.30 crore have been released in Jammu division during last and current fiscals for development of SC and ST communities living in different districts.
The Social Welfare Minister informed that 886 income generating units have been set up in different constituencies of the state under direct financing and bank type schemes during last and current financial years.
The Minister said that an amount of Rs. 33.47 lakh have been utilized under SCA to SCP, SCA to TSP and Article 275 (1) for construction of different works besides setting up of income generating units including cutting and tailoring centers in Bishnah constituency during the said period.
In reply to the supplementaries raised by some members, the Minister said that adequate funds are being provided under normal plan for the upliftment of SC and ST communities in the State but no separate plan has yet been formulated. She however, said that the Social Welfare Department implementing SCA to TSP, Article-275 (1) , SCA to SCSP and bank Tie Up / direct Financing Schemes for upliftment of such communities in the state.
Mr. Ashok Kumar, Mr. Harshdev Singh, Mr. M. Y. Tarigami and Mr. Lal Chand raised the supplementaries and demanded all round development of SC ST communities.

Rules for felling of Khair trees being notified: Altaf
Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad today informed the House that in pursuance of Supreme Court directions for allowing the felling of Khair trees in the State the rules are being formulated and are being notified by the Government.
Replying to a question by Mr. Charanjeet Singh in the House, the Minister informed that as per the conditions contained in para 45 (i) and (ii) of the recommendations of Central Empowered Committee, the Jammu and Kashmir Non-Forest Land Khair Trees Management Plan Rules 2014 as approved by the Centre Empowered Committee/Supreme Court are being notified.

Rs. 738.43 Cr AIBP approval for J&K schemes: Sham
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Mr. Sham Lal Sharma today informed the House that funds to the tune of Rs. 738.43 crore have been released under AIBP for construction of different irrigation projects in the State during last three fiscals adding that against which an amount of Rs. 559.10 crore were expended on different projects during the said period in the State.
Replying to a question by Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, the Minister informed that three irrigation schemes including Dwalat Khul, Deethu Khul and Kanganhal tube well schemes in Shangus constituency were mooted to the Centre for approval of funds adding that tube well scheme Kanganhal of Rs. 1.11 crore was dropped due to new guidelines where under tube well schemes are not eligible for funding. He said Lift Irrigation Scheme, Rakh-e-Brah stands already commissioned.
The Minister informed that no orchard Lift Irrigation Schemes has been approved during last two financial years. The Lift Irrigation Scheme Hapatkhut and Khodapura of Bijbehara constituency have been cleared under 12th TAC. He said the DPRs of the schemes Issus, Odous, Kanganhal and Checki-Ishwardas are framed and are under consideration.
Mr. M. Y. Tarigami, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Mr. A. R. Veeri, Haji Mohammad Ashraf raised supplementaries and demanded upgradation of irrigation facilities, desilting, modernization of irrigation canals besides clearance of outstanding liabilities of some projects.

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