Proceedings of Legislative Council on 03 Mar 2014

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2 Resolutions withdrawn, 1 adopted in LC
JAMMU, March 03- The House today adopted the Resolution moved by Nurboo Gialchan regarding creation of separate Ladakh division.
Two other Resolutions, moved by Mr. Bashir Ahmed Magrayand Dr. Bashir Ahmed Veeri, were withdrawn by the members after receiving assurance from the Government.
Resolution moved by Bashir Ahmed Magray was regarding implementation of Ribbon Development Act while the Resolution moved by Dr. B.A. Veeri was about creation of separate, seasonal and temporary administrative set-up for smooth conduct of annual Shri Amar NathJiYatra.

 Question Hour
115 appointments made in SMG during last 3 years: Manohar
JAMMU, MARCH 03:    Minister of State for Transport, Dr. ManoharLal Sharma while replying to a question raised by S. Dharambir Singh Oberoi in the Legislative Council today said that no casual, need basis and Contractual appointments have been made in the State Motor Garages Department (SMG) during the last three years. However, 115 permanent appointments have been made during the period including regularization of services of 09 adhoc employees as per the Government Policy.
He said the promotion of officers of State Motor Garages Department has been made by the Government as per the standing Gazetted Recruitment Rules of the Department.

PHC Panthachowk functional: Mir
Efforts underway to complete all roads in Doda
JAMMU, MARCH 03:    Minister for Tourism, Mr. G.A. Mir replying to a question raised by Sheikh Ghulam QadirPardesi in the Legislative Council said that New Type Primary Health Centre is functional at Pantha Chowk and efforts are underway to provide ambulance to the hospital during the next financial year subject to the availability of funds.
Replying to another question raised by Mr. Sham LalBhagat, the Minister said that 89 schemes were sanctioned during last three years in erstwhile Doda district under PMGSY Phase –VIII and IX. Out of these, 29 schemes have been taken up for execution and rest of the schemes is under tendering process. One scheme namely “road from National Highway to Digdol”has been Black topped under Phase-I with a length of 1.34 Km at a cost of Rs. 31.10 lakh.
He said that the department is making all-out effort to complete all the roads at the earliest. However, the work on most of the schemes in the erstwhile district Doda has got delayed due to non-response for the stage-II schemes sanctioned under phase –VIII and IX, primarily due to low cost celling in the sanctioned cost at Schedule of Rates 2008. The matter stands taken up with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
In reply to another question by Rani GargiBlowria, the Minister informed that the Vijaypur- Ramgarh- SM Pur road is a Defence Road and is being maintained by Border Road Organization (BRO), adding that there is no proposal of improvement/ upgradation of existing road with the Organization.
Replying to another question by Mr. Showkat Hussain Ganai, Mr. Mir informed that the construction work of Health Sub- Centre, Turkawangam and Wachi has been proposed in the current years plan at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.76 crore each for which Rs. 10 lakh each has been earmarked for the purpose.
The Minister further informed that the construction work of Health Sub Centres Chittergam and Kapran would be taken up during the next financial year subject to availability of funds and land.

Matter of restoration of Waqaf land pursued: Peerzada
Minister for Haj &Auqaf, Peerzada Mohammad Syed replying to a question raised by Syed Naeem Akhter Andrabi in the Legislative Council said that no Committee was appointed in 2013 to scrutinize the functioning of Waqaf Board. He said that the matter of restoration of encroached Waqaf land has been taken up with the concerned Departments for retrieval of property or payment of compensation/ rent and occupation charges and the Waqaf properties encroached by the locals/ individuals have been retrieved in some places and in other cases the Department is processing the eviction proceeding as per the relevant provisions of J&K Wakaf Act 2001.
The Minister said that the total area of the DargahHazrat Ibrahim Qadri (RA) at Gandhi Nagar was 74 kanals& 06 Marlas out of which Government has requisitioned 12 kanals and 05 marlas leaving the remaining 62 kanals and 01 marlas with the Ziarat. The above mentioned Ziarat alongwith the Wakaf properties have not been taken over by the AuqafIslmia Jammu for its management, he added and maintained that the matter was taken by the petitioner (Mujawirs) to Supreme Court, who passed directions in favour of AuqafIslamia Jammu for taking over of ZiaratSharief and other Auqaf properties. The petitioners have again approached High Court and raised dispute regarding proper identification of suit property, the case is being vigorously followed by AuqafIslamia Jammu.            `


Orders passed for release of 3rd installment of 6th Pay Commission arrears to pensioners: Rather
The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather in reply to a question by Syed Mohammad Rafiq Shah informed the House that order has been issued to the concerned for release of 3rd installment of arrears of 6th Pay Commission in favour of the pensioners.
He further said that the Pay Anomaly Committee has submitted its recommendations/ report to the cabinet regarding removal of pay anomalies of clerical cadre, Junior Engineers and Agriculture Extension Officer. Accordingly Finance Department pursuant to the cabinet Decision No. 262/25/2010 dated 10.12.2010 issued a Government order no 296-F of 2010 dated 21.12.2010 for redressing the anomaly of these categories.
Mr. Rather further informed the House that the State Government has revived the pay anomaly committee vide G.O. No. 67-GAD of 2012, dated 16.1.2012. The terms of reference of the said committee are to examine various anomalies and disparities amongst different categories of the employees. The revived pay anomalies committee discussed and submitted its report regarding the pay anomalies of Clerical cadre, Home Department and Revenue Department. The Pay Anomaly Committee is a standing Committee to examine the cases referred to it by various departments on case to case basis.
Replying to another question by NarbooGailchan, Mr. Rather informed that a well devised mechanism for holding the meetings of the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) is already in place to ensure that the proposals relating to promotion/ regularization of services, against higher posts are considered in a time bound manner, requiring no further intervention in this regard.
While replying to another question by Sheikh Ghulam Rasool, Mr. Rather informed the House that in terms of the second schedule of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules (Rule 8-entry 17), proposals for appointment of the Chairman and the Members of the Public Service Commission have to be brought before the Cabinet and these recommendations of the Cabinet are submitted to the Governor for appointment of the Chairman/ Members.
He further informed that whereas for Accountability Commission is concerned every appointment shall be made after obtaining the recommendations of a Committee consisting of the Chief Minister, Chairman, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Chief Justice of the High Court of J&K,  Law Minister of the State, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly are its members.
Whereas, with regard to the Backward Classes Commission the members are nominated by the Government which include the Chairperson  who has been a judge of Supreme Court or High Court,  an eminent educationist, a person who has for at least two years held the post of Secretary to Government or any other post under the Government carrying a scale of pay which is not less than that of a Secretary to Government and shall in either case have adequate administrative experience, the minster maintained and added that two persons preferably belonging to backward classes who have special knowledge in matters relating to backward classes are also involved in the process of nominating.
Mr. Rather further informed the House that Section -4 of J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examination (JKBOPEE) Act-2002 lays down the procedure for appointment of Chairman which is followed. The Committee prescribed under the Act, after examining the CV and integrity of the officers recommends the name/ names for appointment to the post of the Chairman. The recommendations are place before the Cabinet and the orders of appointment are issued with its approval.
The Minister said that as for as the procedure for appointment of Chairman, J&K Board of School Education (JK BOSE) is concerned, the government is adopting a fair selection process through a Search Committee constituted at the time of selection process comprising the eminent personalities/ administrators/ educationists of impeccable integrity for recommending panel of eligible officers to the Government. The input from different sources i.e CID and vigilance are also obtained for ascertaining the integrity of the candidates while recommending their names for appointment, he maintained.

Rs. 1501.68 crore stands spent under NRDWP during last four years: Sham
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Mr. Sham Lal Sharma replying to a question of Naresh Kumar Gupta raised by Narboo Gialchan, informed that Rs. 1501.68 crore has been spent during April 2010 to April 2013 under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in the State.
The Minister further informed that 474 tube-wells and 9733 Mark-II Hand Pumps have been installed in the State under NRDWP and State Sector Schemes during last three years.

12 ACM decisions are under implementation: Ajaz
Minister of State for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Khan today informed that, out of 16 decisions recently taken in the Apex Committee Meeting (ACM) held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister regarding problems of Kashmiri Pandit Migrants, 12 are under implementation.
The Minister further informed that the tendering process for construction of shopping complex, comprising 130 shops, has been initiated. He said that the PHE Department would take-over Jagti Water Supply Schemes for operation and maintenance.
Referring to the shortage of medicines in Health Sub-Centre established at different Migrants Camps, the Minister informed that the Directorate of Health Service would ensure supply of medicines to all these centres as per the set norms for other health centres in Jammu. The Department of Health and Medical Education provides drivers for three ambulances for migrant camps which would be made available shortly.

Degree Colleges Sunderbani, Nowshehra are functional: Dr. Manohar
Minister of State for Higher Education Dr. ManoharLal Sharma replying to a question by Mr. Ravinder Kumar Sharma informed that the Government Degree College, Sunderbani was sanctioned during 2011-12 under State Sector and has been made functional in a makeshift accommodation.
The Minister further informed that at present, 270 students are enrolled in the College. He said as many as 21 posts of various categories stand created for the College. He said out of 10 created posts of Assistant Professors, 9 have been filled by way of academic arrangements.
Dr. Manohar informed that land measuring 83 kanals-3 marlas has been identified at village Bhajwal- Sunderbani for construction of College complex for which an amount of Rs. 1.40 crore is kept available with the department for taking up construction work on Degree College during 2013-14.
The Minister informed that Government Degree College, Nowshera was sanctioned during 2007-08 under Phase 2nd of the Prime Minister’s Re-construction Plan (PMRP) and was made functional in 2008 in makeshift accommodation for which 14 posts of Assistant Professors in 29 posts of various categories stand created.
Dr. Manohar informed that land measuring 102 kanals-3 marlas including 46kanlas-5 marlas of private land at Nonial, Tehsil Nowshera has been transferred to the Higher Education Department for establishment of College. He said Rs. 1.19 crore as land compensation has been released to the Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri for disbursement among land owners.
The Minister further informed that against the estimated cost of Rs. 11.50 crore, an amount of Rs. 7.73 crore stands released to the JK PCC. The work on the ground floor of the building stands completed while as, the construction work on first floor is apace, he maintained.

Business in LC
Rather lays report copies of J&K PSC
Jammu, March 3: Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather, on behalf of Chief Minister, today laid on the table of the House, copies of the 55th and 56th reports of the J&K Public Service Commission  for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13