Seven Hallmarks of Governor’s Rule in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, April 2: Nearly three-month-long good and responsive governance under the Governor’s rule is a lesson for a democratically elected government on how the state administration in been run.

Governor NN Vohra, who has been administrating the state since January 8, not only brought the administrative machinery to life, but also invoked the fundamentals of governance.

The administration remained on toes and took various important decisions concerning larger interest of society.

2016 are some of the hallmarks of the Governor’s rule.

  • Termination of service of 100 non-performing doctors.
  • Implementation of Rs 80,000-crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the state during his visit to J&K in November 2015.
  • Implementation of the National Food Security Act.
  • Vacation of large tracts in the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Kargil by the Army and swift decisions on the new media advertisement policy and the Industrial Policy.2016 are some of the hallmarks of the Governor’s rule.
  • Governor appointed two retired IAS officers as his advisers and constituted the State Administrative Council (SAC).
  • The government disbursed more than Rs 1,000 crore among the affected house owners and traders in less than a month.
  • Increase in allocation of food grains to people under the National Food Security Act.

“I have taken the oath to run the state for the betterment of people. I want best results from all of you (officers),” Vohra had said while sending a strong message to the state bureaucracy.

The Governor also announced a set of guidelines in the form of standard operating procedure,  which need to be followed during the Governor’s rule in the state in future.

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