6000 Kashmiri Pandits To Get Jobs13 December 2010
Jammu: Disclosing that 6000 Kashmiri Pandit youth would be provided jobs under special employment package, the government Monday said 1800 KP youth have been given appointment orders and most of them have joined duties in Valley. Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla while releasing 327 volume of ‘Vijeshwar Panchang’-2011 written by Pandit Omakar Nath Shastri at a function held at Press Club here, said a special employment package has been sanctioned for the educated Kashmiri Pandit youth.“At least 6000 youth would be provided employment opportunities under the scheme. About 1800 KP youth have been provided appointment orders and good number of them have joined their duties in their respective places of postings in Valley,” he said. The minister said instructions were issued to the concerned authorities that the appointed KP youth should be posted keeping in view the entire situation for their convenience. “628 KP youth would be posted in Islamabad, 164 in Srinagar, 175 in Baramulla, 201 in Kupwara, 135 in Pulwama, 111 in Budgam, 93 in Shopain, 38 in Ganderbal, 9 in Bandipora and 141 in Kulgam districts,” he said. Bhalla said the Government of India has sanctioned Rs. 1618.41 crore package for proper rehabilitation of displaced KP families. “The Government has constructed residential quarters for proper rehabilitation of the migrants at Sheikhpora, Budgam, Mattan, Islamabad , Veesu, Qazigund and Hall in Pulwama district. The residential quarters at other would places also be developed on modern lines by providing all infrastructural facilities to the KPs”. “Government also constructed pre-fabricated quarters accommodation for Pandit Migrants at Vessu, Islamabad at a cost of Rs 30 crore. The accommodation is meant for the employees selected under Prime Minister’s Employment Package, who are to be posted in twin districts of Islamabad and Kulgam. The accommodation would provide multi-purpose community hall, dispensary, fair price shop and boundary wall besides blacktopped link roads. The instructions were issued to concerned executing agency to complete the ongoing work within stipulated time frame. The finishing touch to as many as 140 quarters at Vessu is being given and will be handed over to the candidates by the end of this month,” he said. He said that a separate block has been identified for accommodating female candidates in the venues. “The candidates selected in Baramulla and Kupwara district would be given accommodation at Baramulla in the first phase and in the second phase the quarters will be constructed at Kupwara. For Srinagar and Budgam district, the quarters are being constructed at Sheikhpora”. The Minister said that 4218 flats for KPs being constructed at a cost of Rs 335 crore at Jagti in Nagrota Township are nearing completion and the allotments would be made to the displaced families by 2011. “The township will have all necessary facilities like roads, health centre, community hall, educational institution, old age home, common facilities centre, STP, Escalation, shopping complex, post office, bank besides facilities of sewerage, drainage, parks, drinking water and electricity,” he added.