March 2021 News

Pandit Rehab Plan In Pipeline: L-G

25 March 2021
PTI


Jammu: Hinting that a proper rehabilitation plan for migrant Kashmiri Pandits might be in the pipeline, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said a lot had been thought about the community and soon 'something is going to happen which you have not even imagined'. He also said 8,000 underground bunkers had been completed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) for the safety of border residents and 1,200 more such structures would be constructed during the next financial year. 'We are also talking about 6,000 jobs and an equal number of residential accommodation for migrant Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley,' Sinha told reporters here. Responding to a question about linking Prime Minister's employment package with the overall rehabilitation of Pandits living in exile in the valley, he said rehabilitation was a different thing altogether. 'These 6,000 jobs for the community were notified earlier but the (recruitment) process got delayed due to various reasons. This is a minute part of the rehabilitation of the community. Our first priority was to complete the process as soon as possible and it has now reached the final stage,' he said.