After abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir, The main focus of Government is to develop the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh UTs. Governor Satya Pal Malik has announced 50,000 government jobs for youth of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh UTs.
Hon’ble Governor Satya Pal Malik, J&K stated, “as a first step, my government has identified 50,000 vacancies in the government. They are at multiple levels. We will fill these 50,000 vacancies in the next few months. This will generate employment for our youth.”
Hon’ble Governor, J&K further stated, “I urge our youth to come forward actively in this recruitment process. This will the largest single recruitment drive ever in Jammu & Kashmir or Ladakh.”
Hon’ble Governor addressed a press conference today at Srinagar. He stated that a few major decisions were taken by the Government a few weeks ago regarding Jammu & Kashmir.
- These decisions are historic & open new vistas for growth of all three regions – Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh. The decisions were taken keeping the interests of the people of Jammu & Kashmir in mind to ensure they benefit from economic growth happening in the rest of the country.
- The people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were getting left behind. One has to go across to Himachal to see how that state has progressed in the last 20 years.
- J&K has suffering for over 30 years from cross-border terrorism supported & fed by our neighbor. This cross-border terrorism has cost over 40,000 human lives. Economy has stagnated. There is no growth nor jobs nor investment. Tourism has been badly affected.
- Talking about Pakistan. Satyapal Malik said, “The statements from across the border were a cause of great concern. It is an open invitation for violence, killings, disruption of economic activity. “
- In a press briefing in Srinagar Hon’ble Governor J&K stated that to prevent any loss of lives, it was necessary for the govt to impose restrictions primarily to ensure that militants & terrorists are handicapped in their movements and don’t succeed to create fear & terror.
- People have been most cooperative & patient. The results of these restrictions are there for you to see. Not a single person has died so far in police action in the state. In the 2008 agitation over 50 people died. In the 2010 agitation over 100 people had died.
- In 2016, agitation over 80 people had died. Every life is precious. Is this not a singular achievement? It’s a result of the government’s efforts to maintain peace & all have worked day-night to ensure that normalcy be gradually restored without causing harm to individuals.
- Speaking In a press briefing in Srinagar Hon’ble Governor said that government is conscious of difficulties faced by people. Hence, from Day 1, we have been trying to improve the situation. A lot of relaxations have been gradually made, step by step, & more will happen.
- As of now, 81 out of 111 Police Stations in Kashmir have day time relaxations. A few more areas will open up in a few days. Only few hard core trouble spots will remain closed longer. In the state, 167 out of 197 Police stations have no daytime restrictions on movement.
- Schools are also being gradually opened up. In all 81 Police stations areas in Kashmir, primary, middle and high schools have been opened up. High schools were also opened today. Over 3000 primary schools and 1000 middle schools are functioning.
- We will gradually open up more in the days to come after watching the security situation. In Jammu & Ladakh division schools and colleges are open everywhere except colleges in Poonch.
- On telecom connectivity, we began by opening landlines. 46 out of 95 exchanges have been opened up. Mobile phones are working in 6 districts of Jammu. Today, we will be opening up mobile phones in all 10 districts of Jammu barring one location (Banihal).
- All 10 districts of Jammu and 2 districts of Ladakh will have no mobile connectivity issues. We are also opening up all mobile phones in Kupwara and Handwara. In a few days, relaxation will be considered in other areas also for mobile connectivity.
- On the issue of shortage of medicines Hon’ble Governor J&K stated that there are no shortages of medicines in any hospitals of the state. These are being monitored daily. False rumours about medicine shortages are being spread. This should not be believed.
- Patients are being given financial assistance liberally in all districts if they need it. Food and essential commodities are in stock. There is no shortage whatsoever on any front.
- Public transport is picking up and we will ensure that they are able to ply safely. Haj arrangements have been made for returning Haj pilgrims and there is no complaint there. To facilitate people, airline booking counters have been opened in TRC Srinagar.
- The country wants Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh to prosper. The country wants this region to be among the most developed in the nation. There are forces trying to prevent this but we will see that they are defeated.
- We will ensure that the identity, culture, religion, society, language and heritage of every person in Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh is preserved and protected. That is a solemn assurance given by the PM. We will restore normalcy in the region.
- We will deepen democracy and make it vibrant and truly representative. As a first step, we will conduct elections to Block Development Councils and complete it before the Darbar Move in October. Work has begun on this.
- We will follow up on the Back to the Village program and ensure that it produces results. I have released Rs 5 crores per district to ensure that this is used to kick start work in every panchayat.
- Panchayats already have over Rs 800 crores. Municipalities have also received large grants. The Central Government is working on large development schemes for J&K and Ladakh which will be announced soon.