Rajouri: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan on Thursday chaired a Civil-Military Liaison Conference to discuss various issues under its purview.
The meeting was attended by the ADC, Sher Singh; ASP, Liyaqat Chowdhury; ACR, Mohd Ashraf; DFO Rajouri, Arshdeep; ACD, Sushil Khajuria and DPO, Chander Kant Bhagat besides officers from Army and paramilitary forces including OC 31 BRTF, KRJ Reddy; OC 57 RCC, Ranjeet Singh were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, a threadbare discussion was held on various issues related to the release of rental compensation, the role of the army for the proper implementation of the Disaster Management and District Environment plan and other vital issues also discussed in the meeting.
The DDC, while speaking at the meeting, said that the liaison of the District Administration with the Army is very important as the Army acts as the rapid response team for disaster management, restoration and rehabilitation and working of civil admin in its close coordination was the dire need of the hour.
The DDC said that the work on two important bridges including Batala Mang Bridge being executed by the PWD and Suktala bridge being executed by the BRO is held up due to some land issues with the Army. He asked the concerned Army officer to amicably resolve the issues at the earliest to resume work on these vital developmental projects for the benefit of the common masses.
It was decided in the meeting that an equal chunk of the land shall be provided to the Army in return for their land for the Batala Mang bridge. The concerned officers from the Police Department were asked to deploy the required number of personnel at the site of construction for security purpose till the work on the bridge is completed.
The DDC also directed the ADEO to ensure the timely release of the compensation of the land acquired by the army and the rental payment.
The DDC informed that the District Administration has finalized the District Environment Plan recently and asked the Army officers to play an important role in making the district neat and clean. He also informed that the District Administration has decided to declare the Rajouri as a white district and advised the concerned Army officers to also paint their residential blocks white.