Relief Commissioner conducts weeklong tour of Kashmir; Takes stock of grievances of Migrant Employees


SRINAGAR : On the directions of Secretary Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (M), Ashok Pandita, conducted a week long tour of Kashmir to assess and sort out problems being faced by the Migrant Employees in the valley.

In this connection, he met several concerned officers and discussed issues like accommodation, inter-district transfers, transfers of employees to safer places besides facilities being provided to the employees at the transit camps.

Relief Commissioner was told that about 1230 employees are residing in pre-fabricated accommodation at Natnussa (Kupwara), Veervan (Baramulla), Haal (Shopian) besides concrete (2BHK) flats at Vessu (Kulgam), Sheikhpura (Badgam) and Mattan (Anantnag).

He visited these colonies and took stock of facilities being provided to the inmates in these flats. He directed the field staff and the officers of other agencies to ensure that all the basic amenities are provided to the inhabitants of these transit camps.

At Natnussa Kupwara, the inmates complained about poor power supply and internet service. The issue was taken with the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara who revealed the issue has already been taken up with PDD Handwara and will be resolved shortly. The Internet problem has also been raised up with all the Companies who have assured that Towers will be installed soon.

Besides the Deputy Commissioner is visiting the colony and has installed 12 solar lights in the colony.

The Relief Commissioner thanked the concerned District Development Commissioner for attending the concerns of the inmates.

Relief Commissioner stated the new constructions are going on at more than 20 places and by 2022 all the PM package employees will be provided with concrete and suitable accommodation. At present, the construction is in full swing at Wandhama Ganderbal, Odina Bandipora, Fatehpora Baramulla, Alowpora Shopian and it is expected that the accommodation will be allotted to the employees in the coming months of March and April.

He visited the construction sites at Wandhama, Odina, Fatehpura, Kulangam Bagh and took stock of pace of progress on ongoing works. He was accompanied by Tehsildar Relief Srinagar, employees of engineering wing and other concerned Relief officials.

All the issues raised there were discussed threadbare with Chief Engineer PW(R&B) Department, Executive Engineers and concerned contractors for an early redressal.

Meanwhile, Relief Commissioner also attended his camp office Srinagar and took stock of grievances of the migrants putting up in various hotels in Srinagar.

Relief Commissioner assured the complainants that he will be organizing camps to reach to the PM package employees at their door steps to mitigate their issues and concerns.


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