ACB establishment to benefit people, reduce gulf: Reddy

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/23/2020 11:43:02 PM

‘Role of J&K exemplary’

GANDERBAL, Jan 23: Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy Thursday said that establishment of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Jammu and Kashmir would directly benefit people and reduce the gulf between them and the government.
The Union Minister was addressing a function here today in connection with central government’s outreach programme. The Union Minister assured that the establishment of ACB would weed-out corrupt practices and further enhance administrative efficiency in J&K.
“There would be no lacunas now in tackling the corruption and funds meant for the intending beneficiaries would reach to them on priority," he added.
Reddy said that the central government’s focus right now is to bring investment in J&K to generate employment avenues for the youth.
Later, the Union Minister e-inaugurated several developmental projects in the Ganderbal district worth Rs 30.07 crore.
The projects included construction of new playfield at Lar, water supply schemes at Surfraw, Kangan and Haripora, construction of girls hostel at Government Degree College Kangan and construction of six class rooms including Psychology lab at Government Degree College Kangan in presence of Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Affairs, Shaleen Kabra, and DDC Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan.
He also met several delegations and interacted with the people about the implementation of the various developmental schemes.
Reddy also paid a visit to Police Training School Manigam where he had an interaction with trainees and Jawans of District Police Ganderbal.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, DDC Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan, SSP Ganderbal Khalil Ahmad Poswal and other concerned accompanied the Union Minister.
While addressing the Jawans and trainees, Reddy appreciated the role of J&K Police in collaboration with other security forces for helping in bringing down graph of violence in J&K.
He said J&K is a professional and one of the elite forces of the country who have put in extra efforts in defeating the designs of anti-national elements.
He also assured the Jawans that their demands and grievances shall be given a sympathetic consideration.
Reddy also met scores of public deputations and individuals from different areas of the district who called on him here today.
Deputations which met the Union Minister included District Fruit Growers Association, District Traders Federation, BDCs, District Transport Association, Councilors, Development Forum Ganderbal, Pony Walas, Youth Village Committees, Auqaf members besides Civil Society members.
The Union Minister said that district Ganderbal has a huge potential for tourism and central Government is committed to take all necessary steps for rapid infrastructure development in the valley to increase the footfall of tourists.
He said that the government is committed to ensure all round development of Jammu and Kashmir and the current visit of Union Ministers is part of the initiative to take efficient governance to the doorsteps of people.
Reddy urged the people to avail the benefits of various schemes of the Government and directed the concerned to disseminate the information about the importance of the government policies with regard to the overall development of the J&K and its people.
He said various steps taken in this direction are underway and assured that the Union Government will take every possible step to complete all developmental projects which are under execution in a time-bound manner.



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