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Reservations to backward classes being provided under SRO-294: Sakina
Assembly-2012 -Question Hour

Jammu,March 28 (Scoop News) - Minister for Social Welfare, Ms Sakina Itoo has said that reservations to socially and educationally backward classes of the state in government services are being provided under SRO-294, adding that under this SRO 2% reservation in government services is being given to social castes, 3% to residents of areas adjoining line of actual control and 20% resident of backward areas.
This was stated by the Minister in reply to a question by Ashok Khajuria in Legislative Assembly today. She said that the reservations are determined and provided as per the overall percentage of the population of a particular community of the state.
Legislators, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi, Jagdish Raj Sapolia, Ch. Zulafkar, Ashwani Kumar, Jugal Kishore and Aijaz Ahmed Jan raised supplementaries to the question.





Proposal for establishment of 17 trauma centers submitted to Centre: Sham
Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sham Lal Sharma has said that government has submitted a proposal for establishment of 17 trauma centers in the state including trauma center at Banihal and Ramsoo to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for sanction and funding.
This was stated by the Minister in reply to a question by Vikar Rasool in Legislative Assembly today. He said the government has adopted population norms for plain and hilly areas for setting up of various health institutions. He said under these norms SDH/CHC is established in plain areas having population of 1.20 lakh and in hilly areas having population of 80,000. He said under these norms primary health centers are being established in plain areas with the population of 30, 000 and in hilly areas with 20, 000 population. Whileas sub centers is being opened in plain areas with the population of 5000 and hilly areas having population of 3000.
The Minister said that opening and upgradation of health institutions are considered on the recommendations of the concerned district development board decisions besides keeping in view feasibility, norms and availably of resources.
He said no medical aid center have been established in Banihal constituency during last two years. He said department has started remote sensing for establishment of new health institutions, adding that concerned authorities have been also directed to submit feasibility report for setting up of health institutions in erstwhile Doda district including Neel and Pugal areas of the Banihal constituency.
Legislators, G. M. Saroori, Dr. Mohammad Shafi, Sajad Ahmed Kitchloo and Ch. Mohammad Ramzan raised the supplementaries to a question.
In reply to another question by Feroz Ahmed Khan, the Health Minister said that there is no proposal for upgradation of 14 allopathic dispensaries to the level of primary health centers in Kargil district. He, however, said that change of nomenclature as new type primary health centers of 240 allopathic dispensaries in the state is under active consideration of the government and orders in this regard would be issued at the earliest.



Rs. 21.43 cr utilized in Sgr, Jammu cities under BSUP: Nasir
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Nasir Aslam Wani has said that Rs. 21.43 crore has been expended during last three fiscals in Srinagar and Jammu cities for improvement of basic amenities and rehabilitation for Slum and Urban Poor under Basic Service for Urban Poor Programme (BSUP).
This was stated by the Minister in reply to a question by Peerzada Mansoor Hussain in Legislative Assembly today. He said Rs. 6.75 crore has been released against the sanctioned cost of Rs. 15 crore for solid waste management projects in Anantnag, Sopore, Baramulla, Kupwara and Ganderbal towns under UIDSSMT scheme. He said no expenditure has yet been incurred on the said projects as the sanctioned cost of Rs. 15 crore is much below than the appraised cost of Rs. 36.76 crore. He said despite putting the works to tender, no response was received.
The Minister said a liability of Rs. 3.85 lakh and Rs. 5.50 lakh was created in respect of Achhabal and Shangus towns respectively due to submission of work done bills into the treasury on 31st March 2011, but could not be cleared due to cash crunch.
The Minister said that LAWDA had an unspent amount of Rs. 20 crore as on April 1st 2010. He said the allocation for the year 2010-11 under state plan was Rs. 40 crore in addition to the funds amounting to Rs. 23.81 crore available with it under the National Lakes Conservation Plan.
The Minister said that LAWDA could not spent the money due to the adverse law and order situation for more than four months from June onwards in 2010, thereby considerable length of working season was lost.
He said out of an earmarked allocation of Rs. 40 crore during 2010-11, an amount of Rs. 12.50 crore was kept in civil deposit which was released during current fiscal.
The Minister said since the LAWDA could not spent the entire amount during last fiscal, the funds to the tune of Rs. 10 crore were re-appropriated to other heads operated by the department with the prior approval of the Planning and Development Department, otherwise these funds would have lapsed.
Legislators, M. Y. Tarigami, Harshdev Singh, Basharat Bukhari, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, Jugal Kishore, Javid Mustafa, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat, A. R. Veeri, Ashwani Kumar, Balwant Singh Mankotia, Hakeem Mohammad Yasin and Rafi Ahmed Mir raised supplementaries to the main question.


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