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Govt. sanctions SOG and BDS as specified category of JKP; JK-DGP thanks LG, Administration

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Jammu, Jan 20: The Director General of Police, J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir Police has expressed gratitude to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir for sanction of Special Operation Group and Bomb Disposal Squads as a classified category of Jammu Kashmir Police.

He has also thanked JK administration for clearing promotion of IGsP, DIsG and other IPS officers of Jammu Kashmir Police.

Shri Singh while thanking the Hon’ble Lt. Governor Jammu & Kashmir Shri Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary J&K Shri B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, Home secretary Shri Shaleen Kabra has said that the sanction would give a formal structure to elite wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police and enable drawl of the hardship allowance for specified category of JK Police. He said this will boost the morale of the Jawans and motivate them for better performance in challenging circumstances.

DGP has also congratulated the IPS officers and their families who have been cleared for the promotion by the Departmental Promotion Committee yesterday. He has wished them all the best and good luck.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Hon’ble Home Minister and Union Home Secretary for their clearance to hold DPC in respect of IPS officers due for promotion as on First of January 2021 in the erstwhile JK cadre. 

The Home Department has issued an order with reference to the government order No 72-F of 2019 of 16 January 2019 and government order No Home-878 of 2019 dated 1 August 2019 to this effect. The decision will benefit 2288 officers and Jawans working on anti terror front and 179 Bomb Disposal Squad personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Meanwhile, the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary J&K Shri B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, Advisor to Hon’ble LG Ladakh Shri Umang Narula, Home secretary J&K Shri Shaleen Kabra and DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh has cleared the promotion of 1996 batch IPS officers to the rank of ADGP which includes IGP Jammu Zone Shri Mukesh Singh, IGP Crime J&K Shri M. K. Sinha, and IGP Armed Jammu Zone Shri Danesh Rana.

The DPC also cleared three DIsG of 2007 IPS batch DIG Udhampur Reasi Range Shri Sujit Kumar, DIG Jammu Kathua Samba Range Shri Vivek Gupta, DIG North Kashmir Range Shri M. Suleman Choudhary for confirmation as DIsG and DIG Doda Kishtwar Ramban Range Shri Abdul Jabbar for selection grade level 13 (IPS, 2008 Batch) 2017 IPS batch officers Shri Nikhil Borkar, Ms. Mohita Sharma, Ms. Tanushree and Shri Anayat Choudhary have been cleared for promotion as SsP in the said DPC.

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Ganderbal residents raise concern over rise in stray dogs

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(Asian News Hub) – The increasing numbers of stray dogs in Ganderbal district have become a cause of grave concern for the inhabitants of the district who are not able to move around freely.

Locals of several villages in Ganderbal told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the situation has turned into a serious problem with concerned authorities turning a deaf ear to the public outcry.

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Locals said that herds of dogs can be seen on the prowl at various areas of the district and sub district.

“The increasing number of stray dogs are posing a grave threat to the life of people and the movement of people, especially children, elders and women has become difficult during morning and evening hours,” locals said.

People have alleged that the steep rise in dog population was due to their transportation from urban areas during night hours and have appealed to the concerned authorities to tackle the menace at an earliest so that people heave a sigh of relief.

Inhabitants alleged that the authorities are doing nothing to control the menace.

“Scores of dogs are seen on the prowl at various areas of the district including busy markets of Kangan, Ganderbal and other places,” they said.

Locals said it has become difficult during morning and evening hours to move at ease.

“We are living under threat due to the dog menace. We cannot move freely on roads and go to mosques during wee hours,” said Wani Bilal, a local resident of Ganderbal.

He said that our school going children are vulnerable to attacks by stray dogs which forced us to stop them from attending school.

Locals said that municipal authorities have failed to look into the matter despite repeated requests to them.

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Manpower shortage mars SMC: Against requirement of 7000 sweepers, corporation has only 2700

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Corporation mulls to outsource sanitation, approval sent for necessary action: Dy Mayor

(Asian News Hub) – The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is facing an acute shortage of manpower with officials stating it has sent an approval to the concerned authorities to outsource the sanitation in Srinagar.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the officials said that SMC requires a total of 7000 sweepers, but it unfortunately has only 2700, which means the corporation is facing shortage of over 60 percent shortage.

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They said that with the shortage of the manpower, the sanitation has finally got affected, besides pushing the existing manpower to the wall.

“The amount of garbage being lifted per day has also increased as against a total of 300 tons per day, the SMC is lifting 650 tons of garbage every day from Srinagar including its outskirts,” the officials said.

They said that there is a need to increase the manpower to ensure that the sanitation is not affected and the safayi karamcharis are not overburdened.

Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor SMC, Parvaiz Qadri, when contacted admitted the shortage of manpower, saying that such is the situation that the representatives from every wards is suggesting to go for outsourcing of sanitation process here in Srinagar as the fewer number of sweepers are not able to cater all the areas with corporation’s jurisdiction.

He also informed that the corporation has sent an approval to the Executive Committee with regard to the outsourcing of sanitation in Srinagar.

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Plastic Factory gutted in midnight blaze at SIDCO Pulwama

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(Asian News Hub) – A plastic factory was reduced to ashes in industrial area of SIDCO Lassipora in Pulwama district in a massive fire that broke out on Monday late night.

Reports reaching the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the fire broke out at the factory namely ‘Stalwart plastics’ on Monday at around 10 PM and engulfed the whole factory.

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Officials said that 44 RR headquarter, which is near the factory rushed to the spot to douse the fire, adding that the fire tenders from defence forces were also roped in to douse the flames.

They said that on priority, the civilians were evacuated and then team of Army, police and fire and emergency started operation to control the fire.

They said that the fire was doused after almost two-hour-long operation, adding that no loss of life has been reported while the industry was reduced to ashes while the cause of fire is being ascertained.

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