Dy CM reviews progress of relief disbursement among displaced persons

Directs admin to facilitate beneficiaries in completing formalities

Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the divisional and district administrations here to extend full cooperation to the displaced persons to enable them complete the formalities for entitlement of relief under Prime Minister’s Special Package.

Speaking at a joint meeting of senior functionaries and representatives of refugee organizations here today, he asked the concerned departments to adopt a proactive approach to minimize the difficulties faced by the prospective beneficiaries in completing the requisite formalities.

The Dy CM was responding to the issues raised by the representatives about the problems faced by the DPs in the completion of formalities and preparation of requisite revenue documents.

Dr Singh said the government his highly sensitive to the problems and difficulties of DPs and is working for the mitigation of the same. He called upon the government functionaries to complete the process on war footing and send the cases to the Centre so that beneficiaries get the first installment under the Prime Minister’s relief package.

He further said the Ministry of Home Affairs has appointed a Nodal Officer to exclusively coordinate with the refugees for redressing their day to day issues.

Responding to the issues raised by the representatives, he directed the officers to a keep check on the elements unlawfully fleecing the genuine beneficiaries. “The People should be made fully aware about the procedure and required documents to save them from such elements” he asserted and assured that all genuine persons will get their due under the PM’s relief package.

He informed that the state government has also discussed the problems faced by the West Pakistani Refugees in terms of disbursement of relief to them with MHA adding that the later is working out a suitable procedure to overcome the problems.

Dr Singh directed Divisional Commissioner to constitute a Committee of senior officers of district administrations of Jammu, Kathua, Samba and representatives of displaced persons of 1947,1965 and 1971 to visit MHA and settle the issues of pending claims on account of land deficiency/enlistment of left out families etc.

“The Committee shall make its recommendations along with the details of the families entitled to any relief so that matter is settled by the competent authority” he directed.

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr M.K Bhandari, Deputy Commissioners and ACRs of Samba, Kathua and Jammu and other senior officers of concerned departments were present in the meeting.

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