LG, CS Among Top Officials Likely To Participate In Meeting Schedule On Tuesday Morning
Srinagar, May 16 (GNS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to chair a high level meeting in New Delhi about the security situation of Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow.
According to reports, the meeting is scheduled at 11 am in North Block and will be attended among others from J&K by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) RK Goyal, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and Special DG CID Rashmi Ranjan Swain.
Also Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and heads of all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Central Intelligence agencies as well as other senior officers of the MHA are expected to attend the meeting, they said.
The Lieutenant Governor is already in New Delhi and met defence minister Rajnath Singh.
Sources told GNS meeting is to take overall review of security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of targeted killings and arrangements for upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra.
The meeting comes a couple of days after that Lieutenant Governor constituted a special cell for PM package employees in the L-G secretariat to look into grievances of the Kashmiri Pandit employees.
The cell will coordinate with district administrations and other departments to resolve all issues. The administration is expected to present blue print of the scheme to relocate the PM Package employees to districts and tehsils considered safer.
On Friday last, Union Home Secretary held a meeting to review the conduct of upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji yatra, 2022 in which the Chief Secretary, DrArun Kumar Mehta briefed him about the arrangements made by the administration for its successful commencement.
The Chief Secretary had apprised the meeting that this year ‘state of the art arrangements’ have been made by the administration for smooth conduct of the yatra. He observed that the yatra is going to be performed after a gap of 2 years post covid-19 pandemic so it is expected that the number would be much higher than previous years.
Dr Mehta further informed that, unlike previous years, the tentment capacity enroute holy cave has been exceptionally enhanced to 70000 yatris from existing 29000 till last yatra. He also gave out that this year a pilgrim could undertake yatra in a single day from Srinagar-Holy Cave-Srinagar by using the helicopter services.
The Home Secretary was also briefed that formulation of comprehensive sanitation plan has been made to make the yatra ODF++ this year. Elucidating it was said that the arrangements have been made on the analogy of Kumbh Mela and there will be one sanitation worker for every 10 toilets and a supervisor for 10 sanitation workers.
Regarding security arrangements it was said that Joint Police Control Rooms (JPCRs)and Emergency Operation Centresas per NDMA suggestions has been established. Deployment of Mountain Rescue Teams by Police, NDRF, SDRF, CRPF has also been done to meet
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