Governance needs to be corruption free: CM

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2015 22:23 IST

Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said governance needs to be revamped to make it corruption free and transparent. He said the district administration is the basic unit of governance which can bring about discernible changes.

"People need good roads, regular power and water supply and prompt resolution of their day-to-day problems," the CM said here during a meeting. Deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh also attended the meeting.

The Mufti was briefed about the security steps initiated after the terrorist attack at Raj Bagh in Kathua district. He said the civil and police administration should understand the message of the people and there should be more synergy between civil and police administration.

Director general of police (DGP) K Rajendra and divisional commissioner (Jammu) Dr Pawan Kotwal briefed the CM. The Mufti said the civic elections to municipal bodies will be held soon so that funds withheld by the Centre are received without any further delay.

He also reviewed the preparations of the administration to conduct the Amarnath Yatra.

The CM expressed serious concern over the deplorable conditions of the stretch of road between Ramban to Banihal on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which usually breaks down, leading to frequent closures. He asked the chief secretary to take up the matter with the Union surface and transport ministry to find permanent solution to the problem.

He said effective steps have to be taken to check drug trafficking playing havoc with the youth. The CM directed for land acquisition to establish newly-sanctioned medical and model degree colleges.

He directed for complete assessment of damage to crops and assured that the farmers will be adequately compensated.

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