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Peace dividends will have to reach people of J-K: Omar

india Updated: Nov 30, 2011 18:19 IST
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Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday promised that his government was determined to ensure that peace dividends reach to people in all fields of life during a rally in north Kashmir’s Rafiabad area.

“My government has taken various measures on law and order front to inculcate sense of belonging in people and make them all-encompassing in the process of restoration of peace and development…My endeavours in this direction would continue,” said Abdullah in his speech.

Announcing that the government has enhanced the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the maintenance of law and order, Omar said “removal of bunkers and reduction in the security forces were other important steps taken by the government during last three years.”

Taking a dig at his political opponents, Omar said “they (political parties) only fed the people by the hollow slogan of ‘healing touch’ but did nothing on ground and even opposed the rehabilitation resolution”.

PSGA will curb corruption: Omar

Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the implementation of Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) is another initiative of the government to curb corruption at lower levels and empowering public to have legal right to get specific public service in a specific timeline.

Asking people to take best advantages of these Acts, the chief minister said that these measures would also help make the government functionaries responsible, prompt, and cultivate a good work culture, which is necessary ingredient in good-governance.

Some 16 public services in six departments of CAPD, PHE, Power, Transport, Housing and Revenue have been identified under the PGSA to be delivered by the concerning departments to the consumers within the specified time frame.

“Any laxity or any failure in this regard would tantamount to dereliction of duty by the government official and he will be imposed fine for the same while the affected consumer gets compensation under the Act,” he said.

“We framed the Rehabilitation Policy for the return of youth from across the Line of Control, implemented the same and provided opportunity to peace loving youth to be part of the civil society,” said Omar.

The government, Omar said, will continue to take every step aimed at permanent restoration of peace and stability in the state along with economic betterment.

“My government aims at transforming the Jammu and Kashmir into a model state in the country where justice, equitable development, rule of law and peace with development will rule the roost,” he said.

The chief minister said the tranquil situation during this year has had positive effect on economic welfare measures initiated by the government.

“While we were able to hold successful panchayat elections and subsequent transfer of powers to these democratic institutions to empower people and help holistic and area specific progress, the fruits of development programmes reached to the people across the state,” said the chief minister.