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J&K LG Manoj Sinha stops salary from social welfare department dir | India News


SRINAGAR / JAMMU: The Deputy Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, during the fifth round of his ‘Mulaqaat Live Complaints Public Hearing’ on Thursday, ordered the suspension of the salary of the director of the department of social welfare of the Kashmir division, Bashir Ahmad Dar, as punishment for not releasing the salaries of staff members of a Srinagar-based school for children with special abilities for several months.
LG issued the order after a member of LG staff raised the issue during the virtual hearing at Sinha’s official residence in Jammu. Senior Administrative Officer Veer Ji Hangloo coordinated the entire interactive session from the technical studio there.
Another young man from Kulgam complained that the energy development department has sent them inflated energy bills, including a late payment surcharge, while the department itself defaulted on issuing bills, delaying the bill for two months.
Reacting to this issue just as seriously, LG immediately ordered the assistant engineer in question to recover the amount of the surcharge.
Several other people, who raised their issues with LG, also got instant fixes. Everyone came out of the session happy with an “extremely responsive LG.”
LG’s ‘Mulaqaat-Live Public Grievance Hearing’ initiative is a step towards gaining the trust of the people under the Jammu and Kashmir Integrated Complaint Monitoring and Remedy System (JK-IGRAMS), which ensures on-the-ground instructions for the elimination of people’s complaints.

Times of India