x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Rana seeks 70 pc class IV jobs for locals in J&K based Central departments | Chairman DLSA holds meeting regarding Plantation drive | Director I&C visits proposed Industrial sites in Udhampur | Plantation drive held at GHS Pouni | Police- X1 wins inaugural match | Urban Forestry Division conducts plantation drive at Paloura | GDC Udhampur felicitates NCC cadet | GCW Commerce inaugurated | Inter-school Meet of DYSS for Jammu from July 22 | Awareness programme organized | Health & Medical Education/Motor Vehicle Departments - ineffective | Revenge - A problem in the humanity | Police updates relief measures to police personnel | Students of 6th Semester stage protest demonstration | EJAC (R) appeals employees to participate in Kashmir Chalo | AOSTI highlights issues | BJP OBC Morcha holds meeting | ITIEUF organizes 5th state conference | Admission Fee to be received through Online Mode: Prof Dhar | DBPS demands delimitation of Assembly constituencies | DLSA celebrates international justice day | JKSAC discusses various issues of refugees | Garbage dumps, dilapidated lanes, drains irk Shastri Nagar residents | Organize grand ceremonies across valley: Div Com to DCs | Hearing in Rassana rape & murder case adjourned for July 18 | Pilgrims in record-breaking number perform Amarnath Yatra | JKNPP leader calls on Chief Engineer M&RE | DC Srinagar discusses issues hampering completion of sewerage project | DCCI Samba castigated poor implementation of CSS | Thousands suffer due to bad condition of Sakimadan-Kali road | Central govt should constitute three-tier panchayati raj system in state | Truck rams into ATM, 2 killed | Two arrested for raping 14-year-old in Kathua | ATM guard rescued | Poppy straw recovered, one arrested | ADDC reviews implementation of various schemes in Udhampur | 25kv Transformer gathers rust for 6 months | LeT militant killed in Sopore | Anganwadi workers, helpers hold protest; seek immediate roll back of SAC decision | Torrential rains create havoc in Kuntwara area, crops destroyed | JKNPP demands CBI probe to cover all gun licenses issued | Traffic rules violated with impunity: HC | Railway Station Udhampur road in bad shape, Authorities unmoved | BJP leader allegedly attacked | JNV Ghat Doda begins online registration for JNVST 2020 | Cows in Jammu get geo-tagged as civic body looks to tackle stray menace | SDM suspends 10 employee of PHE division in Bijbehara | Back Issues  
 
news details
Tourism Department withholds funds of local bodies
4/16/2018 12:03:17 AM
Saahil Suhail

Early Times Report

Anantnag, Apr 15 : The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has arbitrarily withheld more than Rs. 80 Lakh allocated to the local bodies for carrying out sanitation works during last year's Amarnath Ji Yatra. According to details available Early Times, the Tourism Department hasn't yet released the amount despite multiple directions from the Finance Department for the same.
The urban Local Bodies in South Kashmir's Anantnag district had made arrangements and carried out sanitation works during last year's annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra. "We hired extra laborers and procured sanitation equipments (Tools and Plants), disinfectants and other material during the holy pilgrimage to keep the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra route from Qazigund to holy cave neat and clean but now it has became difficult for us to face these poor laborers and firms who provided the sanitation equipments," an officer of Urban Local Bodies Department, whishing not to be named said. He said that Urban Local Bodies Department doesn't have enough funds out of which it could meat out the last year's expenditure of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra. The officer that the extra laborers they hired for carrying out sanitation works during the holy pilgrimage had threatened to lockdown the offices of the municipal committees in Anantnag district in case the department failed to release their hard earned money. An official communication between Finance and Tourism department establishes the fact that later has arbitrarily withheld the funds of Urban Local Bodies. Finance Department letter vide No. FD-VII-20(8)3452/99-98-III dated 30-03-2018, directs Commissioner Secretary Tourism Department to settle the claim of Urban Local Bodies Department as a 'first charge' out of the budget 2018-19. The letters reads that Finance Department has already released the 50% of 2018-19 budget to the tourism department.
A week earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Mufti Tassaduq Hussain had also assured that he look into the issue and will ensure the timely release of funds. Important to mention here, the Minister during Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra had commended the employees and officers of urban local bodies Kashmir for keeping the Yatra track neat and clean.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU