|Early Times Report|
srinagar, Nov 18: In order to increase non-local investment in Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Monday said the government will soon host an 'Investor Summit,' in the newly-created Union Territory.
Meanwhile, 40,000 educated local youth will soon be adjusted in different government departments of the UT, he disclosed.
Addressing a police function in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, the LG said, 'We want investment in J&K, so we have already initiated process to host an Investor Summit, which will be held soon in J&K after situation normalises in the valley.'
However, Murmu said the administration cannot do it alone and sought the help of the common people to make the atmosphere conducive for investment.
The LG also stressed on the 'need for police to play a greater role in restoring normalcy in the valley,' where life was slowly returning to normal after remaining affected due to the strike for about 15 weeks, following the scrapping of Articles 370 and 35 A.
He said the administration was monitoring the Prime Minister's Development Package projects, so that they can be completed as soon as possible.
'On the Civil force front, there is a mechanism which has been put in place for free and fair recruitment of local youth in different government departments. In some time, we will recruit 40,000 local educated youth to different government departments,' he added.
The LG also lauded the role played by the police personnel in conducting the Block Development Councils (BDCs) elections.
Terming the passing out parade of over 1100 policemen as a historic event, he urged them to work with zeal and dedication to serve the people of J&K.
'Police department has been maintaining law and order and at the same time fighting militancy in J&K, for which I appreciate them,' he said.
He said that his administration will provide every possible support, in terms of equipment and other things to police, so that they can work with more enthusiasm.