JAMMU, APRIL 11: The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti approved constitution of four Groups of Ministers (GoMs) to fast-track economic development and governance reforms through policy interventions in the State.
The first Group of Ministers (GoM) has been tasked to draw up the framework for effective implementation of the sectoral initiatives outlines in PDP-BJP ‘Agenda of Alliance’.
The GoM on implementation of ‘Agenda of Alliance’ to be headed by Deputy Chief Minister, shall have Minister for R&B and Parliamentary Affairs, Minister for Industries & Commerce, Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment and Minister for Finance, Culture and Labor & Employment as its members.
The Cabinet approved constitution of another Group of Ministers (GoM) to promote coordinated policy making across departments and ensure greater participation in decision making.
The GoM to be headed by Minister for Power shall have Minister for Housing & Urban Development, Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Minister for Public Health Engineering and I&FC and Minister of State for Transport (Independent Charge)as its members.
The cabinet approved constitution of another Group of Minister (GoM) on Economic Affairs.
To be headed by Minister for Finance, Culture and Labour and Employment, the GoM on Economic Affairs shall have Minister for Tourism, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Minister for Agriculture Production and Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law and Justice as its members.
The cabinet approved constitution of another GoM on Human Resource and Skill Development.
To be headed by Minister for Health and Medical Education, the GoM shall have Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings, Minister for Finance, Culture and Labour & Employment, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution , Minister for Education and Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports as its members.
The cabinet observed that the GoMs shall objectively analyze and examine the proposals that are brought before them, from time to time, by the General Administration Department (GAD) and advise the Cabinet accordingly.
4 Women Police Stations, 208 posts approved
To ensure that women affected by violence have an enabling Police system empathetic towards their grievances, the Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the creation of four Women Police Stations, one each in district Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur.
The Cabinet also sanctioned creation of 208 posts for these four Women Police Stations i.e 52 posts for each Women Police Station. The 208 posts include four posts of Inspector, four posts of Sub-Inspector, 8 posts of Assistant Sub-Inspector, 24 posts of Head Constable, 136 posts of Constable and 32 posts of Follower.
The creation of these Women Police Stations shall enable women to report offenses and bring visibility of women at the level of public interface especially in situations where aggrieved women intend to seek redress in an empathetic environment with an institutional support. It shall also be a step towards achieving gender equality.
Presently, two Women Police Stations are functional one each at Srinagar and Jammu exclusively run by women police officers/staff. Besides four Women Cells are functioning, one each at district Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur on internal arrangement basis. (GNS)