Mehbooba calls on Prime Minister


Srinagar, April 13: (GNS) Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Wednesday called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and discussed the overall political and developmental scenario of the state.
This was the first meeting of Mehbooba Mufti with the Prime Minister since she became the Chief Minister of J&K.
During the meeting, both the leaders deliberated upon several wide-ranging issues concerning the state. The Chief Minister requested for an additional allocation of 4.30 lac MT food-grains over and above the Targeted Public Distribution System fixed under National Food Security Act (NFSA).
She also urged Narendra Modi to favourably consider the inclusion of the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu as Smart Cities in the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ launched by the Urban Development Ministry.
The Chief Minister sought Prime Minister’s intervention in expediting Centre’s nod for continuation of special dispensation of 50 per cent in promotion quota in All India Services (AIS) for state service officers for another five years, beyond December 31, 2013.
The Prime Minister assured the Chief Minister of Centre’s full support in the holistic development of J&K state. (GNS)