Modi Govt Fully Committed to Overall Development of J&K: Amit Shah

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GG News Bureau
Daman, 27th Feb.
 Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah led a significant meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Daman on Monday.

The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra, Nishith Pramanik, 11 Members of the committee, the Union Home Secretary, senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Chief Secretary of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, and the Director General of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles.

The committee delved into discussions concerning the development of Jammu and Kashmir and the role of Central Armed Police Forces. Union Home Minister Shah reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to the holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He emphasized the transformative impact of the abrogation of Article 370, which extended constitutional safeguards and progressive laws to the region, fostering equality and fairness for all citizens.

The meeting highlighted the monumental strides made in various sectors including power generation, irrigation, agriculture, industry, healthcare, education, and tourism, fostering positive changes in the lives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) was also underscored as a crucial step towards decentralization of governance.

Regarding the Central Armed Police Forces, Minister Shah commended their pivotal role in maintaining law and order, ensuring internal security, and safeguarding the nation’s borders. He reiterated the government’s commitment to the welfare of CAPFs personnel and their families, emphasizing their pivotal role in realizing Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a developed India.

A landmark decision announced during the meeting was the inclusion of 13 regional languages for the Constable (General Duty) examination for CAPFs starting from 2024, alongside Hindi and English. The meeting also highlighted recruitment figures, promotion statistics, and initiatives such as Bonus marks for NCC certificate holders and the raising of new battalions.

Various welfare measures for CAPFs personnel including Bharat Ke Veer, Ayushman CAPFs, and the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme were discussed, along with infrastructure creation, modernization efforts, and housing enhancements to improve the living standards of CAPFs personnel.

In conclusion, Minister Shah reaffirmed the government’s concerted efforts towards ensuring the comfort and well-being of CAPFs personnel, underscoring their invaluable contributions to national security and integrity.

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