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CM asks divisional administration to arrange free rations for AAY families



SRINAGAR, JULY 20: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today asked the Divisional Administration to arrange free food-grains for such poorest of the poor families who were getting rations under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and whose bread-winners are not able to earn anything because of the prevailing law and order situation in Kashmir.

Speaking at an officers meeting here this afternoon, the Chief Minister asked the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to arrange free rations for all such AAY families across the Kashmir valley and ensure distribution of the same to such families effectively through Mohalla Committees. “We should ensure that no such family which depends on day-to-day earnings for their bread and butter should suffer for want of food because of the prevailing law and order situation,” the Chief Minister said.

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Forests, Choudhary Lal Singh, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu, Chief Secretary, Mr B R Sharma, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Navin Kumar Choudhary, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon and other officers were present at the meeting.

In a separate direction, the Chief Minister asked the Chief Secretary that adequate arrangements should be made for smooth conduct of NEET on 24 July 2016 in Kashmir. She said if the two educational institutions identified as examination centres for NEET are unable to provide adequate staff for the smooth conduct of the examination, alternate staff should be arranged for the same, but the examination should be conducted within the Valley at all costs.

Earlier, the Chief Secretary had informed the meeting that due to non-availability of the local staff, the NEET examination centres may have to be shifted to Jammu.

The Chief Minister also took overall review of the law and order and stock and supply position.



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