Adhere to Covid SoPs: DC asks Institution heads

RAMBAN, MARCH 01: After prolonged suspension of classes due to COVID-19 restrictions, the schools for higher and higher secondary classes reopened today here across district Ramban amid all preventative measures and SOPs.

Physical classes started after morning assembly and Faculty members delivered lecturers at well attended classrooms.

Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Islam also inspected some schools and took stock of preparedness made by the Education Department as well as school administrations to implement COVID-19 SOPs.

Chief Education Officer, Vinod Koul, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mohammad Fareed Bhat and heads of various institutions were also present on the occasion.

While interacting with the students and teachers, the DC urged them to follow COVID -19 SoPs to stay safe. He assured additional masks and sanitizers for students.

The DC also advised students to plan their career and work on personality development. He assured the students that administration will provide necessary books within the school pertaining to different competitive examinations like NEET, JEE, Banking etc.

The DC directed the heads of institutions to provide students access to school IT labs to enable them to avail IT-enabled services, besides organizing personality development Classes for their overall development.

He advised the students to incorporate radio listening and reading newspapers in their daily routine, which will inculcate in them a habit of staying updated about current affairs, besides improving their language skills.

Meanwhile, the CEO apprised the DC about staff strength, enrollment and infrastructural status of schools. The DC advised CEO to submit the list of school buildings, which are under construction in the district.

2.V-C DDC Reasi reviews performance of RDD in Block Gulabgarh

REASI, MARCH 01: Vice Chairperson (VC) District Development Council Reasi, Sajra Qadir today chaired a meeting with officers and field functionaries of Rural Development Department of block Gulabgarh to review various schemes and progress made under them.

Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Reasi, Dr. Anirudh Rai and Executive Engineer REW Pankaj Sharma were also present in the meeting.

At the outset, the VC sought the details regarding execution of works under MGNREGA, 14th FC, PMAY-G, SBM and other works including completion of Panchayat Ghars, Geo tagging of assets, Aadhar seeding of job card holders besides status of timely payment of wages.

The ACD briefed the chair through a powerpoint presentation regarding functioning of the department, besides physical and financial achievements made under different schemes of RDD.

The ACD informed the meeting that several works have been completed, while work under various other schemes is in progress.

The VC reviewed Panchayat wise performance made under the schemes and directed for completion of the pending works within the current financial year. She warned against any laxity and asked the concerned to work with a pro-active and people friendly approach. The concerned officials were instructed for 100% progress under both the components of MGNREGA.

3.JKBOSE declares class 10 Annual Regular 2020 Winter Zone results for Jammu division

66.56% students qualify the exam; girls outshine boys

JAMMU MARCH 01: The Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) today declared the Class 10th Annual Regular Examination results of Session, 2020 of Winter Zone areas of Jammu Province in which a total of 66.56% students were declared successful.

A total 24842 candidates, including 11385 girls and 13457 boys were enrolled for the examination, spread over 327 Examination Centres, out of which 16536 students qualified the exam.

The pass percentage of the boys was recorded as 64.52%, while girls outshined with pass 68.98 %. A total 396 students secured A1 Grade, 2025 A2 Grade, 3359 B1 Grade, 4278 B2 Grade 4191 C1 Grade, 2227 C2 Grade and 101 students were able to secure D Grade. The performance of Government Schools has shown a steep rise from 46.19 % (last year) to 63.38 %.

Prof. Veena Pandita, Chairperson, JKBOSE expressed her gratitude to the Administration of the UT of J&K, School Education Department, divisional and district level administrative machinery and whole team of the officers and officials of JKBOSE Jammu Division for exemplary support and performance despite tough times. She also expressed her thankfulness to the teaching community for their contribution towards smooth conduct of examination and immense cooperation in evaluation process.

“The smooth conduct of examination has successfully culminated with the declaration of results. My congratulations to all the stakeholders, especially, successful students. My best wishes to those who could not make it this time; they have another chance to prove their worth. The concerned Principals and teachers shall get in touch with the re-appear students and in case of any query, must contact local / divisional offices. I am also thankful to the Civil Society for showing faith in our endeavours and extending support in trying times to overcome challenges posed by COVID-19.” she added.

In order to facilitate the access of the students to the result gazette, the JKBOSE has made adequate arrangements through various media. The result is available online on the official website of JKBOSE and on as well. The candidates can also avail SMS facility by sending the text message to 5676750 by typing jkbose10 followed by a space and Roll No. e.g., “ jkbose10 Roll No.”. Those who don’t have access to Mobile Phones or internet can get their results from their nearest JKBOSE office where the soft copies of result gazettes have been provided. The result is also available in the offices of the Deputy Commissioners of the concerned districts for the convenience of the students and general public.

In case of any query regarding this result, the students have been advised to avoid visiting the JKBOSE office Jammu physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, they can email their query at [email protected] citing all the relevant details which shall be addressed after due processing at the earliest possible.

4.DC Ramban reviews disposal of public grievances

RAMBAN, MARCH 01: Deputy Commissioner Ramban Mussarat Islam today chaired a meeting to review the progress in the disposal of public grievances, including those reported on INGRAM portal.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Harbans Lal, Executive Engineers of PHE, PDD, DFO, Tehsildars and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

He stressed upon the officers of the concerned departments to look into the issues reported by the general public and co-ordinate citizen-friendly solutions at their own level. He further called for quick disposal of genuine complaints and grievances forwarded by the Lieutenant Governor’s Grievance Cell.

Later, DC also discussed grievances of 11 complainants registered on INGRAM portal with the concerned officers.

5.DC Reasi presides over public hearing

ARNAS (REASI), MARCH, 01: A Public hearing for the environmental clearance of mining of minor minerals (River bed material) of Block no. 11 at river Ans downstream, Narloo bridge (Plan no. II) in tehsil Arnas was organized today by J & K Pollution Control Board.

Deputy Commissioner, Reasi Indu Kanwal Chib, presided over the entire proceedings of the Public hearing.

The panel comprising representative of Regional Director, J&K Pollution Control Board, Dr. Yash Paul, Head Laboratories, PCB Jammu; District Mineral Officer Shafiq Ahmed and Divisional Officer, Pollution Control Board, Reasi Hansraj Galoach.

The Environmental Consultant of M/s Cognizance Research India Pvt. Ltd. representing the project proponent Abhinav Mishra briefed the locals about the details of the proposed mining project, including the mining method and its anticipated impact on the area and the measures proposed under Environment Management Plan and Corporate Environmental Responsibility.

The Deputy Commissioner made the locals aware about the project details and listened patiently to the demands raised by the elected public representatives and the general public. She assured that the genuine concerns of the locals for reasonable rates of minor minerals and mining rights to Panchayats shall be appropriately addressed.

She also ensured that the funds under Corporate Environmental Responsibility shall be spent in consultation with DDCs and BDCs representatives.

At the conclusion of the public hearing, the locals as well as the public representatives present in the meeting appreciated the endeavour of District administration, Reasi for successful conduct of the public hearing in which redress of the genuine concerns and demands of the locals vis-à-vis rates of minor minerals and its availability were assured by Deputy Commissioner.

6.GMC organises workshop on “Wonders of Women”

JAMMU MARCH 01: A one day workshop was held in the Government Medical College Jammu on the topic “Wonders of Women” to commemorate International Women’s day and to salute and celebrate her key roles as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, entrepreneur and frontline worker.

On the occasion, the GMC Jammu celebrated women for their acts of courage and determination and for playing an extraordinary role in the society and especially during the pandemic crisis.

Dr. Navneet Kour, International Chairman of UNESC- Gender equality women and child protection, Chairperson National Human Rights Social Justice Council Global, former director Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu region was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

She threw light on the cause and highlighted the need to respect women. She encouraged the women to raise their voice against wrong and urged everyone to sponsor the education of one girl child to build a strong society.

Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal GMC & AH was the Guest of Honor. She said that every woman should always do justice to her role as mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend etc. “In present times, women are not less than anyone, we all are empowered now” she added.

Dr. Sandhya said that we should admire our strength because a strong women can make strong society.

Dr. Meena Sidhu, Chairman Gender Harassment Committee told participants to motivate themselves and then only ‘we will be able to motivate all.’ She said making choices is what we call women empowerment.

Dr. M.I Zargar, the Chief Executive Director of National Human Right Social Justice Council of India and Founder of Desh ka Vikas NGO also graced the occasion.

All the female faculty Members, Resident students, Nursing & Paramedical staff participated in the program. Certificates of appreciation were also distributed to them. Dr. Rachna Sabharwal coordinated the whole event.


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