Government Proposes 10 Member Kashmiri Pandit Panel

The government of India has proposed to constitute a committee of  Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) to monitor implementation of packages for rehabilitation of the displaced community. The committee panel will consist 10 member. According to the last month proposal of the Union Home Ministry the panel will includes the representatives of migrant camps from Muthi and Pukhroo.

The proposal has been sent to governments of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, asking them to consult various associations of Kashmiri migrants and offer inputs in the matter at the earliest. This included amounts towards jobs for Kashmiri migrants, rehabilitation of families from Chhamb and PoK, construction of houses, and setting up of five India Reserve Battalions.

The proposed committee includes representatives of SK Foundation (Sunil Shakdhar), Sampooran Kashmir Sangathan (Anoop Koul), All India Kashmir Samaj (Vijay Aima), Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (Ajay Bharti), Panun Kashmir (Ashwani Charungoo), Kashmiri Pandit Sabha (K K Khosa), Jagti Tenements Committee (S L Pandita), Muthi camp (Payrey Lal), Pukhroo camp (Daya Kishen), and All India Youth Kashmiri Sabha (R K Bhat).

This year’s budget saw that more than half of the Rs. 580 crore fund allocated for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants remained unutilised during 2015-16 but as per revised estimates, only Rs. 280 crore was provided, leaving Rs. 300 crore unutilised.

There are about 62,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families in the country who left Kashmir Valley due to the start of militancy/terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir in the early 1990s. Besides this, the Prime Minister, during his visit to Kashmir Valley in November last year, had announced a package of over Rs. 80,000 crore for the state, of which Rs. 5,263 crore were meant for security and welfare of displaced people of the state.

Extra Info :
Jammu & Kashmir CM : Mehbooba Mufti
Capitals : Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)

So lets discuss some questions related to this aticle which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. The GOI has recently proposes a committee of Kashmiri Pandit panel so how many member are going to include in this committee ?
2. What was the budget allocation for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants for the year 2015-16 ?

Courtesy : The Hindu 


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