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Govt to form mechanism to monitor implementation of PM Modi’s package

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said that a mechanism would be worked out to monitor the implementation of the over Rs 80,000 crore reconstruction package announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state.

The Cabinet which met in Jammu under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed discussed the Reconstruction Plan amounting to Rs 80068 Crore announced by the PM on November 7.

“The Cabinet decided that a mechanism would be worked out to monitor and implement the Reconstruction Plan effectively”, an official spokesman said.

The Reconstruction Plan covers sectors like humanitarian relief, crisis management, social infrastructure, development projects and economic infrastructure, he said. It aimed at expanding the economic infrastructure and basic services, providing thrust to employment and income generation and providing relief and rehabilitation to the victims of September 2014 floods and to strengthen the Disaster Management framework of the state.

He said that the reconstruction Plan also seeks to strengthen the economic and social infrastructure and provide for the balanced development of the three regions of the state.

Meanwhile, the cabinet also approved the promotion of Joint secretary (union Ministry of Culture) Pramod Jain to the fixed scale of IAS (Rs 80,000) from the date he returns to the cadre and promotion of Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B B Vyas to the fixed scale of IAS (Rs 80,000) from January 1 next year.

The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the temporary upgradation of 17 posts of deputy superintendents of police as Superintendents of Police.