SAC Okays Diversion Of 57 Ha Forest Land For Dev Activities

JAMMU — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved diversion of around 57 ha of Forest land in various parts of the State for undertaking developmental activities in the roads, drinking water, electricity, Railways and Fire & Emergency sectors.

The SAC also approved a proposal for diversion of Forest land for construction of Degree College at Sunderbani in Nowshera Forest Division keeping in view the importance of the project from public standpoint.

The diversion of Forest Land has been approved in pursuance to the recommendations of the 111th and 112th Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) meetings held on 04-01-2019 and 21.01.2019 respectively under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary.

The proposals cleared today include use of forest land for upgrading to Chenani – Sudhmahadev section of National Highway-244, widening / upgradation of R.S pura- Suchetgarh road, Water Supply Scheme at Baba ReshiCheerdara, Transmission line from Alustang – Leh for installation of Towers, construction of Fire and Emergency Station in Ramnagar, erection of Cell Phone Towers and providing Telecom Services in Kishtwar and Udhampur Districts, construction of PMGSY roads in Poonch, Rajouri and Bandipora Districts, construction of 1640 M Span bridge over River Chenab at Sajwal/Jourian and other critical infrastructure of Army and GREF.

Work on these projects could not commence till date due to pending Forest clearance. By virtue of the State Administrative Council decision, the work on all these projects shall get started and give impetus to the developmental projects much to the convenience of the general public.

SAC Approves Grant Of 3rd Time Bound Promotion For Vets   

The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the grant of 3rd Time Bound Promotion in favour of Veterinary Doctors.

The Time Bound Promotion scheme was introduced in the Animal/sheep Husbandry Department in February, 2004.

The scheme provides that veterinarians with more than 10 years’ service in respect of BVSC and more than 7 years’ service in respect of posts graduates will be entitled for first Time Bound Promotion. Veterinarians with 15 years of cumulative service are entitled to 2nd Time Bound Promotion.

Vide Government Order No. 03-ASH of 2010 dated 01.01.2010, sanction was accorded to the grant of dispensation of 3rd Time Bound Promotion to the eligible Veterinarians who rendered 20 years of cumulative service to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 14300-18300 revised to Rs. 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs. 8700 at par with Assistant Surgeons of Health Department. However, retired doctors who completed 20 years of cumulative service before 01.01.2010 could not be covered under the scheme for having already superannuated from service.

Aggrieved by the Government order dated 01.01.2010, a group of retired veterinary doctors (Petitioners) filed a number of SWPs in the Hon’ble High Court. The High Court disposed of the SWPs with the directions to the State Government to accord consideration to the petitioners’ claim.

The SAC after considering various aspects and in view of the court directions accorded sanction to the grant of 3rd Time Bound Promotion notionally w.e.f 01.01.1996 and monetarily w.e.f 17.02.2004.  

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