SRINAGAR Union Home Ministry Additional Secretary Gyanesh Kumar called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik here on Friday and discussed about the arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to begin next month.
Kumar, who was accompanied by senior intelligence officers, briefed the governor regarding the foolproof arrangements being made for the pilgrimage, including en-route facilities for the devotees and security issues, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said.
The additional secretary informed Malik about the extensive meetings with the state police, intelligence agencies and the officers of the state administration, the spokesperson said.
The officers also informed the governor about the aerial reconnaissance undertaken at the Pahalgam and Baltal routes and observations of the arrangements, the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, security and other arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Amaranth Yatra were discussed at a high-level meeting on Friday, an official spokesman said.
The meeting was chaired by the advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor K Vijay Kumar and the role and responsibilities of all the security agencies were discussed, he said.
The yatra is scheduled to begin on July 1.
The meeting was attended by Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, Additional Secretary in the Union Home Ministry Gyanesh Kumar and GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen J S Dhillon, among other senior officials, the spokesman said
CEO SASB Umang Narula, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, ADGP (CID) B Srinivas, ADGP (Security) Munir Ahmad Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan and officers of the civil administration, the Central Armed Police Forces and other security agencies also attended the meet, he said.
The divisional commissioner gave a detailed presentation on arrangements for pilgrims, the spokesman added.
Vijay Kumar stressed on the need for all agencies to maintain effective coordination among themselves to ensure smooth conduct of the forthcoming yatra, he said.
The advisor said it is our collective responsibility to put in sincere efforts to ensure security of the pilgrims coming to the state to perform the yatra.
Kumar asked all the senior officers to hold regular review meetings with field functionaries and other staff so that any deficiency is rectified, the spokesman said.
Union Home Ministry Additional Secretary Gyanesh Kumar called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik here on Friday and discussed about the arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to begin next month.
A day before, Union minister Jitendra Singh had held a discussion in New Delhi with Governor’s advisor K Vijay Kumar and state police chief Dilbagh Singh on the current situation in the state as well as the arrangements for the forthcoming Amarnath yatra.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.