Jammu, Jan 18: National Conference today urged the administration to focus on the implementation of various schemes aimed at ameliorating the lot of weaker sections of the society in Jammu and Kashmir.
“There has been slow pace on the implementation of welfare schemes for OBC and ST segments of the society, which need priority attention of the Lt Governor’s administration”, Provincial President National Conference Rattan Lal Gupta said while interacting with the delegation of these communities from Udhampur led by Anayatullah District President OBC Cell and Mohd Gani District President ST Cell.
Gupta recalled the relentless efforts made by National Conference led governments under Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah as Chief Minister towards the welfare and empowerment of Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Classes and said these received severe dent during the past few years. He stressed the need for achieving the targets for welfare of these communities in a time bound manner.
Gupta referred to various issues flagged by the delegation related to the empowerment of these communities and one time issuance of the OBC Certificate on the analogy of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories, saying these merit immediate consideration by the government.
He said political empowerment to these communities’ has remained core of the National Conference agenda over the decades as the party believes that their greater involvement in the decision making will go a long way in promoting harmonious growth of the society.
Gupta urged the cadre to further strengthen National Conference at the grass roots level to meet the challenges faced to the society.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Sheikh Bashir Ahmed, Brij Mohan Sharma, Deepinder Kour, Abdul Gani Teli, Pavitar Singh, Abdul Rashid, Ashraf Ali, Chena Ram Sethi and others.
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