SRINAGAR, JUNE 16: A delegation of All Party Legislators called on the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti here this afternoon and brought into her notice various issues pertaining to the state’s law makers.
Headed by Satpal Sharma, MLA, the delegation comprised G M Saroori, Vikar Rasool, Hassan Ali Karbalai, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Dr Kamal Arora, Rajesh Gupta, Raja Manzoor, Gagan Baghat, Shakti Parihar and M Y Bhat.
The legislators submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister listing various demands including enhancement of salary, increase of Constituency Development Fund (CDF), increasing limit of home, vehicle and personal loan, hike in travel and health allowance, assigning unique identity mark to the official vehicles of the legislators, allotment of residential plots to legislators at Jammu and Srinagar and allocating vehicles to legislators during their travel to Delhi.
The Chief Minister gave a patient hearing to the legislators and assured them that their genuine demands would be looked into for appropriate action.
Me Mehbooba said the legislators are not only an institution in themselves but they also act as the eyes and ears of the Government. She said the institution of legislators has to be given the due protocol.
Ms Mehbooba hailed the legislators of J&K who she said have to go through very arduous and sometimes dicey political journey while making it to the august House. “Some of our legislators had to even pay the huge sacrifice of their lives for upholding the democratic traditions in the State,” she said.
Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr Naveen Kumar Choudhary was also present on the occasion.
2015 Kashmir Despatch