Law and order to be dealt with meticulously, says Mehbooba

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016,11:42 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Jammu | In the backdrop of ongoing violence in the Kashmir valley, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti yesterday asked the civil and police administration to deal with law and order meticulously so that the promise of delivering good governance to the people is implemented on the ground.

Mehbooba, who took over as Chief Minister just 12 days back, said the government has been confronted with new challenges on the law and order front and expressed confidence of overcoming these and focus entirely on ushering in a new era of development in the state.

We are holding this meeting in the backdrop of certain unfortunate incidents in the Kashmir valley, she said at a meeting here with Deputy Commissioners (DC) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Jammu region.

During the two-hour-long meeting, Mehbooba asked the police to remain vigilant and not allow the situation to drift so that they lose focus of their real agenda of bringing peace and development in the state. She asked the officers to cut the grass under their feet and simplify government procedures so as to enable people to avail services in a time-bound manner.

Charity begins at home. I have compiled a list of my relatives who are government employees that I will be sending to GAD (General Administration) soon. I hope the officers will deal with them as they do with other employees, she said.

Drawing a clear line of distinction between the issues confronting administration in Kashmir and Jammu regions, the Chief Minister said the officers have to fulfill their obligations to ensure that systems work properly in reaching the grassroots with their proactive participation.

Redressal of public grievances must be the focal point. In case of emergencies, DCs and SSPs should be the first to reach the troubled spot. They should not let things come to a pass where they get out of control, she said.

Describing the DCs and SSPs as custodians of development, the Chief Minister said she will closely monitor their performance on a day-to-day basis. She asked DCs and SSPs to meet general public between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from May 15 for on-spot redressal of public grievances.

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