Special packages for agitation victims: WG

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Srinagar, Sep 3: Jammu and Kashmir government has approved the setting up of a Working Group (WG) for working out appropriate packages for financial assistance to compensate losses suffered by different sectors during the recent agitation.

An official release issued here on Tuesday, Sep 2 said the State Administrative Council with Governor, N N Vohra, in chair, approved the setting up of a WG under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary for working out appropriate packages for financial assistance to compensate losses of the sectors of transport, trade and industries, horticulture and hoteliers and tour operators of both Jammu and Kashmir Divisions.

The WG will have Administrative Secretaries of Planning, Finance, Agriculture, General Administration, Industries and Commerce, Tourism and Transport departments as its members.

With a view to making the exercise meaningful, a nominee each from Jammu and Kashmir Divisions, representing the affected sections, will be associated with the deliberations of the WG.

The WG will finalise its recommendations within two months for approaching the Central Government for financial support to the State Government for this purpose.

In another decision, the Administrative Council approved the processing of cases by Home Department in a time-bound manner both for Jammu and Kashmir Divisions for grant of ex-gratia relief in favour of the next of kin of deceased.

UNI

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