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Saxena to head working group on good governance in J

Written by: Staff

Srinagar July, 4 (UNI) Mr N C Saxena will head the working group to deliberate upon the matters relating to good governance in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said today.

He said Mr Saxena has given his consent to Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to head the working group.

With this, Chairmen for all the five-working groups announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Srinagar Round Table Conference have been finalised and decks cleared for the constitution of the groups.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced at the conclusion of the second round-table conference here on May 24-25 that five working groups would be formed to look into broad issues and problems vis-a-vis Kashmir.

Carrying forward the process of constituting the working groups, Mr Azad has announced the heads of the group after holding series of meetings with almost all political parties and groups in the state.

National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari will head a working group to deliberate on measures to improve condition of the people of Jammu and Kashmir affected by militancy and schemes to rehabilitate all orphans and widows affected by insurgency.

M K Rasgotra, a former diplomat, will head a committee to recommend measures to simplify procedures to facilitate travel across the Line of Control, increase goods traffic and expand people-to-people contact, including promotion of pilgrimage and group tourism, the spokesman added.

Former Reserve Bank of India Governor C Rangarajan has accepted to be the Chairman of a working group to deliberate on balanced economic development, employment generation, balanced regional and sub regional development within the state while the former Chief Justice of India Justice A M Ahmadi will be the chairman of a working group to deliberate on matters relating to the special status to Jammu and Kashmir within the India Union and methods of strengthening democracy, secularism and the rule of law in the state, the spokesman added.


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