J&K National Panthers Party chairperson and former state minister Harsh Dev Singh called the ministers' visit a “publicity stunt”, while the party's president, Balwant Mankotia, said these projects are too small to be inaugurated by Union ministers.
The administration’s official spokesperson and Principal Secretary of Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal, also held a press conference announcing the government’s decision on Wednesday, but he refused to take any questions from media persons.
While Davinder Singh has been suspended, the DGP said they had recommended his dismissal from service. He said they had also recommended that the gallantry medal awarded to Davinder Singh, by the erstwhile J&K state in 2018, should be taken back.
The home department said in a three-page order that that 2G mobile connectivity on post-paid mobiles for accessing whitelisted websites including e-banking will be allowed in five districts including Jammu, Sambua, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts in Jammu region.
While it was earlier believed that the head of 28-year-old Mohammad Aslam may have blown off due to a mortar blast, the Army has been unable to recover it so far, leading them to suspect BAT may have beheaded him.
This was the first formal contact between mainstream opposition politicians from Kashmir and the J&K administration after special status to J&K was scrapped and the state was bifurcated into two Union Territories.
There were 591 incidents of ceasefire violation along the borders during the year as against 381 in 2018, he told mediapersons here, adding that most of the infiltration attempts made by terrorists during such violations were foiled by security forces.
The vacancies are for 18 senior and junior-scale stenographers, four stenotypists, nine senior and entry-level drivers, one electrician and compositor each, according to an issued on December 26 by HC registrar general Sanjay Dhar.
While different states have different residency norms, the general view among various ministries on the two new UTs is to fix a 15-year minimum residency norm for an outsider to attain domicile status, sources said.
The change in the system of registration of documents came after the Central Registration Act was implemented after the Centre revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.