Govt sanctions ADC post for Kotranka -
Govt sanctions ADC post for Kotranka
Posted 31 Jan 2018 04:11 PM

Mitigating the demand of public, Government has given Additional Deputy Commissioner post for Kotranka by appointing its first Additional Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday.

The Government has issued Government Order No 192 – GAD of 2018 dated January 30, 2018 sanctioning Additional Deputy Commissioner post for Kotranka which was big demand of people of the area.

The demand was projected by Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department besides people of the area raised the demand during recently held Chief Minister’s public outreach programme at Rajouri and the matter was taken seriously by the government.

Zulfkar Ali expressed pleasure over the decision and termed as historic decision of the present government.

The Minister said that providing ADC post for Kotranka speaks itself about the seriousness of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti towards mitigating issues of rural areas of the state. He said that present dispensation is committed for overall development of unattended regions and areas of the state which were neglected in past due to one or the other reasons.

The Minister said that Kotranka is middle area of Budhal, Khawas, Prori, Peeri and Palma areas which deserved upgradation from SDM post to ADC. He said that the area was already having one Sub Division at Kotranka, Tehsil at Kotranka, Khawas and Peeri. He added that the average distance from last area of Budhal to District Headquarter is more than 140 kilometer as the boundaries of the area touches Reasi, Kalakote, Darhal and Rajouri thus area was deserving for the post of ADC.

Appreciating the decision, Zulfkar said that Chief Minister had already sanctioned ADC post for Tral and Bhaderwah and now sanctioning of this post for Kotranka is historic step for which people of the area will be thankful to the Government.

He said that the decision will benefit the people at large as they had to travel about 140 kilometers to get their issues settled in Deputy Commissioner Office at Rajouri. The Minister thanked Chief Minister for this decision.

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