Nod to 2 Engineering Colleges under RUSA, creation of 136 posts

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the establishment of two Government Colleges of Engineering and Technology under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) by the State Higher Education Department, one each at Safapora in Ganderbal district and Janglot in Kathua district.
The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the creation of 136 posts i.e 68 posts for each college.
The Union Ministry of HRD has approved two Government Colleges of Engineering and Technology under the centrally sponsored scheme RUSA for addressing critical gaps and spatial distribution higher educational institution across the state. The Union Ministry sanctioned Rs 52 Crore for establishment of infrastructure for both institutions, out of which 90 % will be central share and 10% state share.
The two institutions are expected to meet the growing demand of technical / skilled manpower in the key sectors in the state i.e. Industry and Power.
The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the abolition of affidavits in respect of 51 services, forming annexure to this memorandum, which are not required to be submitted, while seeking/accessing these services from the concerned Government Departments/Organizations;
Further, the Administrative Departments shall process amendments in the relevant Acts/Rules, as may be required for abolition of affidavits for providing these services.”
The affidavits are sought from the public for various services of the Government like employment, admission in educational institutions or for availing the services/benefits under various State/Central Schemes, etc. and this avoidable practice consumes time and energy. The process of getting an affidavit prepared is known to have aggravated people’s miseries and more than being a solution, it is a problem in itself. An urgent need was therefore, being felt, to do away with affidavits unless there is a statutory requirement.
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the resumption of Shamilat (Kahcharai) land) land measuring 50 Kanals, situated in village Gogo, Tehsil and District Budgam from the Health & Medical Education Department and its further transfer to the Department of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, for establishment of an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC).