JAMMU, OCT 24: J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu has resolved to celebrate J&K’s Accession Day with full National festivity.
In a meeting of the Advisory Council to the Executive Committee of the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu held today presided over by its President, Senior Advocate, B.S. Slathia, the members of the Advisory Council opined that the ‘Accession Day’ is a great patriotic event in the history of Jammu & Kashmir as well as the Indian history and it should be celebrated like other National Festivals. It was further resolved that the ‘Accession Day’ will be celebrated on 26th of October, 2017, the day the then Maharaja Hari Singh ji signed the Instrument of Accession in the year 1947 and 2nd half of the day i.e. from 1 PM onward shall be observed as a Holiday.
During a Press Conference held here today President JKHCBAJ B.S. Slathia alongwith office bearers of the Association, appealed to public in general and members of legal fraternity in particular (Bar Associations), besides Social, Political, Student, Business, Trade organization/s to celebrate the ‘Accession Day’ with full festivity with pomp and show and unfurl/hoist the National Flag (Tiranga) at their work places, institutions, shops, establishments, homes etc. Slathia acknowledged with all appreciation the decision of Maharaja Hari Singh ji to sign the Instrument of Accession on 26th day of October 1947 which was accepted by Union of India on 27th October 2017, to make J&K an integral part of India. Slathia said that both the days i.e. 26th as well as 27th October have great relevance and are proud occasions for the residents of J&K and citizens of India to rejoice and celebrate. The importance of the Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to India was signified with a view to spread awareness about the history of Jammu & Kashmir. The members of the J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu have been requested to assemble in Shed No. 3, District Court Complex, Jammu at 1 P.M. on 26th October, 2017 to celebrate the event and grace the occasion by their august presence.
Further it was informed that the second half of the day on 26th of October, 2017 shall be observed as ‘Holiday’ by the Bar Association and the work shall remain suspended in the High Court as well as in all Subordinate Courts/ Tribunals/ Commissions etc. The celebration of Accession Day shall be followed by light refreshment.
Others present at the press conference included Advocates Ravinder Sharma, B.S. Jamwal, Munish Chopra, A.P. Singh, Surjeet Singh Andotra, Arvind Singh Bandral, Srishti Paul Mengi, Sandeep Mahajan, S. Gurjit Singh Bali, Vijay Gupta, S. Nonu Khera, Deepak Singh Baloria, Sachin Dogra, Raman Chalotra, Sahil Sharma & others. JNF
PM’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme being misused!
Fake ‘BBBP’ forms promise cash sops, people rush to submit applications to avail Rs 2 lakh benefit
Scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component: DDC
JAMMU, OCT 23: Fake application forms promising cash benefits in “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” or BBBP scheme surfaced in Jammu region as the people rushed to post offices with filled-in forms to avail cash incentives. Though there was no provision for cash incentive in the BBBP scheme, number of parents could be witnessed assembled before the post offices with forms that falsely promised Rs 2 lakh for taking part in the scheme.
District Administration has issued a public notice asking the people not to pay heed to rumours and not to fill any kind of forms under Prime Minister’s BBBP Scheme promising cash incentives of Rs 2 lakh. Government officials and people’s representatives were also asked not to sign any such forms.
According to officials, they had confirmed from the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development that there was no such cash incentive attached to the scheme. But the Ministry has been receiving a large number of application forms from the parents of a girl child from across the state in order to avail the benefit of the scheme which does not exist in reality. The fake forms have been found originating from certain photocopy shops in the city, officials said adding there was mad rush before the post offices.
As per applicants, the forms are being sold by photocopy shops for Rs 5 to Rs 10, which after filling up, are to be verified by Sarpanch. It is being told that the parents of a girl child who fill up the form will be entitled to cash benefit of Rs 2 lakh each in the name of their daughter, and they will be able to encash this amount when their daughter attains the age of 18 years.
People have been sending the forms in stamped envelopes through registered post, said an official of the post office pleading anonymity. “We receive number of application forms everyday to be sent in registered post,” he said.
Taking note of ongoing practice in the Jammu district, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, District Development Commissioner (District Magistrate Jammu) has issued a public notice to make people aware that the money scheme was fake.
“It has come to the notice of this office that certain un-authorized sites/organization/lndividuals are distributing forms in the name of cash incentive under Beti Bchao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme. The scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component,” the notice issued by District Magistrate reads. BBBP Scheme focuses on challenging mind sets and deep rooted patriarchy in the societal system, strict enforcement of PC &PNDT Act, advancing education of girl child and re-enrollment of dropout girl students, it reads further.
DDC has asked the people to report to his office or nearest police station if any person encourages for submission of form for any kind of assistance under BBBP Scheme. For any kind of information related to BBBP Scheme people can contact Chief Planning Office, Jammu, District Programme Officer, ICDS, Jammu and District Social Welfare Officer, Jammu.
One of the applicants in the queue, Radha Kumari, said she came to know from someone that the Narendra Modi government would give Rs 2 lakh to girl students between 18 and 25 years for their studies.
Another applicant, Rita Manhas, said she came to know about it from a neighbour who had got the information from the Internet. Both said they got the forms from photocopy shops.
People continue to flock post offices of different parts of Jammu district notwithstanding a public notice issued by the district administration, warning people not to fall into the trap.
Not only Jammu, similar reports have been received from other districts of Jammu region as well. Similarly, there were also reported scams in various other states of the country.
Officials said the website of the Union Ministry too contains a notice warning members of the general public not to fall into the trap of the fake application forms. It has been made clear that no such benefits exist under the scheme to make people aware of any such frauds but still, the public continues to get fooled. Forms are still being sold and sent to the ministry.
It is to mention that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme was launched on January 22, 2015.
On April 6, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj said in the Rajya Sabha that the a CBI probe was ordered after some fake BBBP forms with a false promise of cash incentive of Rs 2 lakh were received from Haryana, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Delhi and West Bengal.