Sat Sharma raises issue of PoJK displaced families in the Assembly

JAMMU, FEB 9: BJP MLA Sat Sharma today moved “Calling Attention Notice” in the State Legislative Assembly for the Minister of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Floriculture related to the delay in distribution of Funds to displaced families from Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK).
While calling the attention of Minister, Sat Sharma highlighted the grievances of families who are displaced and facing distress due to the lack of facilities and other essentials. Sharma argued that that it is a matter of concern for all that why the issues pertaining to displaced families have not been sorted out yet.
Sat Sharma sought the details of number of families who have been already paid the designated amount and also about the number of cases of beneficiaries lying pending with the R&R department as well as the Central government.
He was duly replied that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has already paid the amount of Rs 4,36,11,12,305 to 8851 beneficiaries so far. While 847 cases are presently lying with the Relief and Rehabilitation Department, which will be cleared with in a week’s time. He was also told that 2699 cases are presently lying with the MHA Department thus putting sum of all such cases as 12397. Total number of families to receive the benefit under this process are 36384.
Sharma also requested the Minister to provide a soft copy to all the Members of the House and formulate a team of Members to address the issues of displaced families. He also stressed on the point that the 5300 families, who have settled outside the state, have been denied compensation but they must be included in the list for the package as they are also the sufferers of same distress.
The Minister in the reply assured that the cases will be processed on the fast track basis in a time bound mechanism and every effort will be done to address their issues.