Good governance remained elusive in J&K, Centre committed to bring peace, prosperity: Rajnath

Srinagar, Jul 5: Asserting that development and good governance had remained elusive for the common people of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said it is the firm resolve of the Centre to bring peace, stability and prosperity through an honest, effective and efficient administration for the problems facing the state.
Singh said the solution to problems lies in empowerment of people and strengthening the institutions of local self-governance.
”Reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and discussed the way forward at a meeting with the Governor and state administration in Srinagar,” the Union Home Minister, who is on a two-day visit to the valley, said.
Singh said the Centre is committed to take all possible measures that will bring accountability, transparency and good governance in the system.
”With renewed focus on good governance and development, the Centre is looking forward to kindle new aspirations and hopes among the people of the state.
”The solution to problems lies in empowerment of people and strengthening the institutions of local self-governance,” he said, adding that the dream of a developed and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir will be realised, when there is peace and normalcy in the state.
”It is our firm resolve to bring peace, stability and prosperity through an honest, effective and efficient administration for the problems facing the state,” he added.
Singh also held extended discussions with Governor N N Vohra to review security management, Yatra management, implementation of development programmes and governance issues in a meeting held at Raj Bhavan here.
The meeting was attended by Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor; Rajiv Gauba, Union Home Secretary; the three Advisors to Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ganai; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dr S P Vaid, Director General of Police; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor and CEO, Shrine Board and R K Goyal, Principal Secretary Home.
The Home Minister was informed by Advisor K Vijay Kumar about the overall law and order situation and framework put in place by the Security Forces for the ongoing Shri Amarnath Yatra.
Chief Secretary presented an update of the implementation status of major projects under the Prime Minister’s Development Programme, particularly AIIMS, IITs & IIMs, Ring Roads at Jammu and Srinagar and other major development projects being executed by Central and State agencies.
Governor assured Home Minister that the State Administration is taking every step required to ensure against any delay in the implementation of development and welfare programmes, eradication of corruption; and redressal of public grievances.
The Home Minister left back for New Delhi this afternoon.