Guv likely to get 2 more Advisors

JAMMU: Newly appointed Governor Satya Pal Malik Malik returned to the Summer capital of state after meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the national capital. During his Delhi visit, the Governor held consultations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh among others indicating that some key announcements were shortly to be made in Delhi. Satya Pal Malik, veteran politician who took oath as the 13th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on August 23, replacing N N Vohra, has reportedly discussed Constituency Development Fund and other issues of the legislators as the Assembly is in suspended animation after imposition of Central Rule.
Among the early initiatives mentioned by Malik were a continuation of the release of funds under the MLA’s Local Area Development Scheme, which had apparently been stopped when the BJP Government broke its alliance with the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP alliance in June. There had been resentment among the MLAs over the issue.
The Governor has reportedly also discussed the need for two more Advisors in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and urged upon the Central government for early appointment of the same. Presently, the Governor has three Advisors including B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai.
He also discussed with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the prevailing law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir. They discussed about the forthcoming Panchayat polls.