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Srinagar: Shopkeepers across Srinagar city markets have unilaterally increased the price of vegetables, fruit and other commodities by their will, raising eyebrows from the public. Locals said that shopkeepers in Srinagar markets have increased the rates upon their free will. A consumer while taking to KDC said, “I usually buy vegetables from the Amirakadal market but vegetable vendors there have increased the rates by 15-20%. He said that the government has no regular checking squads…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday amended its warrant of precedence, placing chairpersons of the district development councils equivalent to administrative secretaries and IGPs. According to the warrant of precedence, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), chairpersons of DDCs have been placed at serial number 26 in the protocol list. They have been placed equal to administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners/IGPs, joint secretaries to the Government of India…

Srinagar: Srinagar tops from bottom in Urban Ministry’s “Ease of Living Index”. Ease of living index is a tool used to assess the quality of life, economic ability, sustainability and resilience of a city. Out of 49 cities ranked in the million plus category of the liveability index, Srinagar ranks last in the list with a score of 42.9 while Jammu secured 27th spot in the list with a score of 52.49. In the million…

Srinagar: Giving a major push towards transforming Srinagar into more vibrant and modern City, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today inaugurated and laid foundation stones for scores of public utilities and developmental projects worth Rs 26.6 crore being carried out under prestigious Srinagar Smart City Project. To upgrade the fire services apparatus of the Srinagar city, the Lt Governor inaugurated the strengthening of Fire safety and Emergency Response System costing Rs 6.5 crore including two new…

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered that the value of land notified in terms of Jammu and Kashmir Preparation and Revision of Market Value Guideline Rules, 2011 should adequately be factored in while determining the property tax. In a notification, the Housing and Urban Development Department has ordered that the value of land notified is adequately factored in while determining the unit area values for levy of property tax under different laws.…

Admin simplifies business establishment process Opens Door for Investors with Ambitious Business Reforms Admin eliminates requirement of NoCs to set up industry, introduces Single Window System Timely disposal of facilitation like Electricity, Water to be provided  Jammu: In a bold move to revive the business sector and boost investor confidence with a business-friendly environment, the Administrative Council (AC), which met under the Chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday approved a series of measures…

Srinagar: The Government today asked Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary to hold the charge of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir during the period for which Pandurang K. Pole remains on leave. According to a General Administration Department Order, a copy of which lies with KNS, a leave of 6 days with effect from 15.02.2021 to 20.02.2021 (prefixing and suffixing holiday on 14.02.2021 and 21.02.2021 respectively) was sanctioned in favour of  Pandurang K. Pole. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary…

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired a high level meeting to review the functioning of Jammu & Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC) Ltd. here at Civil Secretariat. The Lt Governor also launched the e-Book IV of JKIDFC, giving a detailed briefing about the 800 Physically Completed Projects funded by JKIDFC. During the meeting, the Lt Governor sought a detailed report on the status of projects approved for funding under JKIDFC. Detailed discussion was…

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today called for executing the ambitious Smart City projects in Jammu and Kashmir expeditiously. The Lt Governor was chairing a high level meeting of Administrative Secretaries, experts on Smart City Projects and other stakeholders here at Civil Secretariat. Stressing on timely completion of the Smart City Projects, the Lt Governor passed specific directions to the concerned officers for completion of the projects within the set timelines without any delay. “The vision…

While the government has barred govt school teachers from holding private classes, the practice is rampant in Kashmir. Srinagar: Scores of government school teachers across Kashmir division continue to indulge in private teaching practices, however government has selectively taken action a few. On January 14, Chief Education Officer (CEO) Srinagar in a notice had said that government school teachers, as per the directions conveyed by the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) have been barred from…