Under National Rural Drinking Water Programme 1501.68 cr spent in 3 years in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government today said that Rs 1501.68 crore was spent between 2010 and 2013 under National Rural Drinking Water Programme in the state.

Replying to a question of Naresh Kumar Gupta in the Legislative Council, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma said that Rs 1501.68 crore has been spent and 474 tube-wells and 9,733 Mark-II Hand Pumps have been installed in the state under NRDWP and State Sector Schemes from April, 2010 to April, 2013.

Replying to another question raised by S Dharambir Singh Oberoi in the Council, Minister of State for Transport, Manohar Lal Sharma said that no casual, need basis and Contractual appointments have been made in the State Motor Garages (SMG) Department during the last three years.

However, 115 permanent appointments have been made during the period, including regularisation of services of 9 adhoc employees as per the Government Policy, he said.

Sharma said the promotion of officers of SMG Department has been made by the Government as per the standing Gazetted Recruitment Rules of the Department. (AGENCIES)

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