A two-member People's Conference delegation, led by its chairman Sajjad Gani Lone, Sunday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik here and sought his assent to the J-K Reservation Amendment Bill.
Discussing the issue of reservation to Paharis and economically weaker sections of society, the former ministers sought the governor's assent to the J&K Reservation Amendment Bill, he said.
The legislative assembly passed the landmark bill in February last year to extend three per cent reservation benefits to the Pahari speaking people in the state.
The delegation also stated their demands for sanctioning a water supply scheme for Parihaspora, expanding the Imambara, Zaidibal and compensation to victims of Handwara fire incident, the spokesman said.
He added that they also sought early redressal of issues related of a fruit mandi association in Sopore.
The governor urged Lone and Ansari to continue their endeavours for promoting public welfare and development works in their respective areas.
They requested him to grant adequate funds for arrangements for the forthcoming International Conference at the Karsha Monastery in Zanskar.
The delegation extended an invitation to the governor for the annual Monastic festival ---- Karshagustar -- to be held in July, the spokesman said.
He said the delegation also put forth demands related to speedy construction of the Nimmo-Padum-Darcha road, de-limitation of the Zanskar assembly constituency, granting of district status to Zanskar Valley, upgradation of post of sub division magistrate and creation of a separate National Highway Division for execution of work on NH-301 Kargil-Padam highway.
They also sought helicopter service for transportation of patients, sanctioning of a no-frill airport at Padam in Zanskar, filling-up of vacant posts of sub divisional officers, posting of specialist doctors at the Padma Community Health Centre.
The delegation also asked the governor for inclusion of the Boti language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution and creation of posts of Boti teachers for schools in the Ladakh region, the spokesman said.
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