New Delhi: A delegation of PoJK displaced persons on October 10 called on Union Minister Jitendra Singh and thanked the government for decision of including 5300 families of Displaced Persons in the Rehabilitation Package.
The meeting was held just a day after Centre’s landmark decision of approving Rs 5.5 lakh as compensation for each of around 5300 families of Pak occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) Displaced Persons and to include them in the rehabilitation package.
“The delegation wanted to seek certain clarifications about the implementation part of the Cabinet decision and requested the benefits of the rehabilitation package should be uniformly available to 5300 Displaced families which had been left out of the package earlier. The procedure for this should be simple,” an official statement said.
It further added, “The delegation inputs and suggestions were received with patience which, the Home Ministry would examine in course of time and try to make the procedure as simple and convenient as possible.”
Singh described Cabinet’s decision as a major breakthrough for Jammu and Kashmir under the leadership of PM Modi, stating, “The government has the capacity and courage to take decisions and therefore, it is this government which can take the decisions to resolve these issues.”
Singh appealed, “To guard against false rumours or misinformation sought to be spread by certain vested interests, who are uncomfortable with the government’s decisive approach to resolve all the J&K related matters, whether that be Article 370, 35-A or West Pak Refugees or PoJK Displaced Persons or Kashmiri Pandits.”
On the request of delegation, Singh arranged a meeting of the delegations with senior officials of the Ministry. The delegation included Mahendra Mehta, Shyam Gupta, Madan Mohan, Bodh Raj and Manoj Khandelwal.