J&K: 4440 Kashmiri Pandit Families Applied For Return15 March 2011
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government is working on a comprehensive return and rehabilitation policy of Kashmiri Pandit migrants in Kashmir Valley and 4,440 Pandit families have applied under this policy so far. 'The government is working on a comprehensive return policy of Kashmiri Pandit migrants. He said 4440 Pandit families have applied under this policy so far', Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla today said while replying to the discussion of demand for grants of the departments under his charge in Assembly. He said the government has submitted a comprehensive one-time settlement package to the Centre for funding. The Minister said that to create confidence among the community to return to Kashmir, the government advertised 3000 vacancies, out of which selections were made on 1790 and 1179 candidates have joined their postings at different locations of Kashmir Valley. He said transit accommodations have been set up at many places in the Valley, out of which allotments have been made in respect of 1277 families and 570 have taken possession of the same. He said free transport service is being provided to the members of the community to visit the Valley at times of festivals and holidays.