KP leaders demand hike in cash assistance, more jobs for youth


Jammu: Two prominent Kashmiri Pandit leaders, Vinod Pandita and Sanjay Dhar, on Thursday asked the UT’s Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to create more jobs for educated youth from the displaced community, as also enhance their monthly cash assistance so as to mitigate their deprivations.

In a joint statement here, Vinod Pandita, Apni Party’s State Coordinator Migrants, Jammu division, said that posts already earmarked under  Prime Minister’s  Rehabilitation package in 2008  have not been filled up completely so far. This has been a matter of concern for the displaced community which is faced with increasing unemployment among educated youth who are frustrated and under mental agony, he added.

Pandita appealed Lt. Governor to direct the concerned authorities to fill the remaining post of PM package immediately as well create an additional  10,000 new posts for the educated displaced  youth to remove unemployment  so that they can eke out their living honourably  as well serve the people  with dedication and hard work.

Sanjay Dhar, State Coordinator Magrants, Kashmir, demanded that the cash assistant to displaced community shall be ehnacrd from the present Rs 13,000 to Rs 25,000 a month in view of the rising prices of all essential commodities, as also the COVID-19 pandemic.