Leh tragedy: Omar appeals for donation of one month`s salary

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 19:08

Srinagar: Expressing grief over the death
and destruction caused by the cloudburst in Leh, Jammu and
Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday appealed to his
cabinet colleagues to donate one month`s salary for
rehabilitation of the victims.
The appeal for contribution to the Chief Minister`s
Relief Fund was made here by Abdullah at a cabinet meeting
chaired by him, an official spokesman said.

The spokesman said legislators and government employees
would also be requested to donate their one week`s and one
day`s salary, respectively, to augment the resources for
relief and rehabilitation.

The cabinet also expressed concern over damage caused by
flash floods in several other parts of the state including
Meanwhile, the cabinet announced transfer and positing of
29 Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers, filling the
vacant posts of 15 additional deputy commissioners.

In a separate order, Additional district development
commissioner (Jammu) Satish Chander Sawhney was today
transferred as Municipal Commissioner, Jammu, relieving Deputy
Commissioner Jammu of additional charge.


First Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 19:08

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