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Omar promises rehabilitation policy for youth stuck in PoK

Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah attends a guard of honour ceremony outside the civil secretariat complex on the first day of the Darbar Move in Srinagar on Monday.  

A rehabilitation policy for the youth “stuck” Pakistan-occupied Kashmir would be announced soon, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said here on Monday.

Talking to journalists, he said the State was discussing with Centre the “points of entry” for the youth willing to return to Jammu and Kashmir from PoK and the rehabilitation policy would be announced after completing all formalities.

Mr. Abdullah said the government was also considering rehabilitation of two youths recently acquitted in the Lajpat Nagar bomb blast case.

Steps were on to make the State Accountability Commission (SAC) functional. “I hope the committee [set up to nominate SAC members] would finish its job soon.” Discussions were on to convert the State Vigilance Organisation into State Vigilance Commission to expand its functioning.

Employees' demand

To a question on the government employees demanding payment of arrears consequent to the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission, Mr. Abdullah said he would come out with a road map for resolving the employees demands. “Their main demand is arrears. Now the government is in Srinagar, we will hold talks with the employees and all their genuine demands will be met.”

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