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Zero tolerance against drugs to make J&K drug-free: LG

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Reviews functioning of Home Deptt


SRINAGAR: Asserting that a policy of zero tolerance has been adopted against drugs to make a drug-free Jammu and Kashmir. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday urged Police, Civil Administration and people to work together to eliminate this menace.
The Lieutenant Governor stated this while chairing a high-level meeting to review the functioning of Home Department.
The meeting also deliberated on the operationalization of drug de-addiction centres and measures to tackle the drug menace.
The meeting was attended by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; RR Swain, DGP J&K, Chandraker Bharti, Principal Secretary, Home Department, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor and other senior officials.
The chair was briefed on security grid, establishment of Police Data Centre, modernization of Forensic capacities and other projects under Security Related Expenditure (SRE).
The Lt Governor directed the officials to ensure installation and operational efficiency of fire safety equipment in Government and public buildings.
The Lt Governor discussed issues related to strengthening of Police and allied organisations. He also discussed measures taken by the department for implementation of new Criminal laws, which will come into effect from 1st July, 2024. He also instructed the Department for proper training of police personnel on new criminal laws.
The Lt Governor emphasised on efficient prison management and also took stock of the progress of projects under PMDP.

Meanwhile, a delegation of J&K Vocational Trainers Welfare Association on Tuesday called on Lieutenant Governor at Raj Bhawan and put forth various concerning issues of vocational training professionals.
Subsequently, representatives of Hockey Association, Bandipora, led by its President Irfan Malik, and delegations of residents from Budgam and Bijbehara also met the Lt Governor.

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