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Another scandal surfaced in Bandipora; 129 GP fund accounts found fake in health department




Bandipora, Jan 31: Another scandal has surfaced in Bandipora as 129 GP Fund accounts of Health Department employees working in Bandipora district of North Kashmir have been found fake.

Health sector in Bandipora district is in news from past few months for all the wrong doings as many scandals have been exposed in which some officials were suspended/attached or transferred by the department.

This time the officials working in the department crossed limits by recruiting employees and posted them in border areas to avoid expose of mafia.

An investigation by the Department Of Finance has found 129 General provision Fund accounts fictitious which apparently looks like fake recruitment scandal run by some officials of health department.

Documents available with JKR News reveal that over 129 GP Fund subscriptions, 86 from Gurez Block, 26 from Bandipora Block and 17 from Hajin block were found fake after the investigation by Local Fund office. The subscriptions of these employees according to sources are made from last 20 years which are recruited in violation of norms.

The Chief Accounts Officer, District Fund Office Bandipora while making the posting of monthly GP schedules under computer series 7501…smelled rat and asked for documents of employees from health department who failed to produce the same.

A letter bearing no CAO/DFO/BPR/1739-40 Dated: 22-01-2018 which lies with JKR News reveals that the computer series 7501…stands allotted to District Fund Office Baramulla at the time of switching on to computerization of GP fund. Since these employees where entirely new entrants to the GP Fund after the creation of District Bandipora, as such created doubts in minds of finance officials which constrained them to forward the list of these numbers to Chief Accounts Officer District Fund Office Baramulla for obtaining their authenticity/clarification, reads the letter.

Chief Accounts Officer, Fund Office Baramulla after a thorough verification of his records has reported that these numbers are out-rightly fictitious and do not find any place in records.

The letter further reads that rules and regulations have been violated during the contribution of GP Fund which even creates doubts about the recruitment of the employees in the Health Department. “Government has framed criteria for the contribution of GP Fund, that norms seem to have been violated and the Funds Organization has been cheated as well,” letter reads.

Meanwhile, the Fund Office Bandipora has asked Health Department to stop the monthly contribution towards GP Fund of the employees in question.

Chief Accounts Officer, Directorate of Health services Kashmir has also communicated vide letter no DHSK/Acctts/7421-22 dated: 30-01-2018 to CMO Bandipora, BMO’s of Hajin , Gurez and Bandipora to withheld the salaries of these 129 fake GP fund employees till further orders, reads the letter.

“Furthermore the salary of Mr. Rafiq Nasir, head x-ray technician Block Gurez shall also not be drawn till instructions on the subject are communicated to you from this directorate,” further reads the order from DHSK to CMO Bandipora.

Chief Medical Officer Bandipora, Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo said that they have received communication from fund office Bandipora that some GP Fund numbers are fictitious and consequently he has directed all the concerned BMO’s to withheld the salary of these numbers until their genuineness are not proved, he said.

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MVD Conducts Inspection of Vehicles, Seized 09 Vehicles



Bandipora, 11 May: Assistant Regional Transport officer (ARTO) Bandipora Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi along with Inspector Mohammad Younis and Inspector Ab Hameed conducted checking of vehicles on various route of Bandipora and recovered fine from the traffic violators, which included use of pressure horns, driving vehicles without requisite documents and not wearing helmets.
During checking at Bandipora and adjoining areas, ARTO Bandipora seized 09 vehicles and recovered fine from violators of traffic rules.
While talking to this reporter, ARTO Bandipora said that the checking was conducted on the directions of Transport Commissioner Kashmir that the checking of vehicles would continue. The inspection team also informed the people about their duties towards observing traffic norms and road safety rules while traveling and said that it was the prime duty of the commuters to raise their voice against  overloading and use of mobile phones by the drivers at the time of driving. ARTO warned the drivers of passenger vehicles to strictly adhere to the traffic rules to avoid any action from the department.

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AMT School Bandipora functioning without Staff;Students Suffer badly




(Nusoo) Bandipora May 03 :
Bandipora Health Sector already in news for its wrong deeds from last 09 months is showing no signs of any improvement in any sphere of its Administrative units. Be it hospital management, availability of Medicine,Doctors and para medical staff is at receiving end.

The only and the first professional institute here in North kashmir’s Bandipora district which started functioning from January 2017 had 43 students enrolled for 03 different paramedical courses who were selected merit basis. The only facility which the institute posses now is its infrastructure and non teaching staff deputed from district hospital bandipora while lacking the most important teaching staff and head of the institution.

Pathetic part of the presently is that despite the dearth of teaching staff, institute provided admission to another batch of 40 number of students selected for current session i.e 2018-19, dectemating the future of already suffering of batch 1st candidates.

Block Medical Officer Bandipora claims that he has the additional charge of Principal AMT School and visits the institute once a month. Students say that BMO only visits the institute for his personal matters and acts very casualy. They further say that he never pays any heed towards the demands of suffering students and has been paying deaf ear to their genuine demands, students at AMT school said.

“Whenever we complained to BMO about the dearth of teaching staff he directs them to visit hospital for clinical practices leaving all codal formalities aside,” a student wishing anonimity said.

“Patients also feel inconvenience because of presence of students roaming in hospital sections without having any clue of clinical practices,” an attendent lamented.

Students claim that they attend the institute regularly, but are being taught by “volunteers and one staff member of district hospital for few days in a week”.

Students while narrating their ordeal shared that “if they will not attend the institute, the time is not far when the institute will be locked and the district will be deprived from this basic facility:.

When this reporter contact Principal AMT school Dr Syed Rehman he told, that “government has not yet created posts for the said institute, then question arises what was the fun to start new batch 2018-19 of 40 students if they were aware that they have already destroy the future of students 2017-18 batch”.

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Bandipora,30 April 2018: To spread awareness among general public about the road safety measures and traffic rules, a Road Safety Week which kick started last week concluded here today at mini secretrait Bandipora of this North Kashmir’s District.

The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week was “Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha”

”The conclusion programme was organised at Mini Secretrait Bandipora where District Development Bandipora Khursheed Ahmad Sanie and Senior Superintendent Bandipora Zulfikar Azad in presence of Inspector’s Motor Vehicle department, Dysp Headquarter, Dysp DAR, Deputy Chief Education Officer Bandipora, District Sicial Welfare Officer, District Nodal Officer ISM Bandipor besides other Motor Vehicle Department officials distributed certificates and trophies among drivers and other personalities who participated in this road safety week.

Speaking On the occasion District Development Commissioner Bandipora said that it is the moral responsibility of every individual to spread message of road safety and hazardous effects of aggressive driving.

He said that road safety week started last week has concluded.

It was organised with the aim of following traffic rules and safe driving.

Meanwhile, correspondent Suhail Rather was also been felicitated during the ceremony.

Hailing the work of Reporter for highlighting such programmes District Development Commissioner Bandipora and Inspector MVD thanked and extended overwhelming greetings for his career.

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