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Union Govt likely to scrap privileges earlier given to political families, their supporters
Will JK get freedom from VVIP Culture now?
9/4/2019 11:17:43 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Sep 4: The daunting challenge for the union government in Jammu and Kashmir will be uproot the VVIP culture which has been wrecking havoc upon the common masses, leaving them perturbed and engulfed with chaos at large.
As per the reports, the union government has set it as its priority to make Jammu and Kashmir free from the dreadful menace of VVIP racism and the privileges for the handful of families and their members are all set to witness a doom in near future.
It was ironic to find how it had become somewhat like a precarious culture in Jammu and Kashmir that VIP treatment was accorded to every tom, dick and harry. Even supporters of these few dynastic families would demand to be guarded by SPOs, they too wanted their kith and kith be provided the luxurious accommodations in and outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir. They wanted the servants to be paid by the government. They wanted the Cars with red beacons on the top and expenditure for the same be taken from the common tax payer.
Early Times has in the past also reported threadbare that how the previous governments ruined the state by strengthening the VIP culture in JK with ministers and legislators being accorded the mouth watering perks. The state during the Congress- NC coalition took a big leap over the Central Government and Members of Parliament (MPs) with the salaries fixed for every legislator is more than 30 thousand than the Lok Sabha members.
Besides hefty salaries, the government used to attractive perks, free vehicles, security, medical allowance, housing allowance, travel allowance, housing loans, free accommodation, air, road travel, free electricity and drinking water the ministers and legislators .
Now when the family rule in Jammu and Kashmir seems to have been sulking. With each passing day, people want that the new UT now should be freed from the VVIP culture once and for all. They want that the Airports should have no separate VIP lounges, no barricades to be put on roads to halt peoples' movement so that a minister could pass the road. It remains to be seen with much interest that whether a minister or the MLAs in JK would jump out of the queue while commoners would be left in lurch. It has to be seen what measures the new government will take to soothe the blighted hearts of the people and to make them feel that it is their government as well.
Meanwhile, we stand witness that how the doors of the Secretariat used to get shut when the former chief ministerslike Omar Abdullah, Ghulam Nahi Azad, Mufti Sayeed or Mehbooba Mufti used to enter in the office. The people clearly remember that nobody was allowed to move on roads here when cavalcades of ministers would breeze through the roads.
There are suggestions being made that the new government in Jammu and Kashmir must outsource all transport, discontinue security except for those at "Z" level threats, and gradually stop providing official accommodation to all except cabinet ministers. The existing official accommodation is a huge resource that can generate huge revenues if it is reutilised or privatised, people suggest.
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