DC Kathua reviews Eid-Ul-Azha arrangements

KATHUA, June 22: Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rakesh Minhas today chaired a meeting of officers to take stock of arrangements for Eid-Ul-Azha in the district.

The meeting was attended by ASP, Paramjeet Singh; ACR, XEN PDD, XEN Jal Shakti Department, AD FCS & CA, CEO Kathua MC and other district officers. Besides, ADC Basohli, ADC Billawar, SDM Hiranagar and Tehsildar Bani joined the meeting virtually.

The DC held detailed deliberations with officers of the concerned departments to ensure the availability of water supply, First aid, Fire tenders, uninterrupted power supply, security arrangements and proper cleanliness in the district.

The DC exhorted the officers to keep a strict vigil against profiteering and black-marketing of essential commodities during the festive days besides ensuring quality of eatables.

The FCS&CA department was directed to ensure distribution of ration among the people, making sure availability of essential commodities besides displaying rate lists of eatables by the shopkeepers in the District.

The team was asked to conduct frequent visits to the market particularly during the festival days to keep a check on overcharging and ensure that good quality eatables are provided to the people.

District Police authorities were asked to deploy adequate police personnel at traffic jam prone places of the town, besides ensuring traffic regulation by the Traffic police.

Directions were also passed to PDD and Jal Shakti Department to ensure uninterrupted power and water supply especially during the Eid days. He also directed the Municipal authorities to undertake cleanliness drives in the localities so that it wears a festive look. He also said that proper arrangements should be put in place at Eid Gahs as per the past practice for the convenience of the devotees.

The DC enjoined upon all the heads of Sub-divisions to convene meetings with stakeholders to ensure timely arrangements for Eid-Ul-Azha.