Amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus in India, Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday granted financial relief of Rs One crore to lawyers whose livelihoods have been severely hit due to imposed restrictions since March 24 and later extended till May 3.
Providing the minimum financial assistance to young advocates and especially those in distress, J-K Lt Governor G C Murmu today handed over a cheque of Rs One crore to Registrar General, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Jawad Ahmad in the presence of High Court Bar Association Jammu President Abhinav Sharma.
According to reports, Sharma has been assigned Ahmad as the fund distributing authority. The spokesperson also claimed that this move makes Jammu and Kashmir government the first in the country to extend relief to financially distressed young advocates.
High Court Bar Association Jammu President Abhinav Sharma thanked Lieutenant Governor for the decision. “We met Lieutenant governor and held a meeting with him over the issue. He approved our request”, Sharma said while speaking to reporters at Raj Bhawan.
More than 62,000 people have been kept under surveillance either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation. As per reports, the administration is also planning to constitute multiple three-member teams to check and monitor patient care facilities at dedicated COVID-19 hospitals across the UT.
Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo issued directions in this regard to directors of health services while chairing a meeting to review facilities being provided to coronavirus patients at such hospitals.
The teams will submit reports about the functioning of these hospitals and action will be taken accordingly to address any concerns. Among other things, the teams will also review the bed capacity in all district hospitals and other designated places