CM Mehbooba Mufti promises clean governance in J&K

Jammu: Soon after assuming charge on Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti promised a transparent and an accountable government in the state with no scope of corruption at any level.

While allocating portfolios to her cabinet of ministers in Jammu overnight, Mufti told her ministerial colleagues: "Perform or else the people will teach you a lesson."

"I am passionate about getting things going and I need your support in realizing the vision of former Chief Minister, late Mufti Sahab," she said at the meeting.

She said that her government shall remain committed to provide a transparent, acountable and responsive administration which works for the betterment and welfare of the common man.

"An important step in this regard will be to simplify the procedures and processes through e-governance," she said.

She said the works initiated and reforms brought in by Mufti will be carried forward as also those initiated by Governor N N Vohra during the three-month Governor's Rule period.

The chief minister, while addressing the ministers, underscored the need to improve focus on the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in the state. She said that J&K can immensely benefit from such schemes as have states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and called on the concerned secretaries to provide her with details in order to implement the schemes at the earliest.

She said that the ministers shouldn't confine themselves to their constituencies or a particular region, but reach out to the people in every nook and corner of the state to resolve their issues to carry forward the mission of the former Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed who passed away on 7 January.

News24 Bureau