STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Yogesh Chander Modi, Director General, National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Tuesday met Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu here. The DG briefed the Lt Governor about important issues relating to the internal security situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lt Governor advised close surveillance on all fronts to meet the security challenges for ensuring safety and security of the people. Later, UNICEF Country Representative, India, Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque also met the Lt Governor and talked about the Country programme of UNICEF and their execution in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the advancement of rights and development of children, adolescents and women; promoting primary education, gender equality and women empowerment; reducing child mortality; improving maternal health; combating deadly diseases; ensuring environmental sustainability and increasing public awareness in this regard. The Lt Governor highlighted the achievements of J&K in these areas and the steps being taken by the J&K Administration to meet the obligations enumerated in the UNICEF Charter. He assured UT Government’s full cooperation in effective implementation of public welfare programmes of the UNICEF. Meanwhile, General Manager, State Bank of India (SBI), Chandigarh Circle briefed the Lt Governor about SBI’s functioning in providing reliable banking services to its customers in J&K. The Lt Governor observed that the entire banking sector has a key role to play towards promoting economic growth and overall development of the country.
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