Crescent Kashmir

Empowerment at village level

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In a recent review meeting held by the Commissioner Secretary rural department in district Ganderbal has asked the different wings of the administration to empower panchayats and also DDCs and BDCs so that there is visible change right from the village level.

She asked the administration that several issues including dearth of staff in RDD, material supply issue and other issues hampering the progress of works should be removed so that the elected members can work without hassles.

She reiterated that the Government is committed to empower the elected representatives and in this regard capacity building programmes/training and exposure tours to outside UT would be conducted so that they could acquaint themselves with the functioning of schemes at the grassroot level.

She urged them to work to the satisfaction of the people and encourage the people to take benefits of welfare schemes that are meant to improve their socio-economic conditions. Commissioner Secretary also stressed for early formulation of the plans for 2022-2023 financial year involving the general public and stressed for taking only such works which have greater visibility on the ground.

The DDC Chairperson informed the Commissioner Secretary that the Council has scheduled a meeting on 18th this month and assured that the plan for 2022-2023 will be submitted at an earliest.

She inspected the stalls installed by various entrepreneurs under NRLM in the lawns of Mini Secretariat Ganderbal.

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