Crescent Kashmir

Governance at grass roots

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After establishing complete Panchayati Raj Institutions in Jammu and Kashmir, J&K administration is also trying to reform the system so that a common man gets the benefits of government schemes without any delay.

Recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir while briefing CEO NITI Aayog, He enumerated several institutional reforms like elections to all the 3 tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions, introduction of e-office, digitisation of land records, providing of land passbooks to farmers, introducing District Good Governance Index (DGGI)and establishment of CAT benches besides strengthening the anti-corruption mechanism by establishing more potent Anti-Corruption Bureau under the Central Vigilance Commission here.

The Administrative Secretaries ofH&UDD, School Education, PD&MD gave presentations about the progress and reforms made by their concerned departments.

It was revealed that J&K leads the country in many parameters including less neo-natal mortality rate, sex ratio at birth, life expectancy, full Immunization of children, institutional births, per capita energy consumption etc. It was also said that the UT has attained 100% saturation in beneficiary schemes like Old age pension, widow pension, scholarships to Minority/SC students, Pishan Tracker etc.

J&K become 100% open defecation free, 100% urban wards have been covered under door to door solid waste management collection, 99.94 % population has been provided with piped water under JJM with 23160 Schools, 24163 AnganwadiCentres, 3324 Health Institutions and 1666 Gram Panchayat Buildings  being provided with drinking water connections. It was said that macadamization of 7301 kns has been accomplished in previous year at the rate of 21 kms/day which was earlier pegging at only 6 kms a day.

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