Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan inaugurated the 21-day ‘Jan Abhiyan’ in the Union Territory’s Bandipora district by holding a public outreach program at Sumbal and distributing domicile certificates and sports kits among the youth.
On the launching ceremony of Jan Abhiyan, Advisor Khan distributed 2000 domicile certificates among the local residents in a single day in Bandipora. He also distributed sports kits among different sports clubs of the Sumbal sub-division.
He also interacted with more than 28 delegations who apprised him of their grievances and demands pertaining to development of their respective areas.
While responding to the grievances of these delegations, Khan gave on the spot directions to the concerned officers for time bound redressal.
He also announced the start of works costing Rs 10 lakhs each in 151 Panchayats of the district and sanctioned two boats under SDRF for Nasbal, Tengpora at Sumbal.
Khan further directed the concerned authorities to look into the feasibility of development of children parks at Baharabad, Sumbal and Hajin and the development of tourism in the region.
He also instructed all line departments to ensure inclusion of Panchayati Raj Institutions in formulation of plans for the area so that the urgent needs of public are taken care of.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad; Senior Superintendent of Bandipora Police, Rahul Malik; Chief Engineer PWD, Showkat Jeelani Pandit; Chief Engineer (KPDCL) Aijaz Ahmad Dar; Chief Engineer Jal Shakti, Iftikhar Ahmad; Director RDD, Director Rural Development Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar; Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Reyaz Ahmad Beigh; Joint Director Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad; all the district heads of the departments, HoDs, and other senior officers of the district were present on the occasion.
While carrying on the proceedings of the ‘Jan Sunwai’, Khan directed the ACD Bandipore to ensure completion of works taken up during Jan Abhiyan within 20 days.
On the occasion, he also directed Chief Engineer PDD for improving the HT/LT network in Sumbal and Hajin areas and asked to ensure full preparedness in view of winter months.
While interacting with the people, Advisor Khan said that the Jammu and Kashmir government is committed to bring governance at the doorsteps of general public and has initiated numerous reforms to cater to the developmental needs of the people with special focus on public participation in the developmental process.
Khan said that the Jan Abhiyan and Back to Village (B2V) programme have been launched with the purpose to reach people at their doorsteps, to listen to the grievances of people, assess the local developmental needs at grassroots level, and examine the demands and provide feasible solutions.
Explaining the 21-day Jan Abhiyan programme, Khan said that this public campaign will broadly focus on three essential components, viz delivery of essential services, development needs and grievance redressal.
“The B2V3 (Back to Village phase three) shall be preceded by a build-up of 21-day Jan Abhiyan, which includes implementation of its three essential components viz; Muhim Barai-e-Haqooq, Dehi Taraqiyati Muhim and the Awami Sunwai Muhim,” he said.
He said the programme has several components, viz grievance redressal (Jan Sunwai), celebration of block diwas on every Wednesday from September 10 to October 2, and completion of two works in each Panchayat during Jan Abhiyan.
He said on each consecutive Wednesday till October 1, 2020, Block Diwas would be held across the district to listen to the public issues and redressal of the same.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner of Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad apprised the advisor about developmental activities in the district.
He explained that the district administration has framed a calendar to conduct camps in 151 panchayats of the district for awareness and on spot service delivery. Dr Owais said that the district administration has chalked out detailed programme for Jan Abhiyan and 151 Jan Abhiyan camps will held all across Panchayats for distribution of certificates, viz, domicile, ST certificates, in addition to KCC cards, Ayushman cards, etc.