Under the ongoing phase three of the Back to Village (B2V) programme in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the District Development Commissioner (DDC) of Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza visited many panchayats and monitored the gram sabha proceedings to enquire about the status of demands and grievances people have registered with the visiting officers.
On the second day of the B2V-3 program, visiting officers and other designated teams conducted a public outreach programme in all 75 panchayats across 17 blocks of the Budgam district.
DDC Mirza stressed to take on board all concerned while executing works and formulating new plans.
While interacting with the locals at Panchayat Halqa in Mamath, Mirza said that the pending work on the bridge connecting Mamath and adjacent villages with district headquarters shall be completed on war footing as deteriorated path always causes inconveniences to the public during rainy and winter season.
Mirza also urged upon the youth who aspire for entrepreneurship to come forward and avail the financial assistance facility which shall be provided by the J&K Bank in coming days.
He instructed the BDOs to ensure that at least two works of public interest shall be identified in each Panchayat Halqa for timely completion.
At Ichgam, the DDC, after monitoring the proceedings, held an interactive session with the locals and took on the spot appraisal of demands/ grievances and assured that all genuine demands will be seriously considered for an early redressal.
He appealed the public to come forward and take benefits from the welfare schemes in offing.
Mirza further said that the programme is aimed to improve service delivery and grievances redressal mechanism, adding that the other objective of this programme is “to strengthen the roots of people-friendly administration”.
On the occasion, he also laid emphasis on the need and support from all stakeholders, particularly concerned habitants of respective areas, in making the B2V initiative a success adding that this programme will prove a pivotal push for developmental activities.
He also urged upon all Gram Panchayats to actively participate in this programme to “oversee the implementation of this pro-people initiative in an optimistic manner”.