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Delay in holding urban, rural body polls has cost J&K dearly: Guv

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Jammu: Jamuu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today said that the prolonged delay in holding the elections for various rural and urban civic bodies in the state has caused it dearly in terms of developmental assistance.

The governor made the remark while seeking cooperation from the elected representatives of all parties for moving towards normalcy and conducting elections to the panchayats and urban local bodies at the earliest.

"The prolonged delay in holding the urban and rural local self governing body elections has cost the state dearly in terms of the developmental assistance to it," he said.

The Governor made the observation while chairing the District Development Board meeting in Jammu to review the implementation of the ongoing developmental programmes and those planned to be taken up in the district during 2018-19.

He also emphasized that the focus of his administration was to provide a people friendly, corruption free and efficient public delivery systems.

Responding to the issues raised in the meeting, he said that his advisors would convene early meetings with the officers for immediate review and redressal of the issues pertaining to the various departments under their charge.

Taking note of the issues raised by the elected representatives, the Governor observed that the objective of his visit was to obtain the first hand feedback on the execution of all the major developmental works, assess the additional resource requirements and take early corrective actions. (More details on Pg 3)

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