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Advisor Baseer Khan holds Public Outreach Prog at Sumbal

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BANDIPORA : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday inaugurated the 21-day Jan Abhiyan in Bandipora district by holding a Public outreach program at Sumbal and distributing Domicile Certificates and Sports Kits among the youth.

Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rahul Malik, Chief Engineer PWD, Showkat Jeelani Pandit, Chief Engineer (KPDCL) Aijaz Ahmad Dar and Chief Engineer Jal Shakti Iftikhar Ahmad, Director RDD, Director Rural Development Kashmir Qazi Sarwar, Joint Director Tourism, 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.

On the occasion, the Advisor interacted with over 28 delegations, who apprised him of their demands pertaining to development of their respective areas.

The delegations that met the Advisor included   BDCs of blocks of Sumbal Sub-division, Civil Society members of Ajas, Hakbara, Vijpara, Nowgam, Zalpora, Naidkhai , Representatives of Sumbal and Hajin Municipal Committees led by respective presidents, Sheep-rearers, Fishermen, Traders and weavers of the twin blocks.

They raised various issues of public importance and sought better drainage, adequate electricity supply, better healthcare and education, promotion of Sports, augmentation of Irrigation and drinking water supply, macdamization of existing and construction of new roads, etc.

Responding to the demands, Advisor Khan gave on the spot directions to the concerned officers for time bound redress of the same.

He announced the start of works involving Rs 10 lakh each in 151 Panchayats of the district under Jan Abhiyan. He sanctioned two boats under SDRF for Nasbal, Tengpora at Sumbal and directed the concerned to look into the feasibility of development of Children Parks at Baharabad, Sumbal and Hajin and promotion of tourism in the region. He further directed 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.

While carrying on the proceedings of Jan Sunwai, he directed the ACD Bandipora to ensure completion of works taken up during Jan Abhiyan in time bound manner, possibly within 20 days. He further directed to fast track the works of road connectivity for their completion before winter season.

The Chief Engineer PDD was directed to improve the HT/LT network in Sumbal and Hajin areas and making full preparedness for the winter months.

While interacting with the people, Advisor Baseer Khan said that the Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is committed to bring the governance at the doorsteps of the 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.

He said the Jan Abhiyan and Back to Village programme have been launched with the purpose to reach out to the people at their doorsteps, to listen to the grievances of the people and assess the local developmental needs at grassroots level, examine the demands and provide feasible solutions.  He said that timely disposal of public grievances has been the priority of present dispensation for which this outreach programmes has been started.

While elaborating about the 21-days Jan Abhiyan programme, the Advisor said the public campaign will broadly focus on three essential components viz delivery of essential services, development needs & grievance redressal. “The B2V3 shall be preceded by a build-up of 21 day Jan Abhyan/Awami Muhim, which includes implementation of its three essential components viz; Muhim Barai-e-Haqooq, Dehi Taraqiyati   Muhim and the Awami Sunwai Muhim”.

He said the programme has several components viz Grievance Redressal (Jan Sunwai), celebration of Block Diwas on every Wednesday between 10th sept till 2nd oct and completion of two works in each Panchayat during Jan Abhiyan.  He said on each consecutive Wednesday till October 1, 2020, Block Divas would be held across the district to listen to the public issues and redressal of the same.

During the inaugural session of the Jan Abhiyan, the Advisor also distributed Domicile Certificates among the local residents and was informed that 2000 domicile certificates were distributed in a single day in Bandipora on the launching ceremony of Jan Abhiyan. He also distributed sports kits among different sports clubs of the Sumbal Sub-Division.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad apprised the Advisor about developmental activities in the district. He said the district administration has framed a calendar to conduct Camps across all 151 panchayats of the district for awareness and on spot service delivery.

The DDC informed that district administration is going to take two works in each Panchayat at a cost of Rs 10 lakh under B2V3.

Dr Owais said that the Jan Abhiyan camps will witness distribution of certificates viz Domicile, ST certificates etc in addition to KCC cards, Ayushman cards and saturation of individual beneficiary schemes.

He said each block will witness mega grievance redressal camps on every Wednesday which shall be attended by him personally along with SSP.

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