Baseer Khan inspects development works at Poonch
Interacts with PRIs members, meets delegations
Poonch: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today conducted an extensive tour of frontier district Poonch to take stock of various ongoing development works being executed by Rural Development Department, Power Development Department, Tourism Department and other sectors in the district.
He also held meeting with representatives of Panchayati Raj Institution (District development Council) and interacted with several public delegations to get feedback on the pace of development in this border and hilly district and also to address the public grievances and issues.
The Advisor started inspecting the works of Rural Development Department right from ‘Peer ki Gali’. Enroute to district Poonch via Mughal road, Advisor inspected ongoing works of Rural Development Department and the works being under taken by the tourism department. He inspected Tourism park at ‘Noori- Chum’.
While appreciating the works, he emphasized on creating durable assets and maintaining quality of works. On the way, he held detailed deliberations with CEO Tourism and passed slew of instructions for exploring the scope of tourism potential along the Mughal road.
He directed the officer to have a plan prepared to add to tourist infrastructure especially the wayside amenities to facilitate the tourist. He said the area is fertile for Tourism related activities and the department has to explore possibilities of exploiting the tourism potential in the area.
The Advisor later unveiled a book ‘compendium of self employment schemes’ at Poonch, in a brief ceremony organised by District administration Poonch in presence of District Development Council (DDC) and the galaxy of senior officers. He appreciated the efforts of District Administration for igniting the spirit of self-employment/entrepreneurship among the unemployed youth in the district.
While reviewing the Development Profile of the District, Advisor Baseer Khan said PRIs are very important organs of development, they have a role in monitoring developmental works. They inherently have their specific role in planning and implementation of government schemes on ground. He said that Rural Development Department should take up development of playfields in each of the Panchayat so that local youth get the facility of channelizing their energy in the games and personality development.
Advisor Khan called for holding a meeting with PRIs regularly for seeking their feedback on availability of basic amenities in their respective areas. He further directed the administration to resolve issues identified/projected by public representatives from time to time in time bound manner.
Earlier, public representatives raised number of developmental issues. The Advisor gave a patient hearing to all the issues and demands. He resolved most of the issues by directing the concerned officers on the spot and said that all other genuine issues will be taken up with concerned quarters. He said that every possible initiative is being taken to streamline the public service delivery besides terming hassle free public service delivery system as the core concern.
Present on the occasion were Chairman DDC Tazeem Akther along with Council, Deputy Commissioner Inderjeet, SSP Vinod Kumar, Chief engineers and HODs, Chairman Municipal Councils and all district and sectoral officers.