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CS reviews preparation for upcoming fifth phase of B2V

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JAMMU: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a high-level meeting of senior functionaries of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to review preparations for the ‘Fifth Phase of Back to Village Programme (B2V5)’ which is J&K Government’s flagship public outreach programme and serves as a robust tool for participation of people in Governance.

The meeting was attended by DGP, Administrative Secretaries of Home, Jal Shakti, PWD (R&B), Finance, Education, General Administration Department, Rural Development Department, Information Technology Department, Revenue Department and other senior functionaries, besides Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir provinces, ADGP Kashmir, IG Jammu, DCs and SSPs and District Officers through video conference.

At the outset, the Chief Secretary said that the previous editions of B2V have helped in improving service delivery, bridging infrastructure gaps and ensuring last-mile delivery. They have also helped in the identification of beneficiaries (especially youth and women) for availing of skill development and self-employment schemes.

Dr. Mehta said that Prabhari Officers should take their job seriously and visit their respective panchayats to interact with the public and undertake a review of previous and current year deliverables, prepare for next year’s Gram Panchayat Development Programme with a special focus concerning improving e-services penetration, and saturating flagship programmes.

Chief Secretary stressed that this edition of B2V shall among others focus on the saturation of self-employment schemes, progress on implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, saturation of welfare schemes including old-aged pension scheme, sports, culture, progress on achievement of deliverables, availability of electricity in villages along with host of other parameters for which a booklet is being circulated to Prabhari Officers.

Dr Mehta asked the Deputy Commissioners to do the phasing of B2V in their districts as per their felt requirements.

B2V5 will be conducted from November 7 to 16 with the main objective of saturating the services and bridging the gap between the Government and the people.

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