Srinagar, Feb 16, KDC: In connection with the Public Outreach Programme, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of Panzinara in the outskirts of Srinagar district and presided over a Public Grievance Redressal cum Awareness Camp under Weekly Block Diwas initiative.
The Weekly Block Diwas programme was held within the premises of Boys High School, Panzinara which witnessed large participation of people from Panzinara-A, Panzinara-B and other adjoining areas of Shalteng Tehsil of Srinagar District.
During the Grievance Redressal Camp, local DDC members, PRI representatives, Public delegations and scores of individuals projected various issues and demands before the DC particularly the long pending issue arising out of jurisdictional dispute with Baramulla and Bandipora.
Besides, they also demanded for macadamization of roads, augmentation of water and power supply, repairs of drainage system, bank ATM facility, establishment of veterinary center and construction of Common Facilitation Center in the area.
After giving patient hearing to the grievances and demands of the public, the DC sought on the spot response from the concerned District Officers present during the Grievance Redressal Camp.
He also assured the people of Panzinara and other adjoining areas that all genuine demands and issues projected by them will be taken up with concerned authorities on priority particularly with regard to jurisdictional issues. The DC also gave on the spot direction to the concerned officers for time bound redressal of the public issues.
Addressing the gathering, the DC said the purpose of holding such grievance redressal Camps is to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for precise and on-ground assessment for time bound redressal.
He said such programmes also provide feedback to the Administration to shape its interventions for the public good and reach to the doorstep of the people instead of them visiting the DC office or other Government Offices.
Highlighting the importance of Panchayat Raj Institutions, the Deputy Commissioner said that by strengthening the Panchayat Raj Institutions people have been empowered to prepare all developmental plans of their local areas and monitor their implementation and execution on ground.
The DC also asked the concerned elected public representatives to work out the developmental plan with local people for next financial year and finalize it by or before March end.
During the camp, Deputy Director Employment, Srinagar, Rouf-ul-Rehman gave awareness about the different youth oriented schemes including MUMKIN, TEJASWINI, SEI (Spurring Entrepreneurship Initiative) and other job oriented schemes.
Similarly, Chief Agriculture Officer, Mohammad Yonis Chowdhary and Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Ajay Sudan also highlighted the benefits of various Government sponsored flagship farmer oriented programmes including PM-Kissan, KCC, Soil Health card, PMKVY and Integrated Sheep Development Scheme (ISDS).
Later, the DC inspected several developmental works being carried out in the area including construction of a new building for Primary Health Centre, Mujgund being carried out at the cost of Rs 1.50 crore.
On the occasion, the DC directed the concerned executing agency to speed up the pace of work on the project to ensure its timely completion.
Besides, the members of District Development Council and local PRI members, Assistant Commissioner Development, Assistant commissioner Panchayats, District Panchayat Officer, Block Development Officer, Assistant Commissioner Labour, Lead District Manager and other District Officers and Engineers were also present on the occasion. (KDC)