Block Diwas is a platform to connect with to people to address their issues : DC Pulwama

PULWAMA, MARCH 22:  Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Pulwama Wednesday said that Public outreach program is a trajectory to reinforce connection with people.

He made these remarks while speaking to a gathering of people assembled at Govt Model Higher Secondary School Gulzarpora, Awantipora as part of Youm Block Diwas.

The programme witnessed overwhelming response of people from Gulzarpora, Tokuna and other villages who apprised the DC about their issue and grievances for early redressal.

DDC Pulwama spent the whole day in Tehsil Awantipora and redressed hundreds of grievances on the spot.

The visiting delegations of public and the PRIs demanded construction an overhead water tank and a filtration plant in the village, upgradation of PHC to CHC, Nayabat for the area, upgradation of Govt Middle school to Govt girls High school, replacement of wornout HT/LT lines from habitation to main road, development/ macadamization of interior roads, establishment of veterinary centre in the village, establishment of agri/ horti store and KVK Depot, establishment of timber depot, SRTC bus service from Gulzarpora to Pulwama, among many others.

The DDC gave patient hearing to the grievances raised and assured quality disposal of genuine issues in a time bound manner. He also gave on spot directions for redressal of many issues of urgent nature.The DDC further added that District Administration is ensuring to provide all facilities to the people at their doorsteps and in this regard necessary instructions are already given to line departments.

He was accompanied by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora Zaffar Ahmad; PRIs, Ex-En R&B, Ex-En KPDCL, Ex-En Irrigation, Tehsildar Awantipora, BDO Awantipora and all other District officers.

On the occasion, DDC said that such Public Outreach Programmes are a regular feature now and appealed to people to become active participants so that the issues of daily importance are redressed in the minimum possible time.

He highlighted the objectives of the various governmental programmes informing the public that these schemes, campaigns are aimed at reaching out to the people for redressal of their grievances and addressing developmental issues.

The DDC directed the concerned Officers to exhort for completion of ongoing projects, Roads, & bridges. He urged upon officers to complete the works within the shortest possible time.

The DDC also directed the concerned Officers to be proactive and remain accessible to the people so that the purpose of the initiative is fulfilled. He impressed upon the concerned to conduct awareness programmes in the areas to sensitize youth about various self-employment and other beneficiary oriented schemes.

He stressed that Public participation is must for the holistic development of society. He advised the people to make education their main motto so that their children will become officers.

He also briefed about the works taken up under various centrally sponsored schemes in the area by the Rural Development Department.

During the Public hearing various delegations, individuals, deputations from Panchayats apprised the DDC about the issues pertaining to the different departments including Health, Education, Horticulture, Agriculture, Jal Sakti, RDD, R&B, Power Deptt, Social Welfare, ICDS and other sectors.

The DC assured the people that all their issues shall be resolved in the shortest possible time.

He further said that such public outreach sessions will also be held in other far flung areas of the district as such programmes provide ample opportunity to the administration to have on spot appraisal and status of grievances/problems the population of these areas are going through.

He said our aim and objective is to address most of the issues on the spot, avoiding unnecessary prolonging the stress on redressal of grievances.

Speaking on the occasion, officers/ officials from various departments raised awareness among the general public about the various government sponsored schemes and urged people to take benefits from them.