Reasi, Aug 25: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of Reasi district and attended the weekly Block Diwas, here in Dharmari area and listened to people’s issues.
The Block Diwas was attended by District Development Council, Chairman, Saraf Singh Naag; Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Charandeep Singh; Vice Chairperson DDC, Sajra Qadri; ADCs, ACD, CMO, CEO BDO, besides senior officers of various line departments.
A large number of people including DDCs, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanches/ Panches and locals from adjoining Panchayats attended the Block Diwas.
At the outset, the Divisional Commissioner interacted with the district officers present on the occasion and sought a brief status report on various flagship schemes of their respective departments.
The concerned officers apprised the Div Com about the present status of works, schemes and key issues of their respective departments.
The PRIs and Public put forth their demands seeking improved road connectivity, renovation of school buildings, better Health facilities, up gradation of Jal Shakti and power infrastructure, rationalization of teaching staff in schools, solution of mining issues, development of water bodies and other issues of public concern.
The Div Com issued on the spot directions to the concerned departments for timely redress of the projected issues. He assured the PRIs and Public that all the genuine demands would be met on priority.
He also asked the district officers to establish close liaison with the PRIs and public and inform them regarding their projected issues. He also instructed them to keep the track on the projected grievances till the same are redressed.
The Divisional Commissioner highlighted that the Government has taken various mission mode projects for improvement of water supply schemes including Jal Shakti Mission (Har Ghar Nal se Jal). Similarly, PMGSY Phase-III is being started in near future for providing road connectivity to unconnected habitations and improvement of power infrastructure under SAUBAGYA scheme.
The concerned officers also informed that most of the issues raised by the public are under consideration and most of them would be resolved under languishing projects, PMDP, Back to Village and other funding schemes.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the DC to hold regular review meetings with all the concerned officers and seek physical and financial status of executed works of Back to Village, 14th FC works, resolve issues related to mining, rationalize the teaching staff and redress all the issues raised by the public in a time bound manner. He also advised the DC to keep on changing the venues of Block Divas for better understanding of the problems of the public through Block Divas meetings.
While addressing the gathering, the Div Com said that the Government of UT is committed to development with transparency and accountability. He mentioned that the Government is creating a corruption free system.
He said that the office of the Lieutenant Governor has issued strict instructions to expedite the ongoing development works for their timely completion. He warned strict actions would be taken in case the contractors do not complete the works within the fixed timeline. “Many contractors have been blacklisted for poor performance and imposed penalty clauses against such contractors’ he informed.
Highlighting the importance of Panchayati Raj Institutions in execution and monitoring of development works, the Div Com said that PRIs can play a very effective role in supervision and monitoring of development works in their areas for their timely completion.
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