Srinagar, Nov 13: Stating that PRIs were not being allowed to function, mere tall claims and running paper horses on account of developmental works and resolution of other issues won’t yield results, as that there was a need transform the Govt decisions into reality and implement them on the ground.
This was stated by J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir while reviewing the functioning of PRIs in Dooru area of Anantnag District while lashing out at the administration for failing panchayats in a systematic manner due to the lack of cooperation between the PRIs and administration.
After reviewing the ongoing works and functioning of PRIS, JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad Mir heard the Sarpanchs and Panchs in a largely attended function who apprised him that despite putting in requisite papers with regard to release of funds for execution of developmental works, the administration was adopting dilly dallying tactics on account of release of allocated funds, which was detrimental to the functioning of PRIs and developmental process, at grass roots.
JKPCC President also reviewed the work done with Panchs and Sarpanchs in their respective panchayat halqas and also received feedback on the works to be executed.
On this occasion, Ghulam Ahmad Mir lashed out at the administration for not cooperating with the PRIs, which amounts to undermining the Panchayat Bodies and urged the Govt to take immediate measures to restore confidence among the Panchayat representatives, enabling them to perform the duty for which they have been chosen, as that, the PRIs hold the key to development at grass roots, they need to be encouraged and facilitated to perform their duty in the larger interests of developmental of people.
JKPCC President expressed serious concern over the poor functioning of PRIs and urged the Govt to ensure that administration extends full cooperation to Sarpanchs and Panchs on account of release of funds and execution of works at appropriate time.
“LG J&K must intervene and ensure that PRIs, which were mandated to play key role in the developmental process further strengthened in the larger interest of people,” JKPCC President added and also urged the Sarpanchs and Panchs to remain committed to the cause of serving people in their respective Panchayat halqas.
On this occasion senior party leaders, DDC members, Block Presidents and others were present. (KNS)
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