J&K Jan Abhiyan: Block Diwas observed across Kashmir
In India’s Jammu and Kashmir, Block Diwas or Youm-e-Block, a part of ambitious government’s ‘Jan Abhiyan programme’ was observed across all the districts of Kashmir division.
During the Diwas, all concerned District Development Commissioners (DDCs) and other officers listened to public issues, grievances and demands.
The Youm-e-Block was observed to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for accurate and on ground assessment, and redressal of issues, thereby, providing governance to the public at their door steps.
On the occasion, the DDCs highlighted the objectives of the Jan Abhiyan, Jan Sunwayi, Dehi Taraqiyaati and Poshan Abhiyan programmes, informing the public that these public campaigns are aimed at reaching out to the people for redressal of their grievances and addressing developmental issues.
In Budgam district, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, while addressing the public, said that the District Administration is committed to deliver services at the doorsteps of public, and redressal of public grievances is the cornerstone of good governance.
During his day-long visit to Block Khag, Mirza, while appreciating the people’s participation in the program, urged the public to come forward and work as a team for the development of the area.
He instructed the line Departments to examine the issues and demands put forth by the public in the program and submit a report within a week.
During the program, Mirza also appealed to the public to use water and electricity judiciously, and distributed monetary assistance among mothers with newborn babies, ‘Ladli Beti’ certificates, and wheelchairs among specially-abled people.
The line departments of the district had installed stalls at the venue depicting and demonstrating various kinds of services, products and schemes meant for public welfare. The program was attended by General Manager DIC, ACD besides District/Sectoral officers, and other officials.
The District Development Commissioner (DDC) of Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal listened to public issues at Block Headquarter during the Block Diwas program. On the occasion, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) members and locals raised several demands of their areas.
The DDC sought an action taken report on all the previous issues projected by the local people.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC Iqbal said that the main aim of conducting such programs is to ensure service delivery and prompt grievances redressal at the door steps of the public. He directed the concerned officers and officials of different departments to play a proactive role in fulfilling developmental requirements of the public.
He also appealed to people and PRIs to cooperate with the administration to ensure development in the district and stressed for making the best use of funds provided to each Panchayat by making comprehensive plans.
Block Diwas programs were also organized at different places of the district including Lar and Kangan blocks, where people in large numbers interacted with the officers and apprised them of their issues and demands.
In Kulgam district, Mega Block Diwas was held at three blocks viz. Devsar, Kulgam and D.H. Pora.
To take first hand appraisal of public grievances, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, along with concerned officials remained available at Block D. H. Pora and listened to issues and grievances of people for timely redressal.
Bhat also took stock of action taken of the grievances/demands recorded in previous blocks. The programme was attended by ACD/DPO, SDM Noorabad, and officers of line departments besides, a large number of people and members of PRIs.