Bandipora: Continuing with Block Diwas initiative of LG’s Administration, special public grievance redressal camps were held across Bandipora district on Wednesday to get the first hand appraisal of the issues faced by the public.
The public interaction programme witnessed huge participation of locals who were enthusiastic about presenting the issues of the area before the District administration teams.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmad attended the Public Darbar at Arin block of the district and gave patient hearing to all issues put forth and took spot decisions for speedy action.
The DC was accompanied by Member District Development Council Gh Mohiuddin Rather, Assistant Commissioner Panchayat Altaf Hossain Mosvi, Chief Planning Officer Imtiyaz Ahmad, Deputy Superintendent of Police Dr Idrees Ahmad, BDC, PRIs and other senior officers of the district.
Apart from other issues people stressed on ensuring power supply as per schedule during winters, availability of pure drinking water and ration, Solid Waste management in Panchayats and town, renovation of water bodies, macadamization of left out roads besides bringing the area on Tourism Map.
DDC Rather on the occasion brought in light the issues faced by the people of upper reaches of the area including Shamthan, Kudara, Kotasathri etc. He also demanded the earlier estimation of works in the upper areas so that time lapse issue is addressed. He informed the chair that their long pending demand of receiving station may be fulfilled.
While interacting with the public delegations, DC Bandipora directed the officers to launch a special awareness campaign at Panchayat level regarding various welfare schemes and the schemes for unemployed youths for establishing various income generating units.
While responding to public issues, DC asked officers to ensure electricity in winters as per schedule and urged people to co-operate by not using heating appliances that put load on the system and leads to frequent power cuts.
The DDC further asked the concerned officers to work in proper coordination in monitoring of mobilisation of target sub-groups of unorganised workers like MGNREGA workers, SHG members under NRLM and NULM, street vendors, Auto drivers, construction (BOCW) workers, mid-day meal workers, domestic workers, ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, Agricultural laborers and Fishermen through respective line departments for registration under e-SHRAM in terms of defined targets.
He said e-SHRAM portal launched by the Government is aimed at facilitating better execution of various Social Security schemes for all unorganised workers. He said the portal will not only register the unorganised workers of the district but also be helpful in delivering various social security schemes being implemented by the Government.
DC also called for adopting zero tolerance against encroachment of water bodies and instructed revenue and Irrigation and Flood Control Dept to ensure removal of encroachments.
Earlier a plantation drive was also held in the premises of Arin Block which was inaugurated by the DC in presence of DDC, BDC, and PRIs. District Development Commissioner also inaugurated the DDC office on the occasion.
Additional District Development Commissioner Ali Afsar Khan presided over the Block Diwas at Sumbal while Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sumbal Dr Bashir Ahmad Lone and other concerned were also present on the occasion. Meanwhile, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gurez, Dr Mudasir Ahmad Ahmad Lone attended the Block Diwas at Gurez where he heard the public grievances.