New Delhi :Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh on Thursday held a luncheon meeting for DDC chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons and members from Jammu & Kashmir.
About 50 District Development Council members, Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons called on DrJitendra Singh at his residence after completing their 5-day Exposure tour to Pune and Mumbai. The Minister carefully listened to their hands-on training experiences and said that Maharashtra State has one of the oldest and most successful local bodies structure in the country.
Later, talking to the media, DrJitendra Singh said, it was Prime Minister NarendraModi, who gave Jammu and Kashmir the real “self-rule’ by ensuring successful conduct of regular
Panchayat elections and the first-ever District Development Council (DDC) polls in seven decades in November 2020. He said, Jammu & Kashmir was often known for slogans of “self-rule”, but the real self-rule has dawned only now and it needs to be further strengthened.
DrJitendra Singh also pointed out that DDC training programmes are continuously being held in Delhi also and exposure tours are being organized to get them familiarized with the functioning of PRI bodies and Committees in various states. He said, recently, Indian Institute of Public Administration conducted such a programme in coordination with Delhi Municipal Corporation.
DrJitendra Singh said, Prime Minister Modi gave highest priority to Jammu & Kashmir and the most remarkable feature of the last eight years of his rule is that he not only gave J&K several important national level projects but through personal intervention also revived many such projects which got delayed for various reasons.
DDC Chairman Jammu Bharat Bhushan, DDC Chairman UdhampurLal Chand, DDC Chairman DodaDhanaiter Singh, DDC Chairman ReasiSarv Singh Naag, DDC Advocate AmitSharma,Vice Chairperson UdhampurJuhiManhas, Karan Singh Atri, DDC members ManoharLal, SandeepManhas,KewalKrishna,Balwan Singh, Romeshchander,Rakesh Bodhi SubhashBhagat,Suraj Singh, were among those who attended the luncheon meeting.