RAJOURI: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today convened a joint meeting of representatives of PRIs and officers here at Nowshera to discuss development scenario of the area besides deliberating on public issues.
Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal; SSP, Mohammad Aslam; Director Agriculture, KK Sharma; ADDC, Pawan Kumar; DFO Nowshera, Neelima Shah; ADC Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Sambayal; ACD, Sushil Khajuria; CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; DSEO, Bilal Rashid Mir; PO ICDS, Kartar Singh; CAO, Som Singh; CHO, Madan Lal; ALC, Manisha, DDC member Sunderbani, Rajinder Sharma; President MC Nowshera, Narinder Kumar; BDC Chairperson Nowshera, Bodh Raj; BDC Chairperson, Qila Darhal, Khalid Firdoz; BDC Chairperson Siot, Bal Krishan; Sarpanchs and Panchs attended the meeting.
Threadbare discussion was held on several issues of the area which inter alia included macadamization of roads, upgradation of schools, better healthcare services, paucity of staff in government institutions, staff shortage in SDH Nowshera, setting up of sectoral offices at Qila Darhal, internet connectivity at Qila Darhal, dilapidated condition of roads, electricity poles, transformers, additional border bunkers, low voltage, district status to Nowshera subdivision, inclusion of left out beneficiaries under PMAY-G, completion of Siot irrigation scheme, fund release for completion of panchayat ghars at Siot, adequate water and power supply, upgradation of HS Langer to HSS level, shortage of staff in PHC Handan, revival of Cooperative societies, cutting and tailoring centre at Qila Darhal and start of work on road from Bawani to Shalakh, operationalization of Bawani filtration plant.
Addressing the participants, Advisor asked the officers to lay special focus on prompt service delivery besides ensuring timely disposal of public grievances.
Reiterating LG government’s commitment towards further strengthening the PRI institutions, he urged upon the PRIs to strictly monitor implementation of development projects for holistic development of their respective areas.
“It gives me immense joy to see that PRIs are now themselves formulating the development plans as per the needs of their areas”, the Advisor maintained.