Minister for Finance,Labour and Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday held a Public Darbar in Srinagar as part of his weekly Public Outreach programme.A large number of people including prominent citizens and youths participated in the darbar and interacted with the minister. They apprised the Minister about their problems and developmental needs and sought redressal of their grievances.Delegations from across the valley especially from Srinagar city including Dalgate, Bemina, Natipora, Nishat, Chanpora, Nowgam, Sanat Nagar, Rawalpora, Hyderpora, Bagh-e-Mehtab, Baramulla, Sumbal, Pulwama, Tral and Bandipora flagged many issues before the minister with regard to repairmen of roads, availability of drinking water, regular electricity, availability of ration and many other issues of public interest. A delegation of RTO consultants and staff members of Gandhi College Srinagar also called on the minister and flagged various issues.Minister gave patient hearing to the people and assured that their genuine demands will be redressed. Minister also passed on-spot directions with regard to various grievances flagged by the locals. The minister also made on-spot directions for providing electric poles , transmission lines for various areas of the city.Bukhari said they have prioritized the works according to their importance and are being done accordingly. Interacting with the deputations, the Minister said that state government is working tirelessly for equitable development in all the three regions of the state.
He said the present dispensation in Jammu and Kashmir has tagged public welfare and equitable development as thrust areas and it will continue with its policy of reaching out to the people in order to mitigate their sufferings on account of various day to day issues.Responding to the demands raised by deputations, the Minister assured them that he would take up the issues with the concerned Departments for their early redressal. He said that the Government is committed to equitable development in the rural and urban areas of the state. “To meet the goal, several schemes and programs have already been undertaken under R&B, PDD, PHE, Health, RDD and other sectors” he said and urged the people to take full advantage of various state and centrally sponsored schemes.Bukhari said the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is keen to mitigate the problems of the people and that the aim of public outreach program is to reach out to the people to listen their grievances at their doorstep instead of people coming to Civil Secretariat, we (ministers) have been asked to visit the people at their doorstep to know their problems and take appropriate action to mitigate their problems.