All the 14 elected District Development Council (DDC) members were administered oath by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Ragav Langer today here at mini secretrate Pulwama. Deputy Commissioner Pulwama congratulated the DDC members and assured them full support from District Administration. He said people have pinned hope on democracy and democratic institutions and it is now the responsibility of these elected members to project developmental and welfare issues of the public irrespective of any religion or region. He said together we can lead the district to new heights.He expressed satisfaction over the mass participation of people in recent electoral process in the district. He also expressed his satisfaction for smooth conduct of 08 phased cumbersome elections in the district. The DC said that the third tier of Panchayat Raj has been formulated formally now which can provide better governance at grassroot level.SSP Pulwama Shri Aashish Kumar Mishra (IPS in his address, congratulated the elected DDC members and assured complete support from police department.Later, ADDC Pulwama familiarised the newly elected DDC members about their duties in view of Panchayti Raj Act and other relevant laws.In a separate function, the Assistant Commissioner Development, Pulwama administered oath to the newly elected panches and sarpanches in presence of the District Development Commissioner Dr Raghav Langer.