People across Samba district today accorded a rousing reception to the visiting officers deputed for panchayats for two days and one night under the ambitious Back to Village programme.As many as 34 senior officers visited panchayats including Palli, Rajpur Kholar, Salmeri, Bari, Birpur, Tarore, Deon, Purmandal, Bagla Suchani, Patti, Sangwal etc in block Bari Brahmana, Vijaypur and Purmandal on the 1st day of six day long programme.
During the day, Deputy Commissioner Samba also visited panchayats of Salmeri, Bari, Vijaypur, Patti and Raj Kholpur and interacted with PRI members & locals in presence of visiting officers.The Deputy Commissioner informed that B2V4 was an action oriented and deliver measurable (result) programme in which all departments will be saturating deliverables within specified timelines.
Specials Camps were organised to provide support to specially abled, senior citizens , distributions of certificates like income certificate, Ayushman Bharat Golden Cards, Land passbook etc in each panchayat ghar in the district, informed the DC Samba
Visiting officers on the day one of the B2V4 programme participated in sports activities, talent hunt programmes, cultural events, youth engagement activities, Gandhi Katha and other activities in order to reach out to village population and promote various initiatives like Nasha Mukt Bharat, Swach Gram, promoting self employment schemes etc.
Visiting officers also inspected the development works including Amrit Sarovars, conducted inspection CSC Centres and generated awareness about 225 Schemes (online) like BEAMS, Jan Bhagidari, Aapki Zameen Aapki Nigrani, Digital J&K etc.
The Government laid special focus on self employment activities and has directed to identify 15 youth per panchayat to be enrolled under various self employment schemes, added visiting officers.In addition, all the frontline workers, district officers, selected representatives including Sarpanchs, panchs, locals took active participation in the Back to Village Programme.Later, the visiting officers also interacted with senior citizens, retired employees, Ex servicemen, Youths.