A meeting of District Development Council (DDC) Pulwama was held today under the chairmanship of its chairperson, Syed Bari Andrabi, here. Among others, the meeting was attended by DDC Vice Chairperson, Additional District Development Commissioner, CPO Pulwama, DDC Members and PRIs besides all District and Sectoral officers.
At the outset, DDC Chairperson apprised the Council about the guidelines for the formulation of the plans under the District Capex budget 2022-23. The meeting discussed threadbare the development scenario of the district.
The chairperson stressed for proper maintenance of coordination between officers and the Councilors so that better results could be yielded on ground with respect to developmental works and infrastructure creation.
He also said that for the first time, proportionate funding to all three tiers of PRIs is being ensured to cater to the development aspirations of the people through DDCs, BDCs and Panchayats.
Interacting with the council Members, Syed Bari said people have a lot of expectations from the council vis-à-vis development and prosperity of the district and sought cooperation of line departments and other PRI Members to fulfill the same.
He also pledged to work and prioritize the things from the grassroots for smooth implementation of developmental and welfare schemes. He said that they are committed to usher in a new era of development for the district.
Addressing the meeting, the Chairperson asked the DDC members to utilize the DDC grants judiciously in high priority sectors in coordination with the line departments. On the occasion, a comprehensive discussion was held wherein the chairperson stressed for ensuring public participation while formulating development plans at grassroots level.
He emphasized upon the PRIs to play a proactive role so that all the necessities are completed well within the stipulated time. Moreover, he directed to hold gram sabhas adding that all the stakeholders should be taken on board in the formulation of development plans.
Meanwhile, the chairperson took a brief appraisal of the implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes and programmes during which he exhorted to ensure that these schemes are implemented effectively at the ground level.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairperson informed that a special thrust has been laid on formulation of viable plans as per the guidelines issued by the Finance Department and maintaining the sanctity of the 3-tier Panchayati Raj system.
On the occasion, ADDC Pulwama, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the council, assured full cooperation and support to the council for achieving new heights of development in the district. He also expressed full commitment for strengthening the PRIs and empowering the people at grassroots level.
He further asked the DDC members to personally supervise and monitor the pace and quality of the works to be undertaken during the next financial year in their respective jurisdiction.