Block Diwas is bringing governance at the doorsteps of people stated Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary, District Development Commissioner Pulwama, while speaking to a large gathering of people at High School Lalpora Kahleel Tral.
He said that the permanent nature of Block Diwas is reaffirming the commitment of the government for an accessible administration. During the block diwas, DC Pulwama spent the entire day in Tral and redressed hundreds of grievances on the spot.
On the occasion, DC gave patient hearing to the grievances raised and assured quality disposal of genuine issues in a time bound manner. He also gave on spot directions for redressal of many issues of urgent nature as per the competence of concerned departments.
The DC further added that District Administration is ensuring to provide all facilities to the people at their doorsteps and in this regard necessary instructions are already given to line departments.
On the occasion, DC Pulwama also participated in a plantation drive at HS, Lalpora Kahleel. He was accompanied by the SSP Awantipora, Mohd Yousuf, Additional Deputy Commissioner Tral S.A Raina, PRIs, Tehsildar Aripal, and all other District officers.
The DC said that Block Diwas is observed to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for accurate and on ground assessment and redressal of the same thereby providing governance to the public at their door steps.
On the occasion, DDC said that Yumi block/ Block Divas is a regular feature now and appealed to people to become active participants so that the issues of daily importance are redressed in the minimum possible time.
He highlighted the objectives of the various governmental programmes informing the public that these schemes, campaigns are aimed at reaching out to the people for redressal of their grievances and addressing developmental issues.
The DDC directed the concerned Officers to exhort for completion of ongoing projects, Roads, & bridges. He urged upon officers to complete the works within the shortest possible time. The Deputy commissioner also directed the concerned Officers to be proactive and remain accessible to the people so that the purpose of the initiative is fulfilled.
Thousands of people hailing from across the Block attended the programme and put forth their issues relating to problems they are facing. During the Public hearing, various Delegations, Individuals, Deputations from Panchayats apprised the DDC about the issues pertaining to the different departments including Health, Education, Horticulture, Agriculture, Jal Sakti, RDD, R&B, Power Deptt, Social Welfare, ICDS and other sectors.
While interacting with the public, individually as well as in deputations the DDC reiterated that the aim and objective of this programme is to take a firsthand appraisal of all issues on spot at grass roots level.
The delegations also raised the issues regarding the provision of various services like revenue extracts, domicile certificates, caste certificates, dependency certificates, registration for various individual benefit schemes including social Security schemes for Old age pensions, handicap pensions, scholarships and submitted memorandum of demands pertaining to their respective Panchayat Halqas.
Later on, DC held a Revenue court in the office of the HS Lalpora, wherein both the Applicant and the Respondents were present along with their Lawyers. The DC gave a patient hearing to both the parties and further directed the revenue officials for more documents, so that the judgement can be passed in the next hearing.
Speaking on the occasion, officers/ officials from various departments aware the general public about the various government sponsored schemes and urged people to take benefits from them.