KATHUA: District Administration Kathua today organized the Weekly Block Diwas meeting at Block HQ Hiranagar where Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Pandey along with a team of officers listened and resolved issues of the local people.
BDC Chairperson Ram Lal Kalia, CPO Kathua Uttam Singh, PRIs, District and Sectoral officers were also present.
Scores of individuals and deputations including PRI members projected demands and apprised the District Administration about the problems faced by the inhabitants of their respective areas.
Demands including timely provision of Fertilizer and Seeds by Agriculture Department, meeting shortage of staff in RDD Department, increase in frequency of JKRTC services in Border belt of Hiranagar, early construction of Patwarkhana in Kootah, addressing the problem of Monkey menace, up-gradation of PDD infra in Hiranagar etc were chiefly highlighted by the locals.
The DC passed on the spot directions to the concerned departments to ensure the redressal of the issue highlighted by people on priority and in a time bound manner.
Addressing the gathering, the DC said the Block Diwas ensures doorstep services delivery and redressal of the genuine grievances of the common man. He called for coordination and collaboration among the departments and PRIs to achieve desired development objectives besides timely intervention and action to mitigate the sufferings of the people.
The DC Kathua informed the gathering that the District Administration has devised a monthly calendar covering all 257 Panchayats of the district where Gram Sabhas will be convened with active participation of PRIs and Departmental Frontline Functionaries to have proper consensus before formulating the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP). He called upon all stakeholders to participate in the Gram Sabhas, the schedule of which has already been issued by the Deputy Commissioner Office.
The DC directed concerned BDOs to ensure that all PRI members be informed about monthly scheduled Gram Sabhas so that no one should be left out in the planning process of GPDP. He directed District Officers to ensure participation of frontline functionaries of their respective departments in scheduled Gram Sabhas.