Secretary Mining Department, Dr Reshmi Singh today presided over a Public Darbar held at Putshai Lolab for a thorough evaluation of public grievances.
The Public Darbar witnessed overwhelming response from the PRIs and public alike.
People apprised the Secretary Mining of various issues ranging from full time BDO for Sogam block, unscheduled power cuts, illegal mining, pending FRA cases, delay in completion of Cheepora-Changdi-Shatmuqam water supply scheme, opening of PMAY(G) site for geo-tagging of left out beneficiaries, cancellation of attachments and deputations of teachers in other zones and other districts, SHGs for unemployed engineers and other issues of public importance.
Secretary expressed gratitude to the PRIs and locals for their active participation in Public Darbar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Reshmi Singh said that main aim of conducting Public Darbar is to connect with people for the redressal of their all genuine issues and demands.
She assured PRIs and general public that their genuine demands and issues would be taken with respective departments for immediate attention.
While emphasizing on the importance of Gram Sabha in ensuring transparency and accountability, Dr. Reshmi Singh said that it is very important that the Gram Sabha functions effectively at the village level . This ensures the effective participation of people in important public welfare decisions, bring about transparency and accountability, she said.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara said that public darbar is a platform to obtain first hand appraisal from the gross root level, reducing the communication gap between the public and the administration.
Vice Chairman, District Development Council Kupwara, Haji Farooq Mir on the occasion, thanked administrative secretary for visiting Lolab.
DDC Member Sogam Nasir Lone, and DDC member Hayhama, Haji Sonawallah Khan also spoke on the occasion and highlighted important issue and demands of their territorial constituencies.
On the occasion, Dr. Reshmi Singh also distributed engagement orders of AWWs and Helpers.
Sarpanch Dudi, Machil and Bohipora were felicitated with Abhinandan patras for saturation of Har Ghar Jal in their respective Panchayats.
Also, three projects including construction of BDC Office near Panchayt Ghar Wavoora A, under MGNREGA/UT Capex, Construction of Nayabat and Patwarkhana at Khurhama A under ADF grants, and upgradation of Himal road along with Bridge at Warnow Lolab under District sector were e- inaugurated by Dr. Reshmi Singh in presence of Vice Chairman, DDC and Deputy Commissioner Kupwara.
Public Darbar was attended by ACP Kupwara, Dr. Mudasir; ADDC Kupwara, Altaf Ahmad Khan; PO ICDS, Joint Director Mining Kashmir, Joint Director Planning Kupwara, ASP Kupwara, SDM Lolab, DIO Kupwara other District Officers and Sectoral Officers.