DDCs Finalize Arrangements For ‘Back To Village’ Programme


SRINAGAR — Various meetings were held today across the Kashmir division to work out the modalities for successful implementation of government’s flagship programme “Back to the village,” being held from June 20 to 27 across the state.

Specifying the objective of the programme, the chief secretary recent said ‘Back to the Village’ programme will focus on four main goals viz energizing panchayats, collecting feedback on delivery of government schemes/programmes, capturing specific economic potential and undertaking assessment of needs of the villages besides affording an opportunity to gazetted officers to visit the villages.

“During the programme designated gazetted officers will stay for at least two-days including a night halt in assigned villages and take a firsthand assessment of developmental needs and economic potential by holding direct interaction with people and Panchayat representatives, according to an official  The officers will then submit a report to the concerned district administrations for redressal of their grievances,” an official spokesperson said.

In Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, in this regard chaired a meeting today to discuss modalities for the implementation of the programme. 

Extensive discussions on measures required to be taken for implementation of the programme in Panchayats of the district and achieving objectives thereof were held during the meeting. 

The meeting also discussed contents and activities to be undertaken as part of the programme by different departments. 

At Kulgam a training programme was held at mini Secretariat Kulgam to sensitise the officers and officials about their role and responsibilities during the programme. 

At Kupwara, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Anshul Garg during the meeting of district officers said that the purpose of the programme is to energize the Panchayat Raj system in the State. 

At Baramulla, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo informed that all the requisite arrangements have been made with regard to the conduct of ‘Back to Village’ programme. 

At Shopian, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmed today chaired a meeting of district officers to discuss modalities for successful implementation of the programme in the district. 

At Bandipora, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza chaired a meeting of officers to finalize the arrangements for the implementation of programme. 

At Pulwama, District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah convened a meeting of officers where several measures were discussed regarding the implementation of ‘Back to Village’ program. 

At Budgam, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar held a meeting with Sarpanchs of the district to deliberate on the ambitious outreach project. 

At Ganderbal, Additional District Development Commissioner, Shafqat Iqbal who is also officiating as Deputy Commissioner convened a meeting of district officers of various departments to work out modalities for successful implementation of flagship programme.


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