DC Bandipora holds public outreach program at Block Bandipora, reviews RDD works

Bandipora: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Wednesday held a public outreach programme at Bandipora block to get first-hand account of the public grievances and also reviewed the ongoing works under Rural Development Department.
More than two dozen delegations besides scores of individuals called on the Deputy Commissioner and apprised him about the problems faced by them in day to day life. The delegations include representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions.
The DC gave patient hearing to the delegations and passed on-spot directions for redressal of their grievances.
While interacting with the people, DC said that conducting of public outreach programmes provides an important feedback for the government to tailor its interventions for the public good and reach to the doorstep of the people instead of them visiting the corridors of power in secretariat or other government offices.
Dr Owais said that all the developmental activities are being monitored and it is being ensured that the ongoing works are completed in time.
While reviewing the progress of ongoing RDD works, DC Bandipora said department has the potential to work for the welfare and development of the people.
He asked the officers to make use of the flagship programs of Rural Development Department including MGNREGA to generate employment and creation of durable assets in rural areas of the state.
Dr Owais asked the officers to utilize MGNREGA funds for creating productive assets in the rural areas with special focus on rural connectivity instead of squandering the same on unproductive works.
He said with the strengthening of Panchayat Raj Institutions, the people decide about the utilization of funds themselves in Gram Sabhas and government only does hand-holding of PRIs.
He asked the BDOs to submit the pending estimates of RDD works within two days and also sought the status of various ongoing works in Bandipora block.
Later the Deputy Commissioner also inspected the ongoing works on New Tehsil Complex Bandipora. He directed to expedite the ongoing works to meet the deadline.