BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 10, 2020: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today visited Gund-e-Nowgam Panchayat in Sumbal Sub-Division of Bandipora district as part of the ongoing ambitious ‘Back to Village (B2V) Programme and held interaction with the general public and representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions to take stock of the issues and demands of these areas besides reviewing the developmental scenario of the area.

He was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Development Abdul Rasheed Dass and other senior officers of the district.

More than a dozen delegations besides individuals called on the Advisor and apprised him of overall development scenario of the area besides raising issues regarding their day to day matters pertaining to regular water supply, macadamization and up-gradation of roads, up-gradation of schools, better health services, implementation of various welfare schemes and other related issues.

Advisor gave on spot directions on several issues of the people including development of infrastructure through convergence, etc. He assured that all genuine grievances, demands would be looked into and necessary action would be taken by the concerned departments. He said that all the grievances registered by the locals before the visiting officer will be properly documented and follow up action will be taken accordingly and the action taken will be shared with the people.

While addressing a huge gathering, Advisor Baseer Khan said that on the directions of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the whole administration including the LG himself, are out in the field to reach out to the people at their doorsteps and listen to their grievances. He said the governance at the doorsteps of the people has got a true meaning in the form of Jan Abhiyan and Back to Village programmes. He said that it is an exemplary model of public outreach where officers interact with the common masses to assess their developmental aspirations thus bridging the gap between people and the administration. “This is a well planned exercise and rolled out after giving due consideration to the aspirations and expectations of the people. The prime objective of the government is to achieve best basic amenities for inhabitants living in villages,” he said.

Advisor said the LG is personally monitoring implementation of the programme especially in the remotest areas of the state to interact with the people there. “This shows the seriousness and sensitivity of the present administration towards meeting the aspirations of its people,” the Advisor said adding that the LG holds in-depth review of all the departments and evaluates the progress of the developmental works on a periodic basis.

He urged the people to act as eyes and ears of the government and be the active participants of the developmental activities. He asked them to participate in the Gram Sabhas to decide about their developmental works and also keep an eye on the developmental activities to figure out the irregularities and shortcomings, if any, and bring to the notice of the elected representatives for redressal.

Later, Advisor distributed sports items, domicile certificates, KCC cards and other agricultural tools among the beneficiaries. He also inspected various stalls put up by the various departments highlighting their key activities, schemes and products.