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DC Kishtwar Chairs weekly Block Divas at Gulab Grah Padder

By Zulfkar Ali

Orders arrest of Contractor working on Machail Road for non Performance

Zulfkar Ali

Kishtwar 21 Jan (CNI) : With an aim to redress the grievances of the people at their door steps, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma chaired the weekly Block Diwas at Gulab Garh Paddar.

According to CNI, He was accompanied by BDC Chairman Arpan Singh Rana ,SDM paddar Varunjeet Singh Charak,ACD Kishtwar Kishore Singh Katoch,DDC member Hari Krishna, BDO Paddar Din Mohd Affaqi,ALC Kishtwar Anoop kumar,DSWO Kishtwar Tariq Parveez Qazi,CEO kishtwar Ashok Kumar,CMO Dr R.S Manhas, Tehsildar Atholi Major Singh, XENs other district and sectoral officers.

Reports said that during the programme delegations lead by PRIs apprised DC about their demands/issues including the expediting the pace of work on Machail road, Electrification of left out hamlets of Kabban panchayat, establishment of PHC at Machail, construction of bridge at Dangail and Hamouri, shifting of transformer at laiye, Construction of Hanswar water reservoir, functioning of Bank branch at affani,revision of compensation rate of land acquired for Karthai HEP, scarcity of water at Atholi, repair of Kund pohali bridge,establishment of health centre at kabban, timely completion of garh kukardran road, disparity in electricity billing and shortage of staff at PHC Massu.

Besides the sarpanches of Chitto, Ishtiyari and Gandhari raised the issue of providing tele-communication facilities to the areas, shortage of staff at HS Sohal, timely completion of the Panchayat Ghar Sohal, restoration of irrigation canal at sohal,
Electrification of left out villages of panchayat Sohal besides providing of solar lights to snow bound areas, providing of water facility to tun and establishming girls Hostel for students of far flung areas at Atholi among others.

BDC chairman highlighted the general issues like the non functioning of various deparment due to the shortage of staff and field line functionaries, establishment of Red Cross unit at Paddar and sluggish progress on chitto road.

After listening to the grievances of the people DC redressed many grievances on the spot by passing slew of directions to the concerned.

On the issue of the brigde construction at Hamouri and Dangail he directed the DFO Kishtwar to do the need full. He further informed the masses that notices have been issued to the executing agencies and contractors who have shown low performance in execution of works alloted to them.

He onspot directed the immediate arrest of the erring contractor working on Machail road for dismal performance on the road despite issuing repeated directions.

“Strict action will be taken against all those erring contractors and executing agencies who are not performing well or who are hampering the pace of developmental works in the district” He added.

Tehsildar Paddar was impressed upon to make the land records available in tehsil office Paddar which has been sent to Kishtwar for scanning within a week time so that people may not suffer any more.

On the issue of the left out persons in the Ayushman Bharat sehat scheme as per 2011 census he gave necessary directions to CMO Kishtwar for the universal coverage of the people under this scheme based upon the verification by concerned tehsildar. In this context he asked PRIs to provide full and final list the Tehsildar so that no one is left out from this flagship Scheme.

He also exhorted upon the masses in general and youths in particular to resort to the other avenues of Employement like development of the horticulture and other agri allied sectors on modern line as adopted by neighbouring state Himachal pradesh so to make themslves self sufficient and empowered.

He also assured the participants that the issue of electrification of left out villages of kabban shall be done within three months.

In this regard he directed XEn PDD Kishtwar to take up the work immediately for early completion.

On this occasion various district officers educated the masses about their Departmental schemes.

Earlier DC Kishtwar also inspected the stalls installed by various departments highlighting various beneficiary oriented schemes meant for common masses.

Meanwhile DC Kishtwar also kick started the construction of sohal to Kabban and sohal to ongai road undertaken by PMGSY Kishtwar. He also Inspected the construction work of GDC Padder and SDH Padder at Atholi. Similar block diwas programme were held at block Mughal maidan and block Trigam. (CNI)

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