Commissioner Secretary, Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj, Mandeep Kaur, today visited Kupwara district and convened a high level joint meeting of officers and DDCs/BDCs to review progress on ongoing development works being executed under Rural Development department- all under District and UT CAPEX Budget 2021-22 and all Centrally sponsored schemes.
Chairman District Development Council, Kupwara, Irfan Sultan Pandithpori; Vice Chairman District Development Council, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir; Deputy Commissioner, Imam Din; Director RDD, Kashmir, Director Finance RDD, Director Rural Sanitation, Director Panchayati Raj, Addl. Mission Director JKRLM, Additional Secretary RDD and PR, besides DDC members, BDC Chairpersons, district officers attended the meeting.
Exhorting upon the elected representatives to work proactively, Commissioner Secretary asked the grassroot leaders to involve themselves at the formulation of plan at all levels so as to discharge their mandated duties proficiently.
Regarding staff shortage in the district, Kaur assured that new Block Development Officers will be posted soon as per requirement.
While reviewing MGNREGA, she gave clear cut instructions to the concerned officers for ensuring completion of all the ongoing works before the end of fiscal year. She laid special emphasis on displaying the list of all approved works under different schemes of the department on Panchayat Information Board (PIB) at Panchayat Ghars. She clarified that not every work, undertaken at the Panchayat level under MGNREGA, has to be in 60:40 ratio, however, the ratio is to be maintained strictly at block and district level.