Prerna Puri holds public darbar at Lamberi; assesses, addresses public issues

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164 grievances resolved against 292 raised during last five public darbars

RAJOURI:  In an effort to address public issues, Commissioner Secretary, Information Technology, Prerna Puri, along with the Deputy Commissioner, Om Prakash Bhagat today conducted an extensive public darbar at Lamberi block in Rajouri district.

The event, attended by PRI representatives and locals, recorded several issues including road macadamization, bolstering health infrastructure, staff shortage, water scarcity, repairing of old handpumps, timely rectification of electromechanical components of water supply schemes, appointment of an Urdu teacher at GHSS Lamberi, expediting pending instalments under PMAY, resumption of work on GHSS Lamberi, dilapidated condition of road leading to Dandani, sanction of a veterinary center at Lamberi, proper drainage system on internal roads,  enhanced pension for persons with disabilities, improving internet connectivity at Garan, tackling staff shortages at HS Garan, construction of road from Lamberi to Garan and blacktopping of Rajal to Garan road, opening of a bank branch at Garan and start of work on Dabbar Bagnoti bridge.

The Commissioner Secretary inspected the stalls established by different government departments highlighting their respective welfare and development schemes. He interacted with the officers and visitors there and sought feedback on impact of various Centrally Sponsored and UT government schemes on lives of the people in the district.

The attendees were not only heard but were also motivated to explore and avail  the benefits offered by these initiatives.

During her speech at the public darbar, the Commissioner Secretary conveyed government’s commitment towards addressing the issues brought forward by the local community. She said that top priority of the Government is to ensure that basic facilities and services are delivered to the general public in an efficient and timely manner. She reassured the attendees that their demands have been heard, and their concerns would be redressed on top priority.

The Commissioner Secretary underscored the significance of collaboration between the government and the public saying that the development process can only be successful when these both work in tandem. She encouraged the community to actively participate in the journey towards a better quality of life for everyone. She stated that the role of the Government is to facilitate progress, but true development requires the active engagement and support of the people.

During the public outreach camp, the Commissioner Secretary said that the primary goal of holding theses public durbars is to establish an accountable and responsive governance and ensure prompt redressal of grievances of the public. She highlighted the significant progress made in this regard, stating that out of 292 grievances raised during the last five public darbars, 164 have been successfully redressed.

Recognizing the importance of proper implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) scheme, Prerna Puri directed the officers to ensure effective monitoring of the projects to ensure their completion within the predetermined timelines.

In response to concerns about internet connectivity, the Commissioner Secretary informed that 968 sites in Jammu and Kashmir have been identified for installation of mobile towers. She reassured the public that necessary steps are being taken to address the issue, with the aim of installing the mobile towers by March 2024. She emphasized the need for continuous monitoring of ongoing developmental projects to ensure their smooth progress and successful completion.

The Commissioner Secretary valued the opinions and suggestions of the public, recognizing their role as vital stakeholders in the process of governance. By fostering an inclusive and participatory environment, the program aims to establish a strong bond between the government and the people it serves, she added.

Later, the Commissioner Secretary distributed baby care kits among the mothers of newborn babies under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign besides presenting certificates of cutting and tailoring to women beneficiaries.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner highlighted the achievements recorded under various schemes being implemented by different departments in the district including Ayushman Bharat, PMGSY, JJM, PM KISAN, PMAY-G, etc. He also presented the  status of grievances raised by the public during the recent public outreach camps and the redressal of those grievances.

Among others, DDC member Sunderbani, Rajinder Sharma, DDC member Seri, Sangeeta Sharma, ADC Nowshera, Babu Ram Tandan, DFO Nowshera, CPO, Mohammad Khurshid, ACD, Vijay Kumar; ACP, Sheraz Chowhan,   DMO, Naseeb Bajrang, DD Employment , Zaheer Kaifi, DPO, Mohd Nawaz Choudhary, CMO, Dr Rajinder Sharma, LDM, Sanjeev Bhasin, Executive Engineers REW, PDD Rajouri, Jal Shakti Nowshera, PWD (R&B) Nowshera, and other district officers attended the event.

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