Delegation of senior offices visit Srinagar to finalise governance-related reforms in J&K, Ladakh

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Srinagar:Delegations of senior officers recently visited Srinagar to discuss governance-related reforms in the soon-to-be-created union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, according to an official statement issued on Wednesday.

A department of administrative reforms and public grievances (DARPG) delegation led by Additional Secretary V Srinivas visited Jammu and Kashmir on September 4-5.

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Another team led by Joint Secretary V Shashank Shekhar paid a visit on September 20-21. In continuation of this, another visit to Jammu and Kashmir was made by a team led by Shekhar on October 15-16, the statement issued by the personnel ministry said.

Minister of State for personnel, public grievances and pensions Jitendra Singh had called for such visits to discuss the department’s initiatives for the two union territories for firming up the road map ahead, it said.

The team that visited J&K on October 15-16 had detailed discussions with regard to implementation of e-office across the government of J&K; capacity building/training of J&K officers; conference on disaster management, it said.

The team also attended the public grievance hearing on October 16, conducted by K K Sharma, advisor to Governor and witnessed the public grievance mechanism prevalent in J&K, wherein the advisors personally listen to the grievances of the common man, and try to resolve the issues, the statement said.