Mechanism for ensuring sustained dev put in place: Sagar

SAGAR-10POONCH :  Maintaining that the government has already put in place a mechanism for ensuring sustained development of the Rural and far-flung areas, the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that remarkable progress has been registered in elevating socio-economic profile of the people as a result of which certain opposition parties have got frustrated.
The Minister was addressing a huge public gathering at Poonch today, Minister of State for Technical Education, Power, Rural Development, Mr. Vikar Rasool, legislators Ajaz Jan, Jehangir Mir, Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Mr. Sajad Ahmad Khan, Director Rural Development, Jammu, panches, Sarpanches and other senior officers of the department were present on the occasion.
The Minister said that ever since the present government took over it has been the endeavor to ensure that the pace of development in various areas of the state are accelerated besides. introducing new schemes and programmes for the welfare of the people. “It is a recorded fact that the present government has ensured that the development in every sphere of life be it social, economical or political. It was due to the efforts of the government that the Panchayati Raj elections were held inspite of the opposition from certain vested interested parties, and afterwards a vibrant and empowered PRIs were put in place”, the Minister maintained.
Mr. Sagar said that the people should come forward and avail maximum benefit of the various schemes launched by the government and by doing so they would be providing the much required feedback about their implementation and impact on the ground level.
He said that clear instructions have been passed to the officers to involve the Panchayati Raj Representatives in implementation and formulation of various welfare programmes of various departments and any official deviating from the same would not be tolerated.
Minister of State for Technical Education, Power, Rural Development, Mr. Vikar Rasool while speaking on the occasion highlighted the various initiatives undertaken by the government for ensuring the sustained development of the state maintaining that the development registered by the present government has no parallels in the annals of the history.
Mr vikar further asked the panches and Sarpanches to work in close co-ordination with the officers for ensuring the need based and sustained development of their respective areas. He said that they are a part and parcel of the government and they should contribute their bit in day to day governance.
The legislators Mr. Jehangir Mir and Mr. Ajaz Jan also spoke on the occasion.
The panches and Sarpanches present on the occasion unanimously passed a resolution condemning the recent statements of the former general V.K.Singh.

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