Talat Parvez presides over public darbar at Sumlar Bandipora; Exhorts officers to prioritize disposal of public grievances

BANDIPORA, JANUARY 23: Commissioner of Enquires, J&K, Talat Parvez Rohella, on Tuesday presided over a public darbar cum grievances redressal camp at Sumlar wherein he took stock of issues and concerns of the people besides reviewing development projects being executed in the area.

Chairperson District Development Council, Abdul Gani Bhat, DDC Vice Chairperson, Kowsar Shafeeq, Deputy Commissioner, Shakeel Ur Rehman Rather, DDC Member Arin, Gh Mohiuddin, ADDC, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, ADC, Umar Shafi and other senior officers besides representatives of various delegations were present on the occasion.

The public darbar witnessed overwhelming participation from all sections of the society who apprised the Commissioner of various developmental and other issues being faced by them.

The DDC Member Arin, on the occasion, presented a detailed overview of Arin block and also detailed charter of demands including enhanced services of power supply, healthcare, education, skill centers, veterinary centers and roads besides others issues.

Other demands put forth by the representatives of various delegations included establishment of Girls High School, Degree College, receiving station, disposal of pending cases under PMAY and pending compensation for households affected by PMGSY. Besides, providing sheep rearing units to unemployed youth, forest timber depo in the area, wavering of KCC loans, bringing Arin Dardpora, Sirander and Kudara areas under tourism map owing to huge tourism potential of the region.

While responding to the demands of bringing some areas of the division on tourism map, the Commissioner assured that all possibilities would be explored in this regard.

Regarding the issues of PMAY cases, BDO Arin informed that a total of 160 cases have been sanctioned for the current year while more than 150 cases have also been taken up for approval. He said that the first and second installment has already been released in favor of these cases.

Talat Parvez, while interacting with line departments, called for adopting time bound redressal mechanism in resolving the issues of public importance by making optimum utilization of available resources.

The Commissioner, while addressing the gathering, assured them of proper action and timely redressal of their grievances. He said public darbar is a platform to obtain first hand appraisal of public issues from the grossroots level besides reducing the communication gap between the public and the administration.

The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of UT government towards ensuring holistic development in the villages, underscoring the administration’s focus on infrastructure, healthcare, education, and other key sectors.

Earlier, the Commissioner inspected various stalls installed by different departments. He also handed over authority and sanction letters to various beneficiaries pertaining to welfare and income generation schemes.

On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner reiterated that the district administration is committed towards overall welfare and development of people living in Bandipora.

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