SHOPIAN: The weekly Block Diwas was today held at Imamsahib, Shopian, here.
Deputy Commissioner Shopian Sachin Kumar Vaishya presided over the event at Imamsahib.
People in large numbers attended the Block Diwas at Imamsahib and demanded up-gradation of local infrastructure in the Health, Education sector besides extension of road connectivity, water and power facilities in the area.
During the programme, demands regarding macadamisation of roads, execution of works under MGNREGA, upgradation of electric poles, among others were raised by the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC stressed that the Block Diwas mechanism has been instrumental in bridging the gap between people and administration and directed the officers to ensure that all grievances raised are resolved, fulfilling the aim of organizing these public outreach programs.
He said that the Government is fully committed to fast and better delivery of public services. He said that several services particularly related to revenue are being provided online and people should take benefit of this facility.
He said online delivery of services has not only reduced the time of delivery but has also created an accountability mechanism and responsibility of delay will be fixed on the erring officers.
The DC stressed on coordination among PRIs and officials to ensure welfare of the public.
DC speaking on the occasion said that several works are being implemented by Rural Development for welfare of the panchayats. He said it is the responsibility of the public to conduct social audits of these works and ensure that public money is being spent responsibly and for community benefit.
The block was also attended by SDM Zainapora, Mushtaq Ahmad, ACD, Hilal Ahmad, CHO,CAHO, DSHO, Tehsildar concerned, BDOs besides representatives from line departments alongwith PRI members and local people of the area.
People of the area thanked district administration for taking up the macadamization of Shopian Imam Sahab road.