My Town My Pride: Participatory activities begin in B’pora

My Town My Pride: Participatory activities begin in B’pora

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 17: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Saturday appealed the people of the Bandipora towns to participate in the ensuing ‘My Town My Pride’ programme aimed at to reach out to the people at their doorsteps to ensure on spot redressal of their issues and grievances.

While inaugurating a painting competition at Nishat Park Bandipora as part of an awareness programme regarding ‘My Town My Pride’, the DC said that this programme is an initiative to strengthen Urban Local Self-Governance and serve the people with responsive, accountable and participatory governance.

He said this programme has three main objectives Viz. public outreach in towns, strengthening grass-root democracy, and service delivery at doorsteps.

Dr Owais appealed to people to be part of the decision making process and decide about utilization of funds meant for development of their wards by participating in ward meetings during the said programme.

He said the visiting officers shall identify the gaps and ensure sustained and synchronized efforts to remove bottlenecks.

The DC said during the painting competition the children have imagined their ideal town through paintings and have emphasized on cleanliness, sanitation and Polythene-Free towns.

He said the district administration is taking several initiatives to resolve the issues of Solid Waste Management, drainage and sanitation and added that people need to sit down and discuss during ward meetings about these issues and prioritize works for implementation.

The DDC also asked all the concerned officers to work in tandem and coordination so that people of the town get benefitted from the new initiative of the Government.

He exhorted upon all the concerned officers of important departments involved in public service delivery like issuance of domicile certificates, widow/disabled /old age pension, enrolment and up-dation of Aadhar and power supply, issuance of birth/ death certificate, sanction of loans to start-ups/ entrepreneurs by banks and others for setting up a dedicated stalls/Kiosk at the venue of the program.