SRINAGAR, Jan 11: The Cabinet Sub Committee constituted for eliciting suggestions and demands from general public and public representatives for creation of new administrative units, visited South Kashmir districts of Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama here today.
The Committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand interacted with the political party representatives, Panchayat members, civil society members besides local representatives of various social and Non-Governmental Organisations to seek their suggestions and proposals with regard to the creation of new Sub Divisions, Tehsils, Blocks, Niabats, Revenue Halqas and Patwar Halqas in these districts.
The members of the Committee including Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Higher Education, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Planning & Development Ajay Sadhotra and Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saif-ullah were present during the deliberations.
Minister of Tourism, G.A. Mir, who is also MLA from Dooru constituency, Members of Legislative Assembly and Secretary Revenue Vinod Koul were also present on the occasion. Local representatives of political parties including Congress, National Conference, PDP besides members of various social and Non Governmental Organizations briefed the Sub Committee regarding the local demands for creation of new administrative units in these districts.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Sub Committee will examine and consider the demands and proposals of the people for the establishment of new administrative units in this regard. He assured that while creating new administrative units the aspirations of political representatives, Sarpanchs and civil society members will also be given due consideration before finalizing the creation of new administrative units in the State.
Deputy Chief Minister added that the agenda of Government is to take development process to the door steps of people and this will receive a new impetus with the creation of new administrative units.
Later, the Cabinet Sub Committee visited twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama to seek suggestions and demands for creation of new administrative units in these districts from local public representatives, general public, civil society members and Non-Governmental Organizations.