JAMMU, Jan 19: Several MLAs today participated in the discussion on Demands for Grants for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Law and Justice including Election Departments in the Lower House.
Initiating the discussion, Daleep Singh Parihar raised the issues of public importance pertaining to overall development of the State while as Er Abdul Rashid said the schemes launched under this department should be streamlined at all levels. He also urged the Government to review the Judicial Act of the State.
Altaf Ahmad Wani said the DPRs formulated under 13th FC for Pahalgam constituency should be reviewed and sufficient funds be allocated for construction works immediately.
Javaid Mustafa Mir said funds allocated under this department should be utilized judiciously. He said the Gram Sabhas need to be strengthened and issues discussed in these Sabhas should be circulated among the MLAs.
Haji Abdul Rashid said the Government should adopt a transparent approach in streamlining the administrative units across the State. “There is need to adopt Transfer Policy in the Rural Development Department”, he said and demanded expediting the development works in Sopore constituency.
Neelam Kumar Langeh said the convergence scheme adopted by the Government has really benefited rural areas of the State while as Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen said the approved works are still pending in his constituency which need to be expedited.
Mubarak Gul termed the Rural Development Department as a vital link between people and the Government. He said IAY cases in his constituency should be cleared on priority. He also demanded holding of Panchayat elections.
Mohammad Yousuf Bhat said with the new schemes and reforms, the Government have set a new mark in providing good governance to the people of the State while as Bashir Ahmad Dar advocated proper utilization of funds released under various schemes for different developmental works.
Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar demanded de-silting of various canals by utilizing modern technology in his constituency to ensure proper irrigation facilities to the farmers. Mohammad Amin Bhat pleaded for clearance of liabilities under MGNREGA, IAY and SBM in blocks of Devsar, Qazigund, Vessu and Kund.
Ajaz Ahmad Mir urged for revival of socio-economic caste census in the State to ensure development of the rural areas. He also advocated for empowerment of Panchayats. Pawan Kumar Gupta demanded for revising of schemes for execution of works under MGNREGA with 60 percent material component and 40 percent labour.
Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari demanded for involvement of legislators while execution of developmental works in their respective constituencies. He also demanded for enhancement in the labour wages under MGNREGA and other allied schemes. He also pleaded for announcing District Court, Lal Chowk, Srinagar as a heritage structure.
Javed Ahmed Rana said that Government must adopt a positive approach towards improving the status of socio-economic profile of the State, saying that the reorganisation of the department should be also considered for better results. He also demanded establishment of Additional Session Court at Mendhar in Poonch.
Deldan Namgiyal demanded that vacant posts of BDOs should be filled on priority. He said Panchayats should be empowered to deliver on the ground.
R S Pathania demanded for opening of National Law University on pattern of Pune. He also demanded that concerned legislators should be consulted while launching developmental works in their respective constituencies.
Javid Hassan Baig demanded to redefine the role of legislators during planning of development works while as Gulzar Ahmad Wani urged the Government to streamline the functioning of the Rural Development Department at ground level.
Shakti Raj Parihar said that various construction works have been taken up under different centrally sponsored schemes including MGNREGA in his constituency.
Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar demanded streamlining of job cards and asked the department to reach out to the stakeholders with people-friendly initiatives.
Yawar Ahmad Mir spoke about various schemes launched during the current dispensation while as GM Saroori spoke about the genesis of the various centrally sponsored schemes and hoped that Government would monitor the functioning of such schemes on regular basis.
Ravinder Raina congratulated the Minister and this department for commendable job in improving the functioning of the department while as Devinder Rana demanded decentralization of the department. He called for bringing transparency and effectiveness into the system and for launching dedicated work toward development of people from rural areas.
Abdul Majid Padder lauded the role of minister as chairman of the Kulgam District Development Board while as Deena Nath Bhagat lauded the Government for various schemes launched in the State. Shah Muhammad Tantray complimented the Government for its various programmes aimed at rural growth and development.
Choudhary Muhammad Akram asked the Government to release funds under various centrally sponsored schemes to his constituency. Rajeev Sharma said that Government is doing commendable job by reaching out to the people across the State.
Abdul Majeed Larmi said liabilities should be cleared and that functioning of this department should be free from any political bias while as Raja Manzoor Ahmad hailed the efforts undertaken by the Government for the development of rural community in the State.
Muhammad Akbar Lone stressed for strengthening the basic functioning of the department functionaries especially at ground level for convenience of the people. He urged the department for reviewing the on ground implementation of MGNREGA to ensure the benefit reaches correct beneficiaries.
Choudhary Qamar Hussain lauded Government for schemes and initiatives launched for uplift of rural areas of the State while as Kuldeep Raj stressed for strengthening the convergence schemes under this department, saying that a proper system should be evolved for the inclusion of all the far-off areas of the State.
Abdul Rahim Rather hailed the Government for launching various initiatives aimed at improving the socio-economic conditions of the rural community.