SRINAGAR, Sept 25: Principal Secretary Power Development & Information Departments, Rohit Kansal today reviewed the arrangements regarding the flagship “Back to Village-3 (B2V3) programme starting from 2nd October to 12th October, 2019 at Civil Secretariat here.
Commissioner Secretary GAD, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, Secretary Planning, Development, Monitoring and Disaster Management Departments, Simrandeep Singh, Director Information and Public Relations, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar was also present during the meeting while all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir, Jammu Divisions, Chief Engineers of PDD, Jal Shakti of both divisions participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
While chairing the meeting, the Principal Secretary stressed upon the DCs that the fundamental objective of B2V3 programme should be action oriented approach on all the works that have been allotted or started during the previous two Back to Villages programmes.
He impressed upon the Deputy Commissioners that the plan for works to be carried out in this phase of B2V should be prepared well in advance besides arrangements for holding Gram Sabhas, Ward Sabhas, Bal Sabhas and Mahila Sabhas should be done earliest and the public should be made aware about these programmes beforehand.
Kansal instructed the DCs that proper mechanism should be developed regarding segregation of grievances received during the B2V3. He added that the public should also be intimated about the status of these grievances in a proper time frame.
Highlighting the need of departmental coordination during the programme, the Principal Secretary maintained that B2V is entirely an inter departmental effort. He directed the DCs to ensure that all departments are represented during the B2V3 programme besides specified counters of all departments should be established in each visiting block highlighting different beneficiary schemes and other programmes for the general public.
Kansal impressed upon the DCs that they should establish Control Rooms for B2V3 programme in their respective districts and directed them that they should hold a meet with visiting officers of Panchayats before and after B2V3 programme.
He impressed upon the DCs that all the arrangements regarding B2V3 should be made on priority and directed them that all the visiting officers should be given a list of activities to be carried out in their respective visiting blocks.
Speaking during the meeting, Commissioner Secretary GAD, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi stressed upon the officers that they should develop an appropriate training schedule for all the visiting officers of the Panchayats as this phase of B2V is much larger than the earlier phases.
Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda informed the meeting that the preparations for training have been finalized and master training programme for master trainers will start from tomorrow who in turn will impart turn to visiting officers in their respective districts.
During the course of meeting, Rohit Kansal also reviewed the progress of ongoing Jan Abhiyan and maintained that this unique programme has been received well on the ground by the public and has transformed the developmental scenario of entire Jammu and Kashmir.