JAMMU, May 13: A delegation of All Jammu Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) led by its State President, Anil Sharma met K.K Sharma, Advisor to the Governor and apprised him of various problems being faced by elected Panchayat members in the State due to non-execution of development works due to scarcity of funds.
The Panchayat members expressed resentment against the continuous delay to the constitution of BDCs in J&K despite the fact that the State Administrative Council (SAC)—headed by Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved the holding of elections for constitution of BDCs on March 3 this year.
“Even after five months since Panchayat elections, the development activities in rural areas have come to a standstill due to non-availability of funds. Panchayats are virtually defunct and rural populace is crying for development,” AJKPC leader told the Advisor.
The deputation also demanded that all Deputy Commissioners must be directed to visit the blocks under their jurisdictions to ensure better coordination between Government departments and elected Panchayat members.
The Advisor gave patient hearing to all issues raised by the delegation and assured for early redressal.
Prominent elected members who were part of delegation were Jatinder Singh, Babishan Singh, Kailash, Darshna Devi, Veena Devi, Surjeet Singh, Om Parkash, Milkhi Ram, Sushil Kumar and Darshan Singh.