‘Contract system creating hundrances in development work’

Chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal addressing a press conference on Sunday. —Excelsior/Rakesh
Excelsior Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 27: J&K is passing through a phase of transformation and Panchayati Raj Institutions are playing an important role in giving new impetus to development and strengthening democracy at the grassroots level.
This was stated by chairman Team Jammu (TJ), Zorawar Singh Jamwal in a press conference here today.
He further said, in the midst of all this, there is a need for massive changes in policy making, especially in rural areas, so that development goals can be achieved in time.
Jamwal urged upon the LG administration to bring changes in policy making keeping in view the ground situation.
DDC Member Panchairi-Moungri, Jasvir Singh gave details and highlighted that Panchayati Raj team had been conveyed the detailed plan of the financial year to the government well on time but despite that it could not be implemented on the ground.
He pointed out that the procedures of contract system could not be implemented in a logical and systematic manner in Rural Development Department, as a result of which most of the allocated amount could not be spent for development.
Singh said that there is huge shortage of teachers in rural areas, due to which the future of rural students is in dark.