Govt to set up Distt Planning & Dev Boards after BDC elections: Vohra

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 23: Governor NN Vohra today said the Government was committed to establishment of three-tier Panchayati Raj system in the State by holding elections to the Block Development Councils followed by District Planning and Development Boards. In his address to joint session of Legislature, Mr Vohra said the Government has commended the process for securing functioning of the Panchayati Raj institutions and flow of resources to them. “For complete establishment of the three-tier Panchayati Raj system in the State, the process of elections to the Block Development Councils has been initiated, which will be followed by elections to the District Planning and Development Board’’, the Governor said. Noting that elections to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were immediate priority of the Government, he said the polls would be completed by April 2012. “This would complete the process of establishing urban and rural self-governing institutions all over the State’’, he added. Observing that the Government was following a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and hum.


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