Gupta flays reviving of public outreach prog

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 10: The provincial president of NC Jammu, Rattan Lal Gupta has stated that government’s decision to revive public outreach programme by 60-70 Union Ministers is sheer waste of money, resources and time because on ground people are confronting with numerous problems as LG Manoj Sinha’s administration has been totally paralyzed with policy deficit and mismanagement of funds.
In a handout the NC leader said that so-called public outreach programmes are nothing but Centre’s move to give its ministers a break from work to enjoy the splendid beauty of J&K on government exchequers because earlier versions of these programmes have proved futile exercise on ground and the same can be expected from the one starting on October 10.
“The issue of dearth of water, power and other civic infrastructure is standing tall with no one in the government taking appropriate steps to provide succour to the suffering masses,” he said.
Gupta said, at a time when roads are in shambles, NH remains blocked from time-to-time with trucks carrying fruits and other essentials stranded at different places, the priority of the government should be to tackle these problems rather than draining public funds on travel, boarding and lodging of ‘spendthrift’ ministers who instead of visiting the tourist State on their own expenses prefer to travel under the guise of such unproductive government programmes to befool masses.