Lone BDO runs five blocks in Uri, people suffer
Matter already taken up: ACD Baramulla
Post by on Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Developmental works have been hit after the lone Block Development Officer (BDO) has been assigned to overlook five blocks in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The BDO Boniyar besides dispensing his own charges has been charged with the blocks including Uri, Bijhama, Noorkhah and Paranpillan.
“It is really unfortunate that there is one BDO for five blocks and people are made to suffer on each passing day,” a delegation of locals told Rising Kashmir.
“Whenever we visit the local BDO office for different works like clearance of bills, we have to return empty handed,” said Reyaz Ahmad, a local of Uri.
“Be it the approval or execution of projects, locals are suffering and are made to run from pillar to post. It has also led to the lapse of crores of rupees,” said Mohd Ismail Khan, BDC chairperson Boniyar.
Numan Aftab, a local of Garkote village said, “More than Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned by the government last year for the construction of protection walls on Bilalabad link road but no tendering is being done till date as BDO visits the office occasionally because of the work load from other blocks.”
Locals said though they have already brought this issue into notice of concerned authorities but nothing has been done till date.
They have appealed to the Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha and Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Syed Sehrish Asgar to resolve the issue on the priority basis.
However, Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Baramulla Yaar Ali Khan said, “We have already taken up this issue with the higher authorities.”