Doda, Nov 28: “The Jammu and Kashmir government is committed towards time-bound redressal of public issues and concerns at their doorsteps. We strive to hear the unheard, deprived and unprivileged people ensuring equitable development of every part of the region,” said Principal Secretary Power Development Department, H Rajesh Prasad, during an extensive public outreach programme held here.
The Principal Secretary, who is also designated Administrative Secretary for Doda, was accompanied by District Development Council Chairman, Dhananter Singh Kotwal, Deputy Commissioner, Harvinder Singh and other district officers during the event. During the daylong public interaction, various individual and community grievances were raised.
Responding to issues projected by the public, Prasad assured that their concerns would be taken up with concerned for an early redressal. The issues raised in the programme included monkey menace in Doda town, stray animals in the market, early completion of Government Degree College Kastigarh, upgradation of GHS Hanch and other schools, pending land compensation acquired for various developmental projects, repairing of lift in GMC, appointment of required doctors and faculty in peoples, establishment of new receiving stations, replacement of wooden poles, reducing electricity curtailment, rationalisation of teachers, posting of adequate healthcare staff in the health institutions in rural Doda, augmentation and improvement of road infrastructure, RTC busses for internal roads, establishment of Trauma Hospital at Assar, early completion of JJM and other developmental works, disbursement of payments to the contractors pending due to technical issue in the designated portal, construction of new Sports Stadium including the early establishment of Beerbagh stadium and other such issues.
Various individuals and deputations who met with the visiting officer included BDC Chairpersons, DDC Councillors, Chenab Citizens Forum, Hoteliers Association Doda, Contractors Association, MC Councillors and other prominent citizens and individuals.
The Principal Secretary later distributed sanction letters of LPG connections among the beneficiaries under the Ujjawala Scheme. He advocated for the collective responsibility of every citizen in attaining Swachhta in our cities, towns and villages. He emphasized using the electricity judiciously and paying the tariffs timely so that uninterrupted power supply is provided at an affordable cost to the public.