Rajouri, DEC 29: District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary convened a public meeting at border village Meenka in Sunderbani near the Line of Control where more than 300 people from 6 panchayats participated.
The meeting was convened to discuss public demands and resolution of various issues faced by people. People from various panchayats presented their demands related to developmental issues.
SDM Sunderbani Kartar Singh, ExEn PHE A K Atri , ExEn EM&RE Munshi Khan, ExEn PMGSY, ExEn I&FC, AD FCS&CA, DSWO, CEO and district as well as sub-divisional officers attended the meeting. Colonel Avishek Mukherji and officers from Army also discussed the issues related to ex-servicemen and border residents.
Demands related to construction of community bunkers, installation of transformers, provision of additional staff in schools, road connectivity, operationalisation of Beripattan tehsil, drinking water supply and opening of new sub-centres and other issues were discussed in the meeting.
The DDC directed SDM Sunderbani for finalisation of location for atleast 100 bunkers along LoC in Sunderbani in consultation with elected representatives, locals and army representatives. He also directed the BDO for construction of Park at Mahadev temple and bridge for connectivity in Meenka village.
While responding to a number of issues related to developmental demands particularly construction of roads, culverts and bridges the DDC informed the public that a host of issues were taken up in the recent visit of Chief Minister by locals as well as legislators and all the urgent demands have been accordingly taken up. He assured the public for time-bound resdressal of issues.
People from various panchayats appreciated the outreach programme started by district administration for addressing public grievances and providing various services at doorsteps. A special mention was made about various camps held by SDM Sunderbani Kartar Singh along with Tehsildar, BDO and other officers in more than 20 villages under the programme.
Dr Shahid also issued directions for time-bound construction of seed-stores, water supply lines, bringing more villages under irrigation network during current financial year, provision of pension for widows and old age applicants and several other developmental measures. On the occasion Commanding Officer 6 Jat presented memento to DDC and senior officers.