J&K LG for implementing 73rd, 74th amendment in letter & spirit

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Friday advocated for implementation of 73rd and 74th amendment in letter and spirit.
“The newly formed UTs of J&K and Ladakh have new opportunities under new mechanism and to reinvent the two UTs to meet new challenges,” Murmu said while addressing the two-day Regional Conference on ‘Replication of Good Governance Practices in Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh’.
While calling peoples’ participation as a prerequisite for the sustainable governance, he said that 73rd and 74th amendment must be implemented in letter and spirit.
He also said that ‘Back to Village’ programme as innovative and hallmark for development from the grass-root level and added, “programme’s recommendations would be effective in framing policies which would eventually benefit common people at large.”
He added that the two-day seminar would help to give a platform for exchange of ideas, where various recommendations and suggestions will be subsequently considered for the implementation.
Meanwhile in a video message, R K Mathur, Lt. Governor, Ladakh said that it is very timely conference as the two UTs are embarking on a new path.
He added that with the recommendations of this conference a new culture can be set to achieve the target of Minimum Government, Maximum Governance.
“The findings and suggestions of this conference will be very productive in the development of newly formed UTs,” said Mathur.
The Secretary DoPT and DARPG, Dr C Chandramouli while addressing the participants said that the purpose of this conference is to improve ease of doing business in the country.
He added that we need to transform existing system by introducing new reforms while acting as a facilitator with maximum governance, minimum Government. He impressed upon the participants to gain the maximum from the conference so that the inputs would benefit the UTs of J&K and Ladakh.
During the Pre-inaugural Session, presentations from several central government officials were delivered on different themes like ‘Digital Transformation in India’s Governance’, ‘Digital Governance: National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA)’ etc regarding Public Policy and governance.
The Afternoon session was chaired by KD Vizo, Principal Secretary IT and Power, Government of Nagaland. During the session participants from various Central and States delivered their presentations on Digital Governance on themes like Government e-Marketplace (GeM), UMANG and e-Office.
Similarly, presentations on Citizen centric Governance were delivered by participants on themes CPGRAMs 7.0, Grievance Redressel, Delivery in challenging law and order circumstances, Awaaz-e-Awam and CM’s Whatsapp Public Grievance redressel Mechanism. This presentation session was chaired by Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary LG of J&K.
In his presentation, CEO Mission Youth, J&K, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah delved upon the use of innovation and social media as a tool during the challenging law and order situations. He said that the use of social media among J&K youth should be encouraged, adding that robust public grievance redressal mechanism is a must for participatory governance.
In the evening session, presentations by aspirational districts from the deputy commissioners of various States were delivered on the themes of Water Conservation through sub surface Dams, BDO and Panchayat Scorecard and Mission API-10. This session was chaired by Additional Secretary DARPG, V Srinivas.
As part of the conference, several interactive sessions were held in every module to provide participants an opportunity to attain better understanding of various topics covered in the programme.
The aim of the Conference is to bring national and state level agencies to exchange ideas and share experiences in Digital Governance, Citizen Centric Governance and Capacity Building and Personnel Administration etc. Delegates from 19 States and 4 Union Territories are participating in the Conference.