Panchayat members to get wages: Sagar

‘Govt Has Approached Centre For Funds’

IMRAN KHAN

Thanamandi (Rajouri), Nov 2: Jammu and Kashmir government has formulated a proposal to pay remuneration to the elected representatives of rural local bodies (Panchayats) and has approached the Central government on the issue.
 “The demand for payment of wages by the Panchs and Sarpanchs is under consideration and the state government has already submitted a proposal in this regard to the central
 Government,” Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar said, while addressing a daylong convention of Panchs and Sarpanchs here today.
 “We are expecting that the final decision in this regard may be taken soon”, the minister said adding that Omar Abdullah led coalition government was serious on empowerment of Panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir.
 Assuring Panchs and Sarpanchs that government will not leave any stone unturned to ensure their security and empowerment, the minister said he has already instructed Director of Rural Development Department Jammu to identify those officials who are not taking the Panchayat representatives into confidence, while formulating development plans in the rural areas.
 He also asked Panchayat representatives and locals to rise against corruption and help the government in eradicating the menace. “The state government has empowered people with the enactment of Public Service Guarantee Act, State Accountability Commission and Right to Information and now you have to use these tools to ensure accountability and transparency”.
 Terming historic Mughal road as a booster for economic upliftment of the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, Sagar said it was due to the efforts of National Conference and Congress leadership that the construction work of the road is nearing completion.
 Minister of State for Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan urged the elected representatives to work for the betterment and upliftment of the people by ensuring implementation of various state and central government sponsored schemes in the rural areas.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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