Public hearings begin at Jammu

Sadhotra,Rana Assure ‘Inclusive Development’


Jammu, Feb 7: Minister for Planning, Labour and Employment Ajay Kumar Sadhotra Thursday reiterated the commitment of National Conference to involve grassroots level workers in the decision-making process. He also said that NC workers’ role is important in framing policies and programs for the overall development of the State.
Speaking at the first public hearing at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan here—as part of the initiative taken by the Working President of National Conference and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to address the public issues—the Minister said mitigating problems of the people and striving for their progress and prosperity is a priority on the agenda of NC.
Large number of workers attended the public hearing, first in the series for the current month. Taking note of the problems highlighted by the participants, the Minister took spot decisions in various cases and passed on instructions to the concerned.
“Feedback is imperative for streamlining the administrative apparatus and dispensing justice to all the people living in three regions and sub-regions of the State,” the Minister said, urging the workers to help identifying the areas requiring immediate government attention.
Interacting with the people, NC’s Provincial President for Jammu, Devender Singh Rana exhorted the workers to spread out in their areas and play their crucial role in identifying the problems faced by the people and seeking their redressal at appropriate levels. He said the workers can play their role in bridging the gap between the people and the administration.
“The Ministers and the party leaders would always be available to help in solving their problems,” he maintained.
Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather will be meeting the workers on Friday between 3.30 to 6 pm.
Rana cautioned the people to remain vigilant against the “machinations of vested interests who remain always pro-active to create wedge in the society.”
He said National Conference has “always played a healthy role in bringing the people together and forging bonds of brotherhood and amity.” “National Conference has withstood test of times and it will always remain in the forefront for the genuine cause of the people,” he said.
The deputations from Reasi, Gool, Aarnas, Basantgarh, Darhal, Rajouri, RS Pura, Gandhi Nagar, ex-Corporators of the Jammu Municipal Corporation met the Minister and apprised him of their collective and individual problems.
Deputation of Gujjar Mahasabha led by Chowdhary Poswal and West Pakistan Refugees led by Rajiv Chuni also met the Minister and sought redressal of various issues pertaining to the development and other utility services.
Senior National Conference leaders Abdul Gani Malik, Kr. Rachpal Singh, Peer Mushtaq Ahmed Bukhari,  Kashmira Singh, Gurdeep Singh Sassan, Jugal Mahajan, and other office bearers were present.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 7 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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