Holding civic elections a victory of democracy: Satya Pal Malik

He advised the sarpanchs to use funds judiciously and ensure development which is in sync with the natural environment.

GK News Network
Jammu, Publish Date: Jan 12 2019 12:36AM | Updated Date: Jan 12 2019 12:36AM
Holding civic elections a victory of democracy: Satya Pal MalikPhoto: Mir Imran/GK

The panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) can truly represent and fulfill the developmental aspirations of the people, governor Satya Pal Malik said on Friday, and described successful conduct of the civic elections in Jammu and Kashmir as a “victory of democracy”.

Addressing the oath-ceremony of newly-elected sarpanchs of Jammu division, the governor said: “Due to direct participation of people in planning of the development of their areas and implementing the government’s welfare schemes, the PRIs can truly represent and fulfill development aspirations of the people.”

The governor complimented sarpanchs and panchs for their wholehearted participation in the panchayat elections which were held after a gap of seven years and saw a voter turnout of 74.1 percent, an official spokesman said in a statement.

“The governor lauded the people and government functionaries for holding incident-free elections even under very trying circumstances. He described it as the victory of democracy in a country which has faith in democratic institutions since times immemorial,” the spokesman said.

The governor observed that major amendments in the panchayati raj Act have been incorporated through which the government intends to go for “massive devolution of funds and functions of 19 departments to the PRIs”. 

He advised the sarpanchs to use funds judiciously and ensure development which is in sync with the natural environment.

He stressed that “survival and existence of vegetation, trees, ponds, indigenous animal species should be taken into consideration while formulating development plans”.

The governor assured every possible support of his administration to the sarpanchs and panchs and observed that planned development of any area would be done in consensus with the panchs and sarpnachs of respective panchayats.

He urged the sarpanchs to ensure that institutions responsible for ensuring primary health and education at grassroots are strengthened and attention is given to develop sports infrastructure at the village-level “with opportunities to youth to explore their capabilities to the maximum”.

Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, advisor to governor, congratulated the sarpanchs on their election and advised Sheetal Nanda, secretary rural development department to “print multilingual literature for ready reference of elected panchs and sarpanchs regarding their roles and responsibilities”.

Governor’s another advisor K Vijay Kumar also congratulated all the sarpanchs on their successful election and advised them to work for the development of their areas as per people’s aspirations.

Latest News

  1. GCC will continue to pursue its objectives with fervour: Justice Hasnain Masoodi in parting message
  2. GCC will continue to pursue its objectives with fervour: Justice Hasnain Masoodi in parting message
  1. Thief involved in stealing cell phones of patients, attendants at SKIMS held: Police
  2. Thief involved in stealing cell phones of patients, attendants at SKIMS held: Police
  1. Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army in West Bank clashes: health ministry
  2. Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army in West Bank clashes: health ministry
  1. No ‘Holi’ celebrations at Raj Bhavan this year: Governor
  2. No ‘Holi’ celebrations at Raj Bhavan this year: Governor
  1. Piping hot tea, coffee may up oesophageal cancer risk: Study
  2. Piping hot tea, coffee may up oesophageal cancer risk: Study
  1. National Conference, Congress announce seat-sharing pact for Lok Sabha polls
  2. National Conference, Congress announce seat-sharing pact for Lok Sabha polls
  1. Army men open fire after noticing suspicious movement in Shopian, area cordoned off
  2. Army men open fire after noticing suspicious movement in Shopian, area cordoned off
  1. Evidence of water, particle plumes discovered on asteroid Bennu: NASA
  2. Evidence of water, particle plumes discovered on asteroid Bennu: NASA
  1. Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; 3 people injured
  2. Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; 3 people injured
  1. Nirav Modi arrested, to appear in UK court
  2. Nirav Modi arrested, to appear in UK court
  1. Awantipora teacher’s custodial death: NC demands murder case lodged against guilty
  2. Awantipora teacher’s custodial death: NC demands murder case lodged against guilty
  1. India signals to boycott China's Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time
  2. India signals to boycott China's Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time
  1. New Zealand PM urges global action on social media perils
  2. New Zealand PM urges global action on social media perils
  1. Fresh snowfall, rains in Kashmir
  2. Fresh snowfall, rains in Kashmir
  1. Roads leading to border areas closed after fresh snowfall, rains in Kupwara
  2. Roads leading to border areas closed after fresh snowfall, rains in Kupwara
  1. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik greets people on Nauroz, Holi
  2. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik greets people on Nauroz, Holi
  1. Kashmir shuts against custodial death of Awantipora teacher
  2. Kashmir shuts against custodial death of Awantipora teacher
  1. Fresh landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway
  2. Fresh landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway
  1. Heavy snow accumulation likely to delay Zojilla re-opening
  2. Heavy snow accumulation likely to delay Zojilla re-opening
  1. Uri resident injured in cross-border firing succumbs at Srinagar hospital
  2. Uri resident injured in cross-border firing succumbs at Srinagar hospital
  1. Teacher’s custodial death: Mobile Internet speed throttled in Srinagar, Budgam
  2. Teacher’s custodial death: Mobile Internet speed throttled in Srinagar, Budgam
  1. Funerals begin for New Zealand terror attack victims
  2. Funerals begin for New Zealand terror attack victims
  1. Goa’s BJP-led coalition government faces floor test
  2. Goa’s BJP-led coalition government faces floor test
  1. 2 feared dead, 50 trapped in Karnataka building crash
  2. 2 feared dead, 50 trapped in Karnataka building crash
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine