The Speaker State Legislative Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta on Sunday said that the government is committed to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions in the state.
This was stated by Kavinder Gupta while addressing a public gathering at Jeevan Nagar in Gandhi Nagar Constituency. Gupta highlighted the need of strengthening the panchayats by giving them powers.
The Speaker said that the failure of the previous government can be judged from the fact it was not able to develop the requisite democratic momentum and failed to cater to the needs of rural development.
NC-Congress Government lacked political will to share power and resources with local level institutions which in turn halted the implementation of welfare schemes at the grass root level.
Recalling the contribution of the Balwant Rai Mehta Committee, which studied community development projects, the Speaker said that the community can only flourish if the members are involved directly in the planning, decision-making and implementation process.
He said that this government is committed to implement its recommendations in letter and spirit.
Empowering the PRI's will give a boost to the development process and will bring transparency and accountability in the system, he added. The speaker appealed to the people to involve themselves in the process of development directly or indirectly so that an effective and direct democracy can be brought into synergy which will in turn help in extension and deepening of democracy in the state.
The speaker was accompanied by Vinay Gupta, Jaideep Sharma, Ashok Kumar Khajuria, Baldev Billoria, T S Slathia, Harbans Chowdhary, Er. Ashwani Khosla, Ishant Gupta, Ankush Gupta and other prominent leaders of the area along with officers of Rural Development, Revenue, PDD, PHE and Police Department.