Govt starts public outreach initiative to address developmental concerns

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, chaired a public grievance redressal camp at Faqir Gujri on city outskirts here.

An official statement said the grievance redressal camp is a part of the public outreach initiative started by the district administration in the summer capital to address developmental concerns and resolve longstanding issues of people including population of this far-flung area.

Delegations of representatives of adjacent areas including Harwan, New Theed and Dhara also attended the grievance redressal camp held for the first time in the area.

Various issues including those concerning healthcare, education, roads, transportation, communication, sports infrastructure, irrigation and financial services were raised by the representatives of these areas seeking time-bound redressal thereof.

The DC while speaking on the occasion said most of the concerns raised during the camp were resolvable and assured that these will be processed for execution in the shortest possible time.

He said timelines for their execution will be drawn and a monitoring mechanism will be put in place to ensure adherence thereto.

He assured that work on incomplete healthcare and educational infrastructure will be taken up soon adding that additional requirements as raised on the occasion will also be put in place.

He said a comprehensive educational plan aimed at providing modern education with a modern set-up will be framed and implemented in educational institutions in the area.

Dr Shahid also assured of designating officers from concerned departments who will make periodical visits to this far-off area to address concerns of the population living here.

He announced that work on a mobile telephone tower and a playground which have been longstanding demands of the people of the area will be started soon adding that other genuine demands will also be taken up for processing in due course.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar KK Sidha who was also present and while speaking on the occasion said all concerns and demands projected during the camp were genuine and assured of their time-bound redressal.

Sidha who is also the Programme Officer Integrated Child Development Services Srinagar also assured of setting up additional Anganwari centres and related requirements in the area.

He said this public outreach effort of the district administration is a beginning and assured of making it a sustained affair aimed at prompt redressal of genuine concerns of the people of this far-off area.

Assistant Commissioner Development Srinagar and senior officers from all line departments of the district were present on the occasion.