Jammu and Kashmir govt launches 'Back to the Village' programme to facilitate interaction between bureaucrats and panchayats

The Jammu and Kashmir government launched its outreach programme, 'Back to the Village', as part of which bureaucrats will spend the next 36 hours in different panchayats.

Press Trust of India June 20, 2019 15:49:38 IST
Jammu and Kashmir govt launches 'Back to the Village' programme to facilitate interaction between bureaucrats and panchayats
  • The Jammu and Kashmir government launched its outreach programme, 'Back to the Village', as part of which bureaucrats will spend the next 36 hours in different panchayats

  • 'The basic objective of this programme is to move governance from its seat of operation to the doorsteps of the people in villages,' a senior government official said

  • The spokesperson said the feedback obtained during the exercise will help the government in assessing and tailoring the various central and state government schemes

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday launched its ambitious outreach programme, 'Back to the Village', as part of which bureaucrats will spend the next 36 hours in different panchayats, gathering feedback from people on development of their areas, an official spokesperson said.

Jammu and Kashmir govt launches Back to the Village programme to facilitate interaction between bureaucrats and panchayats

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam. Firstpost/Debobrat G

The eight-day programme, from 20-27 June, is being organised across all panchayats of the state, he said. Under the 'Back to the Village' programme, government officers will be spending two days and one night in different panchayats, the spokesperson said. During their stay, they will hold meetings with elected 'panches' and 'sarpanches', hold 'gram' (village) and 'mahila sabhas' (women assemblies) in addition to other grassroots level interactions, he added.

"The basic objective of this programme is to move governance from its seat of operation to the doorsteps of the people in villages," a senior government official said. Elaborating the objective of the programme, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam had said it will focus on four main goals viz. energising panchayats, collecting feedback on delivery of government schemes and programmes, capturing specific economic potential and undertaking assessment of needs of villages, besides affording an opportunity to gazetted officers to visit the villages.

The programme will involve the people of the state and government officials in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development across all our rural areas, the spokesperson said. The outreach initiative is primarily aimed at energising the 4,483 panchayats and directing development efforts in rural areas through community participation and to create in the rural masses an earnest desire for a decent standard of living, he said.

The spokesperson said the feedback obtained during the exercise will help the government in assessing and subsequently tailoring the various central and state government schemes to improve delivery of village-specific services.

 

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