JAMMU: To get first-hand account of the public grievances, Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg, today presided over the weekly Block Divas meeting here at Mishriwala in which delegations from different Panchayats, besides scores of individuals apprised him about the problems being faced by them in day to day life.
The main issues highlighted during the programme were mainly related to irregular supply of water and electricity, Revenue services , encroachment on state land, pending compensation, issuance of ration cards, sanctioning/ construction of PMAY houses, pendency under Ayushman Bharat golden cards and others.
The DC gave patient hearing to the delegations and passed on the spot directions to the concerned officers for early redress of their genuine grievances. He assured that the highlighted issues of public importance will be taken up with higher authorities besides all the pendency and public service delivery slackness shall be reviewed thoroughly.
He also impressed upon the officers to work with zeal to ensure the delivery of benefits to the rural masses under various schemes. He said that the motive of convening Block Diwas was to reach out to the people and understand their problems.
BDC members, District and block level officers, PRI members and a large number of people were present at the program.