SHOPIAN – All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference the representative body of PRI members today held one day convention, here in block Zainapora of district Shopian in Kashmir. The convention has been organized by Kashmir Unit of the organization led by GH Reshi, Chairman Block Development Council Zainapora. and A.K Pandita BDC(Imamsahib) Anil Sharma, President of AJKPC presided the program as Chief Guest and gathering the gathering. During the program local issues at Panchayat, block and district levels faced by PRI members were highlighted by the participants who urged the Chief Guest to take up their genuine issues with the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Lieutenant Governor of J & K.
The PRI members complained about nonpayment of 2nd installment of houses allotted to beneficiaries under PMAY scheme, inordinate delay caused by officers of Rural Development in clearing the genuine payments despite submission of all bills and vouchers.
All the participants unanimously opposed e-tendering of works in their respective Panchayat Halqas valuing less than Rs 3 Lacs citing the provision in Jammu and Kashmir Panchayti Raj Act. The matter of pending payment of MGNREGA vendors was also deliberated. The other prominent issue that came for deliberation during the convention was non-courteous approach of government officers and officials with the elected Panches, Sarpanches and BDC Chairpersons. The convention also passed a resolution to present a memorandum to all the Deputy Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmirand also to the Assistant Commissioners Development(ACDs) of all the districts in this regard within a fortnight. AJKPC President appreciated the organizes of the convention. Later GH Reshi, Chairman Block Development Council Zainapora presented the vote of thanks. Prominent people who attended the program include G.H. Reshi BDC Chairperson Zainapora A.k.Pandita(imamsahab)BDC Chairperson, Bashir AhmadMalla,Sarpanches:Manoj Pandita,Ab.Rashid Bhat,Rayees Ahmed Dar, AbMajeedDar,GhModBhat,