STATE TIMES NEWSSAMBA: Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, Sarmad Hafeez- the in-charge Secretary for Samba District, today visited Block Ghagwal and participated in the ‘Jan Abhiyan Programme’ whereat he listened to the issues faced by locals at Panchayat level and addressed most of them on the spot.District Development Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, gave a brief detail on the Jan Abhiyan Programme activities in the District and the services delivered at Panchayat level.He informed that the maximum number of eligible persons have been covered under Old age pension, Widow pension and Handicap pension, while 2900 Domicile certificates, 309 Caste Certificates, 89 EWS certificates were issued at the camps.Earlier, the Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department listened to the grievances of local and other issues raised by Block Development Council Chairpersons, Sarpanches at the Jan Sunvayi session.The PRI representatives raised issues pertaining to Rural Development Dept, Power Development department, Jal Shakti Dept, Public Works Department.They demanded augmentation of drinking water, maintenance of roads, uninterrupted power supply, early completion of rural development works and others.Responding to the demands, Sarmad Hafeez advised the rural people to take maximum benefit from the ongoing Jan Abhiyan programme as government officers are stationed at panchayats to resolve their issues related to development, connectivity and pendency of wages, besides providing services of issuance of domicile certificates, caste certificates, benefits of social security schemes and other such government benevolent schemes.Taking cognisance of the issue raised by the PRI members, the Secretary said that the issues that can be resolved locally or at district level shall be addressed within weeks’ time and other major issues including sanctioning of development works shall be taken up at appropriate level by him personally.
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