STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh interacted with the Sarpanchs from remote Panchayats of district Doda here on Thursday. Most of them belonged to far flung Gandoh Tehsil of Doda district. Dr Jitendra Singh said that after abrogation of Article 370, the panchayats have been given autonomy and thus been empowered. It has uplifted the morale of grass root level leaders in the State, he added. The Minister said that now the grant issued by Centre Government will directly go Panchayats, which in turn will lead to their development. He further said that they are the leaders elected from far-flung areas of J&K and their opinion about the decision matters a lot for development of these areas. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has also interacted with them recently to understand the ground situation. He said that some people with vested interests have tried to spread misinformation about the decision of the Government. These leaders are helpful for the Government to understand the ground situation, the minister said. While interacting with the Minister, the Sarpanchs said that they stand with the decision of the Government to abrogate Article 370. They conveyed that now they feel more empowered with autonomy and financial powers. They added that direct financial powers will empower them to take decision for benefit of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that it will help in areas of health and education sector, among others. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government is holding discussions with different groups belonging to Jammu and Kashmir on a regular-basis. He said that meetings are being held with various groups including students and other leaders. He assured that Government is committed to the development of people of Jammu and Kashmir and will make all efforts to ensure that.
Download 10Cric Casino app, and enjoy Indias most popular casino games, directly on your mobile!
Gamble with real money online! Play Indias favourite casino games at 7Jackpots.com, Indias most trusted online casino site.
Rajinikanth to launch party in Jan, outfit to fight 2021 polls
Prabhas to star in ‘KGF’ director Prashanth Neel’s next, ‘Salaar’
UK first country to approve Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, rollout in days
Daughter of soil ‘Shikara’ girl Sadia gets best debutant actress award
Arshad Warsi joins Akshay Kumar for ‘Bachchan Pandey’
© 2020 State Times Daily Newspaper