CS reviews developmental, security scenario at B’pora
Sriangar, Oct 15: Chief
Secretary, BVR Subramaniyam accompanied by Principal Secretary Planning
Monitoring and Development, RohitKansal and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir
Baseer Ahmad Khan Tuesday visited district Bandipora and convened a meeting of
the officers of district and police administration to review the developmental
and security scenario in the district.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Shahbaz
Ahmad Mirza, Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir, SSP
Bandipora Rahul Malik and all other district officers were present in the
The DDC gave a detailed presentation of physical and financial
achievements made under various sectors including R&B, PHE, Power,
Irrigation and flood control, Rural Development, Sports, Handicrafts and
The DDC apprised the meeting that cent percent dumping of
essential commodities has been ensured in Gurez for upcoming winter season. He
said that Rs 46 lakh has been disbursed among the affected families of cross
border shelling in Gurez sector and the construction of community Bunkers is
The DDC informed the meeting that the district administration
has put all the arrangements in place for the upcoming winter season and there
is adequate availability of essential commodities including medicine in the
district. All basic amenities and services are provided in a hassle free manner
to the general public. He said various languishing developmental projects have
been completed and work on others is going on.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Secretary appreciated the
district administration for the efforts and arrangements put in place for the
welfare of the people. He directed the officers to work with dedication and in
a cooperative manner for accomplishing the various projects under execution in
the district. He directed officers of the district administration to stress on
development and public welfare.
While reviewing the sports sector, he stressed upon timely
completion of play fields approved by the government at various places in the
district. He asked for development of sports infrastructure for shaping the
potential of youth in a proper direction.
He asked the officers of health department to ensure every
possible support and facility to the patients in health institutions for
enhancing the percentage of institutional deliveries in order to decrease the
infant mortality rate.
The Chief Secretary directed district administration to
activate men and machinery for combating the winter inconvenience. CS assured
that all facilities will be provided to the general public in an uninterrupted
manner and proper arrangements will be made for operation of Gurez- Bandipora
road in upcoming winter.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan asked the
officers to address public grievances on priority and emphasised the need of
completion of developmental projects, for which he directed the concerned
agencies to speed up the pace of work on developmental projects. He said that
additional DG sets will be provided to Gurez for providing adequate power
supply to the inhabitants.
The Chief Secretary and Div Com also reviewed arrangements
put in place for the BDC Elections scheduled on 24 October 2019. They were
informed that there are 12 blocks in district for which 36 candidates are in
fray. All the arrangements have been finalised for the smooth conduct of
elections in the district, DDC said.
Later on, as part of public outreach programme various
deputations and public representative met Chief Secretary and Div Com and
projected their demands. The deputations demanded completion of District
Hospital, Bus Adda, Putushay Power grid Station and beautification of town. The
demand of Bandipora Bypass road was also reiterated by the deputations. The
development of town drainage system on modern lines and boosting of tourism was
also projected by the representatives. Deputation from Bonakoot demanded completion
of Bonakoot-Pannar Bridge for which on spot directions were issued by the Chief
Secretary for removing bottlenecks in its completion.
The Chief Secretary assured the deputations that necessary
steps will be taken to redress their genuine problems and asked the DDC to look
into the public issues on priority and ensure that their genuine demands are
fulfilled in a time bound manner.
Earlier Chief Secretary reviewed security scenario of the
district with the officers from police and other security agencies.