Govt to monitor attendance of employees at Panchayat level in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 08: The Lieutenant Governor Monooj Sinha led administration has directed the District Commissioners (DCs), to monitor punctuality of employees at Panchayat level.

An official told Morning Kashmir that the DCs will constitute inspection teams to ensure 100 percent attendance of employees at the Panchayat level.

As per the directions, DCs have been directed to constitute teams in order to ascertain the punctuality of officials at sub division block level. “Divisional Commissioner directed DCs to involve Block Development Council chairpersons, Sarpanches, Urban Local Body members at the grassroots level and plan formulated identification of works and also supervision of works,” the direction reads.

As per officials, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has also directed that a particular mechanism be adopted for opening of drop boxes installed in all Panchayat Halqas and ensure that the complaints, grievances, suggestions received are properly disposed of and no grievances remain unattended.

“Besides the complainant is being responded to through a letter and informed about the action taken on this complaint. District Development Commissioner shall regularly monitor the execution of Back To Village works and ensure their completion by March 2020,” Divisional Commissioner has directed officers.

An official of the Rural Development Department said the step is being taken so that the government gets feedback from grassroots about the performance of the Panchayat system in the Union Territory.

He said on the directives of Lieutenant Governor Manooj Sinha, a complaint box is being established in every Panchayat Halqa of the new Union Territory.  “People can give feedback about the Panchayat system and about utilization of funds in various developmental works including those which were identified under Back To Village programme,” the official said.

“Officials have been told to work on developmental projects like power, sanitation and roads. People at Panchayat Halqas can also give feedback about all these works through a complaint box,” an official of the Finance Department said.

Government has directed the officers to maintain records of works and ensure transparency in utilization of funds.

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