By: PK Correspondent
Srinagar: In absence of an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir Union Ministers are taking keen interest in J&K affairs. Their recent visits to the Union Territory and they taking stock of the ongoing development works is an indication that the Centre is keen to ensure that the benefits of various schemes trickle down to a common man.
The ministers during their visits assured the people that J&K would witness more progress in coming days, and lot more is in the offing.
An observer while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “The union ministers visiting J&K is a welcome step. But still lot needs to be done to turn J&K UT into a model for other states and union territories. During the past two years, the process of development has been expedited and many incomplete projects stand completed.”
The observer said, “Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is leading from the front. He is monitoring almost everything personally. His proactive approach has kept the entire administration on toes. He is keen on ensuring that people get all the facilities and they are not left to fend on their own.”
An analyst said, “After J&K’s transition into a union territory many things have changed. The work culture in the government offices has improved. Officials no longer keep the files pending. Introduction of e-office has improved the deliverance system and people can easily access the status of their work online.”
He said, “The change is visible and people are acknowledging it. Vacancies are being announced on regular basis. During the past two years 20,000 posts have been announced and the recruitment process is going on in a very transparent manner. The quality of governance has improved and a new benchmark has been set about how to govern. The future dispensation will have to follow the standards that have been set.”
An official said, “All the systems work when people at the top show keen interest. The system has improved due to all the top people, including LG, Chief Secretary and Union Ministers are keen on making it work. This has made everyone accountable as the employees are aware of the fact that there is no scope of complacency.”
He said, “During the past two years many rules, including the service rules have changed, the government employees are aware of the fact that if they don’t perform they will have to perish. According to the new rules no one can take his job for granted.”