Dheeraj Gupta holds public outreach programme in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JUNE, 10: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Forest, Ecology and Environment, Dheeraj Gupta, today convened a mega public outreach programme here at Srinagar to assess and address public issues and concerns.

The event, held to foster grassroots engagement between the locals and the government departments, witnessed overwhelming participation of public and other stakeholders who raised several issues concerning welfare and development of their respective areas.

DDC Chairman, Srinagar, Aftab Malik, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Bilal Mohiudin Bhat, Commissioner SMC, Owais Ahmed, VC LCMA, RTO Kashmir, senior officers of the line departments and representatives of various Associations were present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Dheeraj Gupta emphasized on the need for continued collaboration between public and government so that the best possible governance is provided to the public. He called upon the locals to participate in such events and take optimum benefit of governance reaching at their doorstep to enhance their living standards.

Reflecting on the significance of holding these camps, the ACS appreciated the locals for their participation in this mega public darbar and reiterated the commitment of present administration towards working tirelessly for the betterment of Srinagar and its residents. He said that these public darbars serve as a platform for the citizens to voice their concerns, share ideas and engage in constructive dialogue with the government for enhanced development.

Interacting with the officers on the occasion, the ACS asked them to engage actively with the public so that the best possible governance is provided to them. He called upon them to monitor the ongoing works of public importance on regular basis so that they are completed within given timelines.

During the event, the locals of Khonmoh, Zewan, Gandabal, Habbak, Panzinara, Harwan and other areas of Srinagar district raised various issues before the ACs and sought timely redressal of the same.

The representatives of market associations and transport associations also raised various issues and concerns pertaining to their sectors and sought their redressal.

The ACS issued on the spot directions to the concerned officers for redressal of various public issues besides fixing timelines for certain issues concerning specific grievances.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner presented an overview of ongoing development programmes being implemented in the district.



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