x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   IAF jawan shoots self in Udhampur | Record spike of 64,399 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours takes India tally past 21-lakh mark | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh imposes import embargo on 101 items including artillery guns, self assault rifles | Air India employees in stress due to pay cut: President of Alliance Air Employees Union Binoy Viswam | BJP leader Abdul Hamid Najar shot at by unidentified persons in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam | DDC Ramban interacts with newly appointed BDOs | Red Tape showroom inaugurated at Gandhi Nagar | Installation ceremony of new team of Rotary Club Rajouri held | Advisor Sharma for innovative measures to boost entrepreneurship in view of COVID-19 | DSEK warns private schools against terminating staff, withholding salaries during lockdown | 424 PMAGY works proposed for 31 villages of district Udhampur | Govt evacuates 2,94,192 stranded JK residents; 2,03,678 via Lakhanpur, 90,514 through special trains | JKSSB's Portal records 4,58,030 registrations; 2,38,350 candidates submit online application so far | Kishtwar admin eyes on horticulture sector to boost farm income | Govt considering to provide additional support to COVID Warriors: Sinha | Excise Dept seizes 25 bottles of illicit liquor, booked three in Bishnah | Dr. Rajesh, Dr. Puneet elected as representatives of J&K Dermatologists at National Level | Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative | JK to remain UT for now, hints Chief Secy | ‘Directionless’ Cong divided over supporting demand of restoring Article 370, 35-A | Admin Secy’s order of 2019 fails to get implemented so far | COVID-19 death toll reaches 459 in JK as 10 more die, 463 fresh cases reported | Mechanic to millionaires: Pappu Bhaiya makes his fortune by alleged land grabbing | 3 years on, JKPDC fails to make selection list of engineers’ public | Approved 2 yrs back, KV Ramnagar still nowhere in sight | CB teams camp in Kishtwar to probe alleged embezzlements | Munish Gupta asks government to solve problems of people of Babliana Satwari | Delhi Airport announces Air Suvidha for international flyers, JK to benefit from same | COVID-19 testing poorly managed, alleges Shopkeepers’ Association Poonch | Even after over 2 months of snow clearance, Sinthan Road yet to open for vehicular movement | Govt yet to decide on re-opening of schools : Advisor K K Sharma | NIA raids locations in Srinagar to investigate Hizbul Mujahideen links | No trace of TA rifleman, abducted in south Kashmir | 11. 61 KM stretch nearing completion; work on 4.6 KM flyover under Package II in full swing | Unkept Promises: Pandits in Kashmir battling endless wait for jobs, help, see hope in LG Manoj Sinha | Div Com reviews Independence Day arrangements in Jammu division | B’la Court convicts a man accused of extortion, criminal trespassing | Congress seeks special permission to hold functions for historic August Kranti Diwas | Day temperatures are higher in Srinagar than in Jammu, heavy rain expected from 9 to 12 August | DB seeks comments from government to end adhocism | Court rejects bail of two in murder case | Court directs registration of FIR against PDD employees | GCW Gandhi Nagar organizes e-farewell for outgoing students | Sanitization drive conducted in Ward-7 | AIBS not to hold annual congregation on Aug 13th | Zahid Malik demands KV school for Darhal | AIMCC hails appointment of new LG | | Restore 4G in conformity with SC orders: Harsh | Dr. Rajesh ,Dr. Puneet elected as representatives of J&K Dermatologists at National Level | AAP castigates JKNPP for suspending its leader | | Muskan Foundation urges donors to donate building materials for poor | NGO welcomes ban on plastic thread | RCJM elects new team | Back Issues  
 
news details
BJP advocates redressal of genuine demands of panches, sarpanches
12/4/2019 9:24:52 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Dec 4: As the hunger strike by ''panches'' and ''sarpanches'' demanding various measures to strengthen the Panchayati Raj institutions in Jammu and Kashmir entered second day, the BJP here on Wednesday called for meeting their "genuine demands" expeditiously.
"Panches and sarpanches can prove a game changer if empowered properly and bestowed proper respect and protocol. However, no move has been made in this respect so far despite a lapse of almost a year after the panchayat elections," BJP spokesperson Brig (Retd) Anil Gupta said in a statement here.
Dozens of panches and sarpanches on Tuesday began a week-long hunger strike here in support of their various demands, including the clearance of Rs 1,000 crore liabilities under the Centre''s flagship MGNERGA scheme.
The hunger strike under the banner of the All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) also seeks to press for security cover to all panches and sarpanches belonging to vulnerable areas and enhancement of the monthly honorarium of Rs 2,500 and Rs Rs 1000 presently given to sarpanches and panches respectively.
Making an appeal to the administration to take early measures to negotiate with the agitating panches and sarpanches and meet their genuine demands, the BJP leader said the people have lots of hope from them and look up to them as their representatives who could assist in the resolution of their immediate problems.
The elected representatives, however, find themselves helpless as the district authorities do not pay much heed to them," Gupta said.
"They have a major role to play in the ongoing battle of narratives to change the political environment. The idea of shifting the centre of power from Gupkar Road to Gram Sabhas, block and district development councils is noble but has faltered somewhere in its proper implementation leading to the ongoing hunger strike," he said.
He said the honorarium given to them is very meagre and does not cater for their basic expenditure to meet their public obligations while performing their duties honestly.
Welcoming Lt Governor G C Murmu''s decision to set up a grievance box at each panchayat level, he said, "The common man is looking forward to redressal of their grievances and not merely forwarding grievances.
"They have the panches and sarpanches to approach with their grievance but the later do not have any authority or power to redress their grievances," Gupta said and requested the lieutenant governor to consider empowering them for a prompt and effective grievance redressal mechanism.
The issue of MGNERGA liabilities also needs to be resolved to ensure that the poor villagers do not suffer for inefficient and inept handling of the issue by the government officials, he said.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU