|Sarpanchs, Panchs of RS Pura highlights issues before Sukhnandan|
|EARLY TIMES REPORT|
JAMMU, Sept 27: Sarpanchs and Panchs of Block RS Pura under the leadership of Sarpanch Badrinath, District Liaison officer Panchayats District Jammu on Sunday submitted memorandum of demands to Ch Sukhnandan Chairman Panchayat Cell, BJP J&K UT.
Speaking on the occasion, Badrinath said due to e-tendering Sarpanchs and Panchs who are the elected representatives of the villages can’t be able to organize and plan development works accordingly for villages,” he said adding that as per the norms of Panchayati Raj 21 departments are directly linked with Sarapanchs.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include District President BJP RS Pura SHS Pummy, Ex-MLA Prof Garu Ram Bhagat, Ayodhaya Gupta, General Secretary BJP, Akash Chopra, Sunil Dutt,Vice President Ch Ashok.
“Sarpanches are Chairpersons of these departments at village level but whenever they approach officials concerned, they don’t get proper response from them” said Badrinath, adding that rural development work is the only work which was directly connected with Panchayats but the e-tendering in such works will cut-off Sarpanchs and Panchs from the development. He said due to e-tendering system in Panchayat works, on spot proposals by Panchayats and locals in Gram Sabhas are not being executed.
He appealed the centre to cancel e-tendering in rural development works and reiterated long pending demand for full implementation of all the provisions of 73rd and 74th amendments of Constitution in J&K.
He said that the solution to at least 70 percent problems of Jammu and Kashmir lies in autonomous, empowered and powerful democratic institutions at micro level and that can be assured only through immediate implementation of 73rd and 74th amendment of Constitution in the UT so that all funds directly reach to local bodies without any interference of the bureaucrats.