Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir 1584.25 crore has been sanctioned to Panchayati Raj Institutions, Urban Local Bodies, District Development Councils and Block Development Councils for undertaking development activities in rural or urban areas, with a view to strengthen the democracy at the grassroots level in the state. , the Jammu and Kashmir administration said.
After the successful implementation of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts and the conduct of elections to Panchayat/Urban Local Bodies, District Development Councils and Block Development Councils, the main focus of the government is to make these local body institutions 3F (Funds, Functions and Workers). The government is providing Rs 1,000 crore to 4290 gram panchayats, Rs 200 crore to 20 district development councils (DDCs), Rs 10 crore each to DDCs, Rs 71.25 crore to 285 Block Development Councils (BDCs) for Rs 25 lakh. 313 crore to each Block Development Council (BDC) and to 30 urban local bodies for undertaking development activities in rural and urban areas,” reads the official statement.
27 works have been transferred to panchayats and 7 departments to urban local bodies and about Rs 1,727.50 crore has been transferred to panchayats under MGNREGA, 14th Finance Commission, Mid-Day Meal Scheme and Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) . In the last two years, Rs 1,455.62 crore has been given to urban local bodies, besides 1,889 Panchayat Accounts Assistants have been recruited.
The aim of the government is to provide transparent, accountable and accountable governance for which the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is focusing on unique initiatives of “Back to Village”, “My Town My Pride”, “Jan-Abhiyan” and “Block Day”. has been “To bring government programs and initiatives at the doorsteps of the people.
An extensive mass outreach program was organized in J&K last year, in which 73 Union ministers and various Parliament committees visited all the districts for public interaction and gathering feedback on government policies at the grassroots level. Interactions were held over a period of two months with representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, other important stakeholders from trade, industry etc., which are expected to improve governance and implement various development plans and initiatives.
The introduction of principles of financial prudence, transparency and zero tolerance to corruption has revolutionized project implementation and enhanced financial inclusion and social equity. Several important reforms have been undertaken to ensure transparency and accountability in the administration. Today a fear-free, corruption-free system of governance has been established through a paperless, faceless procedural framework.
“No work is allotted without following the tender process and without administrative approval/technical clearance. No bill is passed without geo-tagging of photographs through Proof (Photographic Records of On-Site Facility) application and physical verification of works. Every penny is now spent for the welfare of the people.”
“Sashaktikaran” (Enabling monitoring and public observation of the work being executed and resources for meaningful transparency)/JANBAGHIDARI (janbaghidari.nic.in) With the help of an information technology enabled program, the common people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Citizens can observe the works/projects being implemented in their areas and participate in the development process.”
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first country in the country to have a District Good Governance Index to assess the efficiency of the Public Distribution System at the district level in the States or Union Territories. The index is expected to promote transparency and accountability in the basic unit of governance and meet the aspirations of the citizens. Best practices are being identified in each district for replication in others.
E-office has been implemented in Civil Secretariat including Raj Bhavan. It will be implemented in all offices of J&K in 2022-23. Online system has been created for uploading of Annual Property Return by all the employees. An online annual performance report system will be created in respect of all the employees. E-audit will be started with strengthening of virtual inspection system.
A landmark initiative “Aapki Zameen Aapki Nigaran” has been launched in which the scanned data of Jamabandi, Girdawari, Mutation and Mousavi of all the 20 districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been made available to the common citizens. Taking another step towards empowerment of landowners, land passbook has been issued in three languages.