Administration Announces Back to Village-3, Starting October 2

SRINAGAR: The Manoj Sinha administration has decided to start the next edition of Back to Village (B2V) from October 2, Jammu and Kashmir government spokesman Rohit Kansal said.

Cover image the village talk back to villageKansal told media that like earlier editions of the programme, a gazetted officer will visit a Panchayat and stay overnight. This edition, he said, will be more about doing things rather than listening grievances.

He said the programme was mentioned by the Prime Minister in his August 15 speech and the programme is being copied by other states in the country.

The B2V-3 will start on October 2 and conclude on October 12. Prior to its launch, the officers will be holding a three-week event in all these panchayats that will revolve around three things – listening and implementing; public service delivery and delivery of the development on the ground. This pre-B2V-3 plan will start on September 10 and conclude on September 20.

The programme involves more than 4000 officers to move out of their offices and meet people in the village.

“The three pillars will be the redressal of public grievances (Jan Sunvaiyee), public service delivery (Adhikar Abhiyan) and delivery of development at Gram Panchayat level (Unat Gram Abhiyan).

While highlighting the Pre-B2V-3 programme, he said that Yaum-e-Block would be observed for three consecutive weeks at pre-designated location or at block headquarters on every Wednesday with coordination from relevant officers.

He said during this period public grievances would be listened to and would be tried to sort out on the spot or the following week or next following week.

“As many as public grievances would be tried to be disposed of on spot,” he maintained.

He said during this period all the Deputy Commissioners and respective Superintendents of Police will be available in their office every day except Wednesday and Sunday from 10 am to 11:30 pm while Divisional Commissioners will be available from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on every Tuesday and Thursday.

However, he added that during Youm-e-Block, which will be on Wednesday, all DCs and SPs will visit every block over a period of thee weeks.

“The concerned would address these grievances in these 20 days and be available with the concerned for redressal,” he said.

He said that all the DCs will try to ensure 100 per cent saturation of all 55 schemes and to be taken care of by them also.

While explaining the third component of pre-B2V Unat Gram Abhiyan, the focus will be on doing development rather than talking development and developmental departments will be the second most important demand and will analyze  the B2V1 and B2V2 and to make ensure that the works during these two phases were executed and completed before B2V-3.

“For these works the funds have already been released to all DCs to finish the works taken under these two-phase of B2V,” he said.

“This will be the month of the progress of grievances and development on public grievances.”

He said that in-charge officers will be administrative secretaries and will make visits to designated districts to have first-hand experiences of all developmental works taken under B2V1 and B2V2.

While Jan Abhiyan will conclude on September 30, B2V-3 will start from October 2 till October 12 when actually all the works would be analyzed, re-verified and rechecked that is why this phase will be an active programme where government will be meeting the demands and grievances of people during B2V1 and B2V2, Kansal said.

“We are confident that the entire next month will be a festival of public grievance redressal, festival of public service delivery and festival of delivery of development at the gram Panchayat level,” Kanal concluded.



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