My government empowered people: Omar

KL Report

JAMMU

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday vowed his Endeavour to bring administration to the doorsteps of people all across the State particularly living in far-flung, backward and hilly areas. He said creation of New Administrative Units is a step further in this direction. “It will take all steps to expand public reach to government and transfer of governance from secretariat to grass roots”, he repeated.

“My government empowered people through various initiatives brought in historic legislations, conducted Panchayat elections and transfer powers to these democratic institutions so that people are largely involved in the development process. We took measures to bring transparency, make administration accommodate and strengthened institutions to check corruption”, he said and added that the creation of New Administrative Units in the State would strengthen these initiatives especially in translating the development plans into reality on ground successfully so that each area is benefited by the outcomes of gigantic development programme under implementation in the State.

According to a government press release, the Chief Minister was talking to various deputations from different areas of the State who called on him here and conveyed their gratitude top him for creation of New Administrative Units in their areas as also concentrating on the holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir during the last five years.

The deputations also raised various development demands pertaining to their areas and sought Chief Minister’s intervention in getting these accommodated in the current financial year’s plan schemes.

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