In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of district plans besides ensuing visit of Union Ministers to Jammu and Kashmir.
During the meeting, it was informed that as a part of the Union Government’s focussed attention on the development of Jammu and Kashmir, an outreach programme of Union Ministers will commence from 9th of this month. About 70 Union Ministers may be visiting the Union Territory and reviewing various developmental works besides interacting with stakeholders over a period of nine weeks.
The Deputy Commissioners have been directed to make arrangements for interactions of the visiting Ministers with members of Panchayati Raj Institutions, Urban Local Bodies, various associations, self-help groups, youth clubs and general public. They were also asked to include visits to iconic heritage sites and cultural programmes under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in the tour plan.
The Chief Secretary directed the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to submit district-wise progress of works identified during the Back to Village programmes in addition to the achievements under district plans for appraisal of the visiting ministers.