SOPORE (BARAMULLA), JANUARY 24: As a sequel towards taking governance at people’s doorsteps, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Forest, Ecology and Environment Dheeraj Gupta, today presided over a mega public darbar at Sopore.
The event was attended by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Minga Sherpa, Chief Conservator Forests, Irfan Rasool, Senior Superintendent of Police, Shabir Ahmad Nawab, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shabir Ahmad Raina, CEO Municipal Council Sopore, district officers, members from traders associations, transport associations, delegations and locals from adjoining areas of sub division Sopore.
Dheeraj Gupta inspected the stalls set up by various departments including health, agriculture, education, horticulture, ICDS under Viksit Bharat Yatra to create awareness among the public about multitude of welfare and development schemes being run by the government.
During the public darbar, various delegations and public representatives apprised the Additional Chief Secretary of their grievances and demands. Their issues pertained to R&B, Education, PDD, Health, Social Welfare and other departments regarding development of sub division Sopore while seeking intervention in addressing the same.
Dheeraj Gupta, while addressing the gathering, said the core purpose of holding these public darbars is to bring administration at the peoples’ doorsteps and facilitate direct interaction between them, ensuring greater accessibility to the government schemes.
ACS praised the district administration for making Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra a success in the district thereby ensuring coverage of left out beneficiaries under welfare and development schemes of the government.
Furthermore, Dheeraj Gupta ensured on spot redressal of multitude various issues raised by the representatives through the concerned officers present in the darbar. He assured the public that rest of the issues brought forward would be taken up with the concerned departments for resolution in a time bound manner.
Minga Sherpa presented a brief overview of progress achieved under major developmental projects and welfare schemes being executed by the district administration.
Later, ACS distributed Ayush cards, sanction letters, land passbooks and other certificates among the eligible beneficiaries. He also planted saplings in the lawn of the Dak Bunglow while participating in a plantation drive conducted on the occasion.