Doda Admn hosts maiden virtual Lumberdar/ Chowkidar conference

Excelsior Correspondent
Doda, Jan 19: The District Administration Doda organized a maiden virtual conference of all Lumberdars and Chowkidars which was also attended by all the ADCs, SDMs, SPs, ASPs, SDPOs, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars, SHOs, Chowki Officers and other concerned officials.
During the virtual conference Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan, and SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom interacted with all the Lumberdars and Chowkidars along with concerned officers and officials. Lumberdars and Chowkidars presented their demands and issues, which were listened patiently and ensured to forward the same to the concerned authorities for taking viable decisions.
SSP Doda, while speaking to the audience, informed that a District Security Grid with all the Lumberdars, Chowkidars, SHOs Chowki Officers, VDGs, Volunteers and Executive Magistrates, as members will be created soon for intelligence sharing and maintaining peace and brotherhood in the district. He urged the Lumberdars and Chowkidars to report on any suspicious person or incident in the area to the nearest Police Station/ Post. He said that Drugs menace is eating the future of our youth, and all must take their responsibility to report of Drug addicts and Peddlers. The addicts shall be sent to rehabilitation centres for making them fit for future progression, and Peddlers shall be booked under relevant laws.
DC Doda took this opportunity and interacted in detail with them on scores of issues hampering the thorough development of the district. He talked on the importance of strong communication and the relation between Lumberdars/ Chowkidars and administration. He said that Lumberdars and Chowkidars are eyes and ears of administration in the rural areas.
He asked all the SDMs and SDPOs to make a directory of mobile numbers of all the Lumberdars and Chowkidars of their jurisdiction and remain in touch with them and involve them in all the developmental activities. He urged them to ensure the punctuality of government officials in their villages. He asked them to be the representative of the Government in their villages and spread the awareness of all the individual and community welfare schemes.
He asked the Chowkidars and Lumberdars to extend their support to the District Administration in identifying the drug abuse victims for their proper counselling and rehabilitation.

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