Alok Kumar chairs Public Darbar at Samba

Excelsior Correspondent

SAMBA, July 5: Principal Secretary Higher Education, Alok Kumar, today chaired a Public Darbar at Community Hall Municipality here to address public grievances and demands as well as assess ongoing development works in the district.
During the darbar, participants raised several issues, seeking timely intervention for their resolution. The key concerns included improvement of road connectivity from Mohargarh to Mansar, inclusion of crate works in development plans, frequent electricity cuts, manpower deficiencies in PHE, Municipality and Health Departments, installation of CCTV cameras at main chowks, repair of ground water pumps, levelling of ground at HS Gaghwal, renovation and beautification of ponds, filling vacancies for lecturers and construction of lane drains in the municipality area.
Principal Secretary attentively listened to the grievances and discussed them with the concerned officers, reviewing written representations from the public. He directed the rationalization of staff in departments with manpower shortages, installation of solar panels to reduce the electricity burden, and advised availing the subsidy facility for solar installations. He reassured that genuine matters would be addressed through the relevant departments, reiterating the government’s commitment to the district’s development.
Concluding the event, DC Samba, Abhishek Sharma, briefed the Principal Secretary on grievances highlighted in previous darbars, noting that connectivity issues for villages through PMGSY and NABARD have been included in the development plan. He mentioned that out of 130, 63 schemes under JJM have been completed in Samba district.
DDC members, ADDC Samba, ADC Samba, various district officers and large number of locals attended the Public Darbar.

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