Omar for involving panchayats in formulation of annual plan

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said a strategy was required to involve panchayats in the formulation of next year`s annual plan.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2011, 23:48 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah on Thursday said a strategy was required to involve
panchayats in the formulation of next year`s annual plan.

According to Omar, a strategy is required to be adopted
right from now to incorporate panchayat members in the plan
formulation so that funds are earmarked accordingly for works
at panchayat, block and district levels.

Administrative secretaries concerned were directed to
sensitise their offices at lower levels to involve panchayats
in the formulation of next financial year`s Annual Plan
(2012-2013), officials said.

The chief minister asked the district development
commissioners to monitor and ascertain the status of
devolution of powers to the panchayats.

He took stock of the implementation of the government
order regarding transfer of services from 14 state departments
to panchayats at a high-level meeting here.

PTI