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Omar seeks help from panchayats in governance

Last Updated: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 20:08

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah Monday sought cooperation from the newly elected panchayat members to ensure good governance in the state.

"The establishment of this system is answer to so many
questions relating to the development and social fronts," the
chief minister said.
Speaking to sarpanches and panches of Uri and Rafiabad
Assembly constituencies at two functions, Omar said they
should be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of serving
on various fronts.

"In addition of your involvement in various activities
related to rural development sector, your role in the launch
and monitoring of schemes in other public service sectors will
also be sought to give good governance to the people," he
The election of a large number of women members in the
recently concluded panchayat polls would open new vistas for
their participation in the socio-economic development, the
chief minister said.

"The success of panchayat raj lies in the hands of
sarpanches and panches. If reach out to people honestly and
effectively, the system will flourish and strengthen the
democracy in the state," he added.


First Published: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 20:08

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