What are you doing? Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on Sunday held a high-level meeting of senior officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Government to review preparations for the ‘Fifth Phase of Return to Village Programme’ (B2V5), the government’s flagship public outreach, engagement and feedback programme. presided over the meeting.
“B2V5 will be conducted from November 7 to November 16. During the programme, Prabhari Officers will visit the respective panchayats, interact with the public and review the outputs of the previous and current year, preparing next year’s Gram Panchayat Development Program with special focus on e.g. -improving the dissemination of services, user experience for greater accessibility and use by citizens, as well as providing feedback on various significant achievements of nationally recognized Ministries,” reads a DIPR statement published in the media.
The Chief Secretary observed that previous editions of B2V had helped the Government in aggregating the needs of villages, prioritizing works of public importance and spreading awareness about various services and initiatives of the Government as well as ensuring last mile delivery of various Government services. . “They also helped identify beneficiaries (especially youth and women) who would benefit from skill development and self-employment programmes. “By cooperating with banks, a significant number of unemployed young people were provided with self-employment opportunities.”
Dr Mehta emphasized that this issue of B2V will focus on saturation of self-employment schemes, progress in implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, saturation of welfare schemes including old age pension scheme, sports, culture, progress in achievement of outcomes, among others. Availability of electricity in villages along with other parameters on which a booklet was distributed to Prabhari Officers. All data will be collected digitally and analyzed for consequential action at relevant levels of Government.
It was informed that the Rural Development Department will provide necessary training to Prabhari Officers who will undertake this program for the first time. Additionally, Deputy Commissioners will phase out B2V in their areas in line with their operational needs.
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