The fundamental objective of Back to Village (B2V) is to reach out to the people at grassroots level and to involve them in the mission of equitable development.
This was stated by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar in a media statement here.
“Encouraged by the success of the first and second editions of the programme, the third phase of flagship programme (B2V3) will be held from October 2 to October 12, 2020, under the able leadership of Lieutenant Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha”, the Advisor said.
He added that B2V3 will concentrate on implementation and execution of developmental schemes on the ground as well as strengthening of grievance redressal. “This phase of Back to Village will also look at the various flagship programmes and individual beneficiary oriented schemes and ascertain the impediments and issues which hamper their full implementation”, Advisor Bhatnagar maintained.
The Advisor further stated that the essence of the B2V programme is to highlight the importance of people’s participation, not only as the agent in the execution of the development works but also as the owners of the entire programme.
Talking about pre- back to village programme Jan Abhiyan, Advisor Bhatnagar said that before the actual start of third phase of B2V, three-week Pre-Back to Village Jan Abhiyan has started from September 10 to October 1st, 2020 focusing on redressal of public grievances (Jan Sunvaiyee), public service delivery (Adhikar Abhiyan) and delivery of development at Gram Panchayat level (Unat Gram Abhiyan).
The Advisor further stated that the coming days will bring progress and prosperity for entire Jammu and Kashmir and this programme of bringing administrative machinery to every doorstep will help in delivering development better and faster.
Advisor Bhatnagar urged people to participate in this Jan Abhiyan with zeal and zest and be part of this Mission of Development.
Similarly, Advisor to Lt Governor, KK Sharma also said that the third phase of the Back to Village (B2V) programme would be an opportunity to the people living in rural and far flung areas to ensure holistic and need based development of their areas and government led by Lieutenant Governor is laying special focus on third phase of Back to Village programme beginning on 2nd of October 2020 for a period of 10 days.
The Advisor asserted in a statement to the media here today regarding B2V3 here today.
The Advisor said that the third phase would be preceded by 21 days Jan Abhiyan starting from 10th September which would give people an opportunity to highlight their needs and demands besides ensuring redressal of the long pending grievances. He said that the Abhiyan would also focus on providing awareness to public about various schemes and their rights besides also ensuring benefits of different initiatives and scholarships to the students.
The Advisor stated that phase 2 was launched as a follow up to evaluate the works done by various departments after completion of Ist phase. He said that in Phase 3 of the same programme,through direct interaction with people their demands shall be ascertained by the designated officers who shall be staying in the village for 3 days and 2 nights.
He said that they would also be getting the requisite feedback about the status of implementation of various programs on the ground level as well so that they are fast paced and speeded up. “These would also serve as interactive sessions and also speed up the development besides getting the information about various programs at the ground level”, he added.
He appealed to the people to take full advantage of the initiative, maintaining that this exercise of administration, wherein governance is taken to the doorsteps of people at grass root level, is the beauty of this programme.
He said that there would be also a Block Divas at the block level every Wednesday in which the Deputy Commissioner of that particular district and Divisional Commissioner would also be visiting the blocks. Thereby giving the people an opportunity of getting their grievances redressed within the shortest possible time.
“The phase would catalyze development of Jammu and Kashmir and would serve as an eye opener as to how the pace of developmental initiatives can be percolated to the grass root levels”, Advisor maintained.