In Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, about 50 Sarpanchs and Panchs have resigned collectively. There has been a stir in the administration since his resignation.
Banihal, Jammu: In Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, about 50 Sarpanchs and Panchs have resigned collectively. These Panches were angry with the government’s non-involvement in many schemes and unnecessary interference by the officers.
More than 50 panches resigned
According to sources, about 50 Sarpanchs and Panchs of Banihal and Ramsu blocks held an emergency meeting on Friday. After this, meeting the presidents of the Block Development Council submitted his resignation. Sarpanch Ghulam Rasool Mattoo, Tanveer Ahmed Katoch and Mohammad Rafiq Khan alleged that the promises made by the government to them are still hanging on paper.
Officers accused of not cooperating
He alleged that the administrative machinery was ignoring him and unnecessarily interfering in the development works of the village. The promise of giving share to Gram Sabhas in government schemes is proving to be a cruel joke. The Panchs said that the ministers of the central government come to the state to visit, but the local officers do not allow the local representatives to meet them. A group of selected people is made and introduced to them. Due to this the Panchayati Raj system is not being successful.
Officers engaged in persuading the Panch-Sarpanches
The resignation of such a large number of Sarpanch caused a stir in the administration. Ashok Singh, District Panchayat Officer of Ramban district held a meeting with the protesting Panchs and requested them to withdraw their resignations. He has assured that all their complaints will be resolved soon.
PDP satirized the central government
After the resignation of Panch-Sarpanch in Ramban district, PDP has targeted the central government. PDP spokesperson Mohit Bhan wrote, ’55 panches and sarpanches have collectively resigned. The imaginary general condition and the pomp that was being demonstrated has been exposed. The government could neither keep these public representatives safe nor could they empower them for public welfare.
Also read- The killing of Hindus selectively in Kashmir, atrocities on the lines of Kabul!
Mohin Bhan said, “The claim of the government to take democracy to the grassroots level has been exposed by these mass resignations. Panchs and Sarpanches were ignored during the recent visits of Union Ministers. The administration continues to treat them like an object of decoration.