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Kerala PRI delegation interact with PRIs, RDD officers of Bla

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BARAMULLA: A delegation of PRIs from Kerala on Saturday paid a visit to the Tangmarg area of Baramulla district and interacted with the local PRI members.

The PRI members of Kerala are on a visit to the district to get first-hand appraisal about the functioning of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) and the implementation of 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act on ground.

This is the first of its kind event conducted in the district wherein PRI delegation from outside the UT of Jammu and Kashmir arrived in Baramulla for sharing their experience with the local stakeholders.

On the occasion, the PRIs threadbare discussed the Panchayat Raj system of Baramulla and analysed comparative systems of Panchayati Raj institutions.

The PRI delegation briefed the PRIs of Baramulla regarding the generation of their own resource for vibrantly improving the funds flow and functionaries at each level.

Meanwhile, PRIs of Baramulla thanked the Government for implementation of 73rd amendment in Jammu and Kashmir and devolution of powers including funds, function and functionaries of 29 subjects.

While briefing about the visit, Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Baramulla Yar Ali Khan informed that the tour was conducted with an aim to familiarize both the parties about their respective systematic and institutional framework pertaining to the functioning of Panchayat Raj Institutions.

He added that our local PRI members described the system of local governance and gave a clear sketch through which our Panchayat Raj system works.

The ACD further informed that such initiatives are being taken in order to enthuse vibrancy and further strengthen our Panchayat Raj Institutions by imbibing best and effective practices of such states where PRI system achieved success.

He said that the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj is undertaking an array of initiatives which aims to enhance the quality of services and delivery through a robust and effective grassroots governance system.

Meanwhile, the delegation accompanied by Block Development Officer Tangmarg Mir Jaliel and other functionaries paid a visit to some local developmental works undertaken by the department. They also visited the Amrit Sarovar site being developed by RDD in the area.

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