The Minister was addressing a high level meeting regarding the holding of Panchayati elections in the State. It was attended by the Minister of State for Rural Development, Ajaz Ahmad Khan, Principal Secretary, Home, B. R. Sharma, Director General Police, Kuldeep Khoda, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Hussain Samoon, Secretary Rural Development, Yahdullah and Directors Rural Development,
The Minister directed the officers to give a wide publicity about the utility of holding and putting in place Panchayats across the State. He asked them to involve different organs of media so as to create awareness among masses regarding the same. “We have to ensure that the elections to the Panchayats are held in a smooth and transparent manner, so as to empower the people at the gross root level”, he maintained.
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The meeting was told that the draft publication of the electoral rolls has already been published and objections if any have been invited. Additions, deletions and the necessary corrections are under progress.
The meeting also discussed the availability of having the necessary and the requisite manpower for the election duty so as to ensure a smooth electoral process.