Bottom-up planning process starts in Udhampur

District Administration Udhampur today organized a discussion session regarding 2021-22 District Development plan formulation and implementation   with BDCs and DDCs, here at Conference Hall DC Office Complex Office.
The discussion session was held among DDC Chairperson, Lal Chand, DDC Vice Chairperson, Juhi Manhas, District Development Commissioner,  Indu Kanwal Chib, BDCs, DDCs and other district Officers of different departments besides PRIs.
At the outset, Chief Planning Officer, Rajeev Bhushan gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation on the Formulation of District Development Plan for the current year.
“The establishment of three tier Panchayat  Raj System with the formation of  District Development Councils, Block Development Councils and Panchayats   calls for democratic decentralization by their involvement  in the formulation and implementation of the District Plan. To strengthen grassroots democracy requires participatory planning by involvement of all stakeholders in identification of key areas of development the role of PRIs is pivotal” he said.
The participants were informed that the major components of District Capex are UT component/ Regular Schemes, Negotiated Loan, Central Share for CSS and State Share for CSS. He added that more than 90% contribution of District Capex is from CSS viz. NRLM, MGNREGA, PMAY, AIBP (PMKSY), SMARGA, MDM, JJM, PMGSY. He said that the District Development Plans will comprise of Block Dev. Plan which will cater to the list of issues that are required to be addressed at Block Level. The planning at Block Level will ensure that issues between different Panchayats are addressed where it involves more than one Panchayat. District Development at the grass root level i.e. Panchayat Development Plan will be formulated involving Gram Sabhas.
This exercise will be bottoms up planning process based on ceilings. The plan to be formulated in a period of 20 days shall comprise of panchayat plan block plan and district plan.
The DDC Chairperson appreciated the efforts of District Administration for holding such a valuable interaction programme for the Council  representatives. He said that such programmes go a long way for effective formulation of District plan which would definitely percolate benefits to grassroots level.
The DC said that timely formulation of the development plan will help a lot to take up the works in time and utilization of budgetary provision.
“ There is need to keep the key area in mind while formulating the plans so that larger population can be benefited and demands of back to village , block diwas and IGRAMS be covered so as to meet public aspirations” the DC said.
Special funds for Panchayats, BDCs and DDCs have been Provisioned in district ceilings so that maximum outcome is achieved through Participatory planning, she added.

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