DDC Members Take Oath Across J&K


‘Election Of DDC Chairman To Be Held Shortly, Notice Being Issued Soon’

Srinagar, Dec 28: The elected members of maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections held were on Monday administered oath by respective district heads across Jammu and Kashmir.

On the occasion, 138 DDC members representing 138 Block Constituencies of 10 districts of the division swore in the name of God and pledged to bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of India and also uphold the Sovereignty of India.

AT SRINAGAR: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, today administered oath to the recently elected members of District Development Council (DDC) of Srinagar, who registered their victory in the first DDC election held in Jammu & Kashmir.

While taking the oath, DDC members swore in the name of God and pledged to bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of India and solemnly uphold Sovereignty of the country.

While talking to the media, Dr Shahid said that with the completion of the oath ceremony of DDC members, the process to implement three tier Panchayati Raj Act has been fully implemented. He said that DDC members will be imparted necessary training about the implementation of rules and regulations besides they will be made aware about the powers delegated to them under the Constitution.

Regarding election of DDC chairman, Dr Shahid Iqbal said that the process for the election of DDC chairman will be held shortly and the notice for the same will be issued soon.

He said the purpose of the decentralization of powers is to bring governance at the doorsteps of people, adding that elected representatives will work on developmental front to facilitate people in resolving various issues of development and progress.

Dr Shahid said that district offices will extend all possible assistance to the Members in addressing the grievances and fulfilling the developmental needs of the people. This, he said, will increase the public participation in decision making regarding all developmental scenario.

Among others, PRI representatives, senior officers of Revenue and other line Departments were present on the occasion.

AT BUDGAM: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza administered oath to newly elected 14 DDC members representing 14 Block Constituencies of Budgam during an impressive function organized at Sheikh Ul Alam Hall here.

AT GANDERBAL: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal administered oath to 14 newly elected District Development Council (DDC) members during a grand swearing-in ceremony at Mini Secretariat here.

AT PULWAMA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer administered oath to recently elected 14 District Development Council (DDC) members at DC office here.

AT ANANTNAG:  Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, K.K.Sidha administered oath to 14 recently elected District Development Council (DDC) members at Town Hall here.

AT BARAMULLA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla Dr. G. N. Itoo administered oath to the recently elected 14 members of District Development Councils of the district at Dak Bungalow here.

AT BANDIPORA: District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad administered oath and affirmation of allegiance to the newly elected 13 members of District Development Council of the district at Conference Hall Mini Secretariat here.

AT KUPWARA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Anshul Garg administered oath to 13 newly elected District Development Council (DDC) members at Town Hall here.

AT SHOPIAN: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, administered oath to 14 recently elected District Development Council (DDC) members at District Administrative Complex here.

AT KULGAM:  Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat administered oath to the newly elected 14 District Development Council (DDC) members representing 14 DDC constituencies at Conference Hall Mini-Secretariat here. Similarly, DDC members took oath in Jammu region.   (GNS)



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