J&K Govt’s ‘Back To Village’ Programme Enters 4th Edition

| Updated: 29 October, 2022 2:21 pm IST

The Jammu and Kashmir government launched the fourth edition of ‘Back to Village programme – B2V4’ on October 27, 2022. It is an initiative aiming to bridge the communication gap between the administration and citizens.

The principal objective of this programme is to strengthen the newly constituted Panchayats. Led by the District Commissioners, over 25,000 government employees at all levels will participate including 4,500 gazetted officers who will directly be deployed to the Panchayats.

The administration hopes to reach the doorsteps of citizens to register their grievances and address them promptly.

This phase of the B2V4 programme scheduled to run till November 3, 2022 will focus on youth, skills and self employment, good Governance and strengthening Panchayati Raj at grassroot level.

A bottom-up approach, the ‘B2V4 programme’ hopes to build trust and strengthen the ties between the people and administration.

The government has set an ambitious target for this year with over 2 lakh certificates to be issued, and 65,000 self employment cases to be taken up by the government. A huge number of 1 lakh youths will be identified for skill training. The administration has tied up with J&K Bank to deliver credit linked schemes.

Moreover, IT-based Common Service Centers (CSCs) will be set up, demonstrations and training camps will be organized to help citizens access 225 online services including 70 G2C services.

To deliberate on supply of safe drinking water to remote areas, 4200 Paani Samitis have been instituted and over 10 lakh land passbooks will be issued to eligible farmers.

To encourage sports among youth, the government aims to build at least one playfield in every Panchayat. Special camps will provide support to the specially abled and the quality of delivery of public services will be examined in the delivery process for easy delivery of services.

The best performing districts and officers shall receive recognition and awards on the occasion of Republic Day.

The visiting officers shall be designated as Panchayat Prabharis who will act as mentor officers for the Panchayats.

The ‘Back to Village’ is entering its fourth edition after its first launch in June, 2019.

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