Events and Tours

In order to review the progress achieved in different sectors / flagship schemes under implementation in District Kupwara, Director Rural Development Kashmir toured various blocks of district Kupwara on 03/04/2019 which include Block Natnussa, Drugmulla, Trehgam and ACD Office. Besides, inspecting various works of these blocks the DRDK took review meetings in these blocks wherein besides ACD Kupwara the concerned Block Development Officers along-with field functionaries attended the said meetings.
       During the field visit, Director had also interaction with various delegations including Sarpanches / Panchesand the job card holders under MGNREGA of various blocks of the district. The delegations put various public demands / grievances before the Director, some of them were disposed of on spot,besides, some of the grievances were endorsed to ACD for their timely redressal. Further, the demand regarding release of pending funds under MGNREGA put-forth by delegation were apprised that the payment will be released as soon as the funds are released.
      The Director gave on-spot directions for uploading the pending work done claims on NREGASoft and stressed the officers to play pro-active role in the execution of various works at the ground level in a transparent manner.

     Rural Development Department Kashmir is imparting Training for the newly elected Sarpanches belonging to District Srinagar and Ganderbal in the Directorate of Rural Development Kashmir, Srinagar w.e.f. 15-01-2019 to 24-01-2019 in two batches of four days each (from 15-01-2019 to 18-01-2019 and from 21-01-2019 to 24-01-2019). The Director Rural Development Kashmir and the District Development Commissioner Srinagar inaugurated the function in presence of Joint Director Rural Development, District Panchayat Officer Ganderbal / Srinagar and Master Trainer Mr. Brajesh Nath Tiwari, Sr faculty DPRC (UP) from GOI. The newly elected Sarpanches took oath in presence of District Development Commissioner, Srinagar and Director Rural Development Kashmir. The District Development Commissioner Srinagar and Director Rural Development Kashmir congratulated the newly elected Sarpanches for being elected in their respective halqas and an opportunity has come in their hands to serve their people at gross root level. The brief introduction regarding the programmes being implemented in the Panchayats and the role of the PRI in implementing various schemes was also discussed. In the four days training programme, the elected Sarpanchs are being educated about the Panchayat Raj Act / Rules and functioning of the Panchayat bodies. They are also being educated about various schemes / programmes which are being implemented in the various departments at Panchayat / Block Level.






     The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik and Director Rural Development Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar reviewed the functioning of Rural Development Department (RDD), Anantnag in a meeting with BDOs of the district Anantnag to review the developmental scenario and implementation of various schemes of the department.
     The BDOs were directed to start works under 14th FC, SDRF & MGNREGA in convergence mode at an earliest. They were also instructed to redress the public grievances with utmost priority. With regard to Khelo India Programme, it was given out that 36 playfields have been identified for repairs and renovation purpose, out of which repairs of 12 playfields have been identified. The officials directed for identifying more places for playfields for which funds will be provided to engage the youth in different sports activities. The BDOs were directed to prioritize the identification of more and more playfields in different areas of the district.
     The meeting was also attended by ACD, Anantnag, DPO, Anantnag & all the BDOs of the district.




     A meeting to discuss / finalize Convergence Plan for the year 2018-19 under MGNREGA was held under the chairpersonship of Secretary to Government, Department of Rural Devleopment and Panchayati Raj J&K on 1st September 2018 in the Meeting Hall of this Directorate.
     The meeting was attended by the Director Rural Development Kashmir, Director Rural Sanitation J&K, Chief Executive Officer, IWMP J&K and the Project Officers Wage Employment (ACDS) of Kashmir Division. The Secretary directed all the ACDs to re-visit the Convergence Plan and resubmit the plan by or before 07/09/2018 duly authenticated by the concerned District Development Commissioner.

     The Review Meeting under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj J&K, was held in the Meeting Hall of this Directorate on 05/07/2018. The Meeting was attended by the Project Officers Wage Employment (ACDs), Executive Engineers (REW) and District Panchayat Officers.
     All the Schemes that are being implemented by this Department were discussed in detail and the issues regarding the schemes were also discussed. The preparations regarding Panchayat Election were also discussed and all the District Panchayat Officers were directed to be ready for Panchayat Elections.

     The Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC-II) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council reviewed the functioning of Rural Development Department (RDD) in the meeting Hall of Directorate of Rural Development Department Lal-Mandi Srinagar on 24-05-2018 under the Chairmanship of MLC, Naresh Kumar Gupta. The meeting was attended by Secretary to Government, RDD Sheetal Nanda, Additional Secretary RDD, Rakesh Badyal, Joint Director Planning, S. Shabir Sofi, committee members, ADCs, DPOs and other officers of RDD.
     Secretary RDD briefed the Committee about the functioning of department and replied to the queries raised by the Members. In the meeting, the Committee had detailed discussion on the issues related to the budget allotment, with expenditure under different state and central schemes including MGNREGA, PMAY, Swach Bharat Mission and Integrated Watershed Management Programme(IWMP).
     The committee was informed that under Swach Bharat Mission program 80 percent target of Open Defecation Free(ODF) was achieved and 100 percent funds are utilized. Committee was also informed that 5 districts in Kashmir and Ladakh region are declared ODF.
     Showing satisfaction on the achievements under MGNREGA, the committee directed the officials to follow proper procurement of material as per protocol and asked for details of material procurement presently and previously and fund utilization at block level in the next meeting.

      The training programme on implementaion of Software for Estimate Calcuation using Rural Rates for Employment (SECURE) under MGNREGA was conducted by the Administrative Department in this office on 24-05-2018. All the Technical Staff from District Budgam were called to this Directorate to attend the said training programme. The Training was imparted by the State Nodal Officer for SECURE.
      SECURE for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is customized software of PRICE (Project Information and Cost Estimation), which is a total solution for estimate preparation and online approval. The scope of the estimate preparing module is to develop a work flow based web application comprising of estimate preparation, generate AS & TS slip for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA works.

Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (J&K), Jenab Abdul Rehman Veeri  chaired an introductory cum review meeting with the officers of Kashmir division at SKICC after assuming the charge of the Rural Development department, on 10th May 2018.
     During the meeting, the Minister was briefed about the progress on various programmes and schemes including MGNREGA, Swachh Bharat Mission - Gramin (SBM-G), Pradham Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-), Integrated Water Management Programme (IWMP), Himayat being implemented in the state by the department.
       Detailed discussions were held on MGNREGA programme and its progress in the Kashmir division. The Minister was informed about the total mandays and employment generated by the department for the job card holders. It was given out in the meeting that the wage payments are now being disbursed online through e-FMS to the bank account of the beneficiaries.
      The meeting was informed that the department has also taken some good governance initiatives for effective implementation of MGNREGA in the state including maintenance of 7 Register, information of citizen information board, implementation of unique job cards and work file as per MoRD, GoI.
      The Minister directed the BDOs to ensure that 100 % job cards are distributed to the workers by May 31 and also to maintain 7 Registers in their offices. He also asked for expediting the process of seeding Aadhar of workers in MGNREGA database so that amount goes to the bank account of actual beneficiary.

     In order to discuss the priorities for 2018-19 and Framework for State Presentation and Plan which is scheduled on 20th March 2018 in the MoRD, GOI. The Director Rural Development Department Kashmir convened a meeting of all ACDs to discuss the action plans in threadbare. District-wise presentations were displayed and instructions stands issued for their rectification and up-dation.

     Director, Rural Development Kashmir along-with team of officers took review of progress achieved  under various flagship programmes under implementation in district Kupwara on 21st February 2018.


     To ascertain the progress made on Chief Commitment issued during Public Darbars held in various districts of J&K a follow-up meeting of 08-01-2018 was held today on 10-02-2018 in the meeting hall of this Directorate. All Assistant Executive Engineers / Assistant Engineers along-with Junior Engineers who are assigned with the works under Chief Minister Commitment were called in the said meeting. The meeting started with power point presentation (district-wise) which depicted ground position of each and every work and each commitment  was discussed threadbare.
     At the outset of the meeting, Director, RDD Kashmir stressed upon all the engineers to ensure timely completion of the works directed by Hon`ble Chief Minister, during her outreach programme and also stressed the need for obtaining feedback from the public regarding the works being done. The Director gave on-spot directions on each work and stressed the officers to play pro-active role in the execution of these works at the ground level.

     Director Rural Development Kashmir, on 7th February 2018 along-with team of officers inspected various works presently under progress in District Bandipora under Chief Ministers Commitment in District Bandipora.

     Connecting Bangi Nowgam with Ashajipora-Mirbazar road was the commitment made by the former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the Department has completed it in a record time of 13 working months, The Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq inaugurated a steel girder bridge at Bangi Nowgam in Anantnag.
     On the occasion, DDC Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik, Director Rural Development Gazanfar Ali, SSP Anantnag Altaf Ahmad Khan, besides, the ACD, BDOs, engineers of RDD and others were present.
     The 1x40m span bridge has been constructed by the Rural Development Department at an estimated cost of Rs: 2.41 crore. It is the first bridge of 40 metres span constructed by the Department in the district. People, present on the occasion, thanked the Department and the Minister for providing the connectivity to the area in a record time.