At the behest of the central government, the J & K administration has started a number of Public outreach programmes in order to listen to the people.
Public Darbars are held by the senior officers while the Public outreach programmes like Back to Village for the rural population and My Town My Pride programme for the urban people.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha chaired a Review Meeting of an ongoing Public outreach programme in urban local bodies, My Town My Pride.
My Town, My Pride, aims to deliver public services at doorsteps, build developmental initiatives on the feedback, cooperation and participation from people and strengthen strong and vibrant local self-governance.
He emphasized that Jan-Bhagidari is the key pillar of development and essential for economic and cultural rejuvenation of the cities.
Urban population is growing at a rapid pace and there is a need for smart and sustainable solutions to urban challenges. The officers involved in Jan Abhiyan must involve people in various initiatives like decongestion, rejuvenation and beautification of the cities. Together, with active participation of the public, we can transform cities into vibrant urban economic centres.
‘My Town My Pride’ has 7 action plans – City Resource Mobilization/Finance Plan, City Livelihood Plan, City Smart Vending Plan, Green City Plan, City Tourism & Culture Plan, City Beautiful Plan, Plan for Encroachment Free City, for all 78 Urban Local Bodies.