The focus of the J&K administration is on village development and they are keen to develop them as model units.
For the overall development of villages Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir recently said that in order to strengthen village institutions of Numberdar/Chowkidarfor better coordination on ground, the administration should work to achieve this goal.
He directed for ending offline mode and making every service online soon.
He emphasised upon them the need for strengthening of traditional and vital village institutions of Numberdar and Chowkidar throughout J&K.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary, Revenue; Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and many other concerned officers.
Some of the officers participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
He maintained that the positions of Numberdar and Chowkidar are very significant in terms of better coordination at grassroots level and can’t be kept vacant at the peril of common masses. He termed them as a link between the people and administration therefore the instruments of empowering rural population.
He directed the district administration to fill all the vacant positions of Numberdars and Chowkidars before the 26th of this month. He also told them to identify those whose performance is not up to mark and replace them with young and enthusiastic persons as per the relevant rules and acts.