Bandipora, April 22: Senior PDP leader Nizamuddin Bhat has demanded complete transparency in the execution of poverty alleviation schemes in rural and urban areas.
In a statement issued to FAST KASHMIR here after visiting several places, Bhat said poor people feel cheated through unilateral pick and choose for the formation of lists for the house- building assistance to houseless and in other development schemes for poor and underdeveloped.
He said there are allegations that many get duped in the process, which need to be ascertained.
Bhat said political interference and alleged corruption makes all schemes meaningless and most of the money for development and assistance goes down the drain.
He appealed Governor to make all ACD’s and Executive officers accountable for transparency and fair distribution of available funds.
He also said that DDC’s should visibly monitor the implementation to ensure proper utilization of money as per specifications and standard procedure.
Bhat said local tax regime operative in Urban areas is another grey area which deserves coverage control and surveillance.
He urged Governor to draw attention towards remote villages of Bandipora like Vawen, Herpora, Laherwalpora, Chichinaar, Dangernaar, Helmatpora, Chak, Chandaji, Malangam, Duban, Reshwari, Yali, Badu Beth, Athwatoo, Panar and Ajas-Bazipora Gujjar Pattis which have so far been denied basic amenities like power, solar, water, health care and connectivity.
He hoped Governor will order an immediate survey of such areas to take poverty alleviation schemes to right beneficiaries and improve the monitoring mechanism.