G A Qureshi delivers lecture at CUK

Ganderbal: Mr. G A Qureshi, former Director General, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, delivered a special lecture on “Panchayati Raj and Local Area Development in J&K” in the Department of Economics, here on Monday.
At the outset Prof. G. M. Bhat, Head Department of Economics, welcomed the guest and thanked him for delivering the lecturer.
G. A Qureshi deliberated on the historical background of Panchayati Raj System in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the Panchayati Raj System in J&K was introduced by the then Maharaja in 1935 and the government has taken many steps to strengthen it.
He further explained the composition, powers and functions of various levels of Panchayati Raj institutions in J&K. He also stressed upon strengthening the Panchayati Raj Institutions for a holistic development of the UT of J&K. The speaker also explained the structure, composition, and importance of the newly introduced District Development Councils in the UT. The lecture ended with a vote of thanks by Tasleem Araf Cash, Assistant Professor.

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