Jammu: Stating that the common public and elected representatives must work in synergy and focus on resource generation, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that the elections for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) would be held after the completion of delimitation exercise of wards and reservation of wards for Other Backward Classes.
“The elections for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) would be held after the completion of delimitation exercise of wards and reservation of wards for Other Backward Classes,” Sinha said while attending the felicitation ceremony of the Councillors of Jammu Municipal Corporation, whose tenure ended today.
The Lieutenant Governor commended all the councillors for selflessly serving people, fighting Covid pandemic and ensuring municipal services in respective areas.
“Despite delayed implementation of 73rd and 74th amendments in J&K, under the guidance of the PM, UT Administration has ensured basic principles of decentralization of decision making and development by transferring more departments and works to elected representatives after August 2019,” he added.
He said that under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, ULBs of J&K are provided with greater financial resources for strong and accountable self-government and to ensure holistic ecosystem for last-mile access to services.
“The Municipal Corporation is a symbol of the aspirations of the citizens in the 21st century,” said Sinha adding that urban governance inculcates spirit of cooperation among the citizens with the ultimate aim of bringing transformation in urban development paradigm to fulfil people’s aspiration.