Chief Secretary Madhav Lal, Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda were among 5 officers of the State, who were conferred with the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence within the Public Administration for successfully conducting Panchayat elections in J&K.
The 2010-11 awards were presented throughout the Civil Services Day perform held here nowadays.
Besides Chief Secretary and DGP, the awards were additionally conferred on Chief Electoral Officer, B R Sharma, Principal Secretary coming up with and Development, B B Vyas and R K Varma, Special Secretary to Chief Secretary.
The first Panchayati Raj elections within the State were held in 2001 following that they were disrupted attributable to the grave law and order scenario within the state.
The State cupboard had in February 2011 determined to carry elections for ‘halqa’ panchayats and to determine Panchayati Raj establishments.
The law and order scenario within the continuing summers of 2008, 2009 and 2010 was grim. However, even in such making an attempt circumstances the elections to panchayats were held successfully in 2011.
The entire polling arrange was ready strategically. each stakeholders were concerned within the entire method of election by giving data of the varied steps, method and code of conduct in an exceedingly clear manner. voters were additionally created awake to the method through mass awareness programmes, in step with the citation of the award.
It said that computerization of electoral rolls, that were ready in Urdu, Hindi and English, in additional than twenty nine,000 polling stations additionally helped within the method.