Jalandhar Local Govt Region leads in ODF under SBM project
All MCs and Nagar Panchayats get ODF tag by Quality Council
By Amrit Pal Singh Brar
Jalandhar, 10 August, 2018: The Jalandhar region led by Barjinder Singh PCS Deputy Director of Local Government Punjab has topped in the state by achieving the status of open defection free in all the 31 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats by the team of Quality Council of India.
Commenting on achieving this milestone, Barjinder Singh Regional Deputy Director (DDL) Jalandhar told babushahi that four districts namely Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar & Hoshiarpur falls under the Jalandhar region of Local Government.
He disclosed that total 31 Municipal Council/Nagar Panchayat falls under these four districts and all has been declared open Defection free by the team of Quality Council of India of Government of India.“It has become a people’s movement and government officials and representatives of various institutions have worked as a team and contributed towards this milestone” added Barjinder Singh.
Ajoy Sharma IAS, Secretary, Local Government, Punjab has appreciated the determined efforts of all the staff, Joint Deputy Director Paramjit Singh, Supdt Manjit Kaur and all the Executive Officers of the region. “It is the result of the hard work of our SBM team, he said.
It is noteworthy here that Jalandhar region's 13 Municipals Councils have been placed in first 100 among North India under Swachh Sarwekhan 2018.
Barjinder Singh Deputy Director, Local Government said “Now we are launching a campaign to become the garbage free region and all the officers & officials have been directed to work dedicatedly & leave no stone unturned to take a position in star rating 2019”.