Involvement of masses in decision making important for good governance: Registrar CUK
Srinagar, Dec 24: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Registrar, Prof. Muhammad Afzal Zargar today said the involvement of masses in decision making was imperative for Good Governance in the Country.
“The people should be made part of the decision making and the Government functionaries should receive feedback from the society regarding the programmes and schemes launched and on the matters concerning the citizens,” Prof. Zargar said while inaugurating the “Good Governance Day Celebrations” organized by the Directorate of Students Welfare (DSW) at Sonwar Transit campus of the University here. The DSW had organized a Seminar and Oratory competition on “Role of Innovation and Technology in Promoting Good Governance” on the eve of the birthday of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.
He said the use of Information Technology, particularly the social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have the capacity to promote the Good Governance. Prof. Zargar said the youth should actively participate in realizing the dream of Good Governance by using the Acts like RTI and Aadhar cards other services offered by the Government to bring transparency in the functioning of departments at various levels.
Dean School of Languages, Prof. Muhammad Aslam, Head Department of Tourism Studies, Prof. S Fayyaz, Coordinator Department of IT, Prof. Prof. A M Wani, Department of Convergent Journalism, Coordinator, Mr. Asif Khan, Controller of Examinations/ I/c Finance Officer, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Gilkar, DSW Officer, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka, Department of Management Studies, Associate Professor, Dr. Farooq Ahmad and other faculty, administrative staff and students were present on the occasion.
Varsity’s officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-uddin who could not attend the seminar, conveyed his best wishes for the success of the event and monitored the progress of the event on phone.
Dean School of Languages, Prof. Muhammad Aslam, while presiding over the function said that innovations in teaching and learning will play a greater role in the development of professional and personal skills of individuals. “We have to make innovation accessible to wider audience so that they can reap its benefits,” Prof. Aslam said. He cited several examples with respect to the peoples’ participation in Good Governance in different countries across the globe.
Controller of Examinations/ I/c Finance Officer, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Gilkar, while presenting the vote of thanks said the ideas generated during the Seminar could help the government in framing the policies which would promote Good Governance.
DSW Officer, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka who coordinated the programme also deliberated upon the theme threadbare.
Ms. Saba Maqbool of the Department of Economics bagged the first prize while as Mr. Sharoz Khan of the Department of Management Studies and Ms. Riffat Mohi-ud-Din of the Department of Convergent journalism bagged the second and third prize respectively in the Oratory competition.