Bhopal, February 23, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): At its 8th State Level Conference, Panchayat Service Officers-Employees Federation felicitated Panchayats & Rural Development Minister Mr. Gopal Bhargava here today. Mr. Bhargava garlanded a photograph of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay. Federation’s State President Mr. R.P. Shukla presented bouquet, shawl and coconut to Mr. Bhargava. The Minister released Federation’s souvenir ‘Vikas Visheshank’. He also administered oath to newly appointed representatives of the Federation. Mr. Bhargava presented mementoes to departmental officers and employees for excellence in Swachchhta Abhiyan.
Mr. Bhargava lavished praise on all officers and employees for reaching benefits of departmental welfare schemes to the masses and discharging their duties with honesty and dedication. He said that Panchayat Department has benefited common people everywhere including remote, tribal and rural areas. The Minister described Panchayat Raj as the axis of country’s democratic set-up. Federation presented a memorandum to the Minister. Mr. Gopal Bhargava said that several demands have been fulfilled. Orders in this regard will be issued soon. He assured to fulfill remaining demands within a month after constitution of a committee.