'Punishment essential for erring officials'
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Nov 22: Reiterating government’s policy to penalize erring officials, indulging in misappropriation or violating the instructions, the Minister for R&B, G M Saroori exhorted upon engineers to strictly adhere to the government orders.
Replying to a media report regarding withdrawal of Rs 16 lakh by an engineer, Saroori while addressing the journalists said that no clemency would be given to officers violating Government instructions and orders. “I have ordered withdrawing of drawing and disbursing powers of the concerned engineers,” he said adding the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu had been asked to get the matter inquired.
He asked instructed engineers to make payment to the contractors through payees account cheques only and warned that violators would face the consequences.
Saroori said the Centre had sanctioned 284 schemes for Jammu and 210 for Kashmir, which would give road connectivity to 378 habitations in Jammu and 206 habitations in Kashmir divisions. He said this was for the first time that Centre approved a huge amount of Rs 1463.20 crore projected for the State in 7th phase of PMGSY.
He said, apart from connecting inaccessible areas, a plan was underway to construct tunnels at Sudh Maha Dev, Razdan Pass, Simthan Vailoo, Zojala Pass to keep Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh regions connected round the year.
He said a plan had been formulated for finalizing the project within 30-days for conducting joint survey by Revenue, R&B and Forest officials, getting forest clearance, shifting of utilities, issuing and settling of tenders. He said for land compensation, a sizeable amount had been kept at the disposal of District Development Commissioners.
He asked engineers to ensure time bound completion of the projects adding those fail to meet the deadline would be black listed.
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