NABCOM monitoring state projects: Omar
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Jammu, Mar 14: Underscoring the importance of proper monitoring to ensure physical targets as per financial allocations, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Sunday said that for the first time an external third party monitoring mechanism has been put in place in the state to monitor the development works.
“Some 500 projects are being monitored through NABCOM in the state to ascertain their physical and financial status,” Chief Minister said, while chairing meetings of District Development Boards of Doda and Kishtwar held separately here.
“We want to ensure the judicious spending of funds to create dependable public service infrastructure in consonance with the Plan allocations, as such, monitoring at various levels is imperative to achieve this goal,” he added.
Omar said that the challenge before administration was to spend the huge funds earmarked for the current financial year in the shortest span of time. “I am happy that the district administration has been able to accomplish this stupendous task”, he said.
The Chief Minister said that while consolidation in all the important sectors had been flagged as the important aspect of the current development strategy, the need based expansion wherever required would be taken care of. He directed the district administrations to identify the areas especially in education and health sector where the expansion was required for various reasons.
Urging the officers to desist from making any liability under any circumstances in future, Omar asserted that his government would not allow creation of liabilities at all. “Every new work should be started under the prescribed procedure and approval”, he said adding that the government would try to liquidate all the liabilities created during the past.
The Chief Minister asked the District Development Commissioners to send a summary of the liabilities with the certificates that the works created do exists on ground, the amount spend is correct, the amount has not been booked under any other head and the circumstances leading to cause the liability.
The Chief Minister said that he is going to take final appraisal of the unspent funds in the next week so that its utilization is worked out accordingly. “I have directed the District Development Commissioners to submit a clear report about the same to the Planning Department”, he said adding that he had also asked the DDCs to utilize the available amount wherever possible for acquisition of land for the roads to be constructed under NABARD. “We want to upgrade and improve the LT, HT power transmission system in the state by allotting the unspent funds to the sector”, he added.
Omar also directed improvement of HT and LT system at Dachin and Inderwal in Kishtwar district. He also directed the DC to project the demand of upgradation of basic facilities wherever needed. He said though the government presently is doing the consolidation of these facilities such demands would be looked into in view of the tough terrain of the district. He asked DCs to give lands acquisition for road connectivity a thrust and settle the cases at the earliest to let the work start on these roads.
Giving details of the physical and financial achievements registered in the district Doda, the DDC, Sharief-ud-Din in the powerpoint presentation stated that the district has achieved 89.02 percent expenditure by the end of February 2010 under the current District Plan allocations.
He said the achievement in R&B sector is 92.68 per cent while as it is 94 per cent in health and 90 per cent in PHE sectors. The financial achievement in PDD has been 99 percent and that of minor irrigation sector 95 percent.
He said in the rural development sector the achievement has been 92.73 percent and amore than 1920 works have been completed under this sector by the end of February 2010. As many as 1372872 days wage employment has been created in the same period to 34546 job card holders of the district. Under IAY, 452 houseless families have been provided assistance.
The District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Guldev Raj Bhagat in his presentation stated that the expenditure in the district has been of the order of 82.26 percent by end of February 2010.
He said that for the construction of 55 link roads and 7 bridges an amount of Rs.166.00 lakh have been spend under district sector while as Rs.472 lakh stand utilized under NABARD and Rs.1366.53 lakh have been spend under State Plan (Projectization) and Rs. 155 lakh under State Plan.
Under the Health sector Rs.31.75 lakh has been utilized, the expenditure in health sector has been of the order of Rs.157.68 lakh and the expenditure of Rs.1165.64 lakh has been achieved in the education sector. The expenditure in PHE has been to the tune of Rs.110.59 lakh and under NREGA 33470 job cards have been issued.
On the request of various Legislators, the Chief Minister announced attional Rs. 4 crore for various sectors for the district Doda besides, Rs.5.98 crore for Bhaderwah-Chamba Road.
The meetings were attended by the Chairmen, District Development Boards of Doda and Kishtwar, Sham Lal Sharma and Abdul Gani Malik, Ministers, G M Saroori, Dr. Manohar Lal, Advisors to the Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul and Devender Singh Rana, Vice Chairman, Kissan Board, Rachpaul Singh, Vice Chairman, Pahari Development Board, M A Bukhari, Legislators, Muhammad Sharief Niaz, Abdul Majid Wani, Ashok Kumar Bhagat, Khalid Najeeb Soharwardy, Naresh Kumar, Sajjad Kichloo, Asgar Ali, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Commissioner/Secretary, Planning and Development, B B Vyas, various administrative secretaries and heads of the departments.
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