Maintain records or face action: Sagar to officers
Srinagar, Sep 10: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law Justice and parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar today inspected various Block Development Offices in the Valley and said that strict action would be taken against the officers, who did not maintain up-to-date records of the works undertaken and completed.
During the tour, the Minister visited Narbal and Singhpora, Pattan blocks to take first hand information about the status of implementation of various schemes and their implementation.
Sagar while inspecting the records and inventories of the blocks said that officers should ensure that latest information about the utilization of funds and status of the works undertaken be maintained.
The Minister also inspected the status of the funds utilized under MG NREGA, SGSY, IAY and other related schemes. He said strict action would be also taken against those found guilty of misusing the funds maintaining adding transparency and accountability had to be ensured at all the levels so that people feel the governance at the ground level.
While interacting with the locals, the Minister assured them that the government would ensure that the welfare schemes would be implemented in such a manner so that the benefit of these is extended to the maximum to the beneficiaries. He said the schemes of Rural Development department like MGNREGA, IAY and SGSY had been instrumental in changing the socio-economic fabric of the people living in rural and far-flung areas of the State and maintained that an amount of Rs 1426 crore had been approved under MG NREGA for the State. Out of which, Rs 111 crore and Rs 53 crore have been earmarked for district Baramulla and Budgam respectively.
The Minister also interacted with the Sarpanchs and Panchs of these areas and asked them to play a pro-active role in implementation of the different schemes maintaining that by doing so they would be ensuring the proper vigil besides giving the requisite feedback about the same. He said by virtue of Panchayati elections the empowerment of the masses had taken place which would strengthen the democratic form of governance and also ensure the proper decentralization of the powers.
While responding to the demands of the people, the Minister said necessary action would be initiated on these within shortest and possible time so that these are redressed properly and in a coordinated manner.
Taking cognizance of the complaints of the locals at different places, Sagar directed for strict disciplinary action against the officers who will be found guilty after a proper investigation.
Sagar also directed for strict disciplinary action against the officials, who were found absent in the blocks.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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