Omar for e-payment of works


Jammu, Apr 12: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today stressed the need for making payment electronically against government works “to make the system more transparent and reduce chances of malpractices to zero level.”
 Omar directed the R&B Department to take “early and necessary action for introducing e-payment for the works completed.”
 He said that regular physical and financial monitoring by the department at various levels and third party analysis by independent agency should remain the permanent feature of administrative functioning.
 Taking stock of the progress and status of flagship programme PMGSY here, the Chief Minister said: “Your focus should be on deriving maximum benefits by integrating schemes aimed at construction and upgradation of road communication network in rural areas”.
 He said MGNREGA and PMGSY can complement and supplement each other in achieving the goal of rural connectivity, an official statement said.
 The Chief Minister said that his government has flagged construction of roads and bridges as an important segment in the overall development policy of the State.
 In a PowerPoint presentation the Principal Secretary R&B. K. B. Agarwal explained the status of land acquisition, forest clearance, shifting of structures and other related matters. He said awards for 496 schemes have been issued for land compensation distributing an amount of Rs. 252 crores to land owners.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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