GOVT STARTS DDB MEETS AHEAD OF BUDGET SESSION
20 Meetings To Be Convened In 9 Days
Jammu, Feb 14: With Budget Session of the state legislature commencing from February 23, Jammu and Kashmir government will have to convene District Development Board (DDB) meetings of 20 districts in just nine days.
The government started the process of holding the DDB meetings on Tuesday with Chief Minister reviving the developmental process of two districts – Samba and Kishtwar – today.
Official sources said that the state is under obligation to complete the entire process before February 23, 2012 - the day on which Budget Session is scheduled to start.
They said that usually the exercise of holding review meeting of DDB’s is completed in the month of January. This is perhaps for the first time that such a hectic schedule is made for holdings DDB’s review meetings, sources said adding, at least two review meetings are now required to be held every day to meet the deadline.
As per earlier schedule, the state government was to undertake an extensive review of the developmental activities across the state in the DDB’s meetings from January 4, 2012 and the entire exercise was to be completed by February 2, 2012.
Sources said that the process got delayed for various reasons including the non-availability of the ministers. “Till January ending even dates for DDB’s review meetings were not finalized after the earlier schedule was cancelled”, an official in the planning department said.
The government will have now to review the developmental scenario in all the districts, except Leh and Kargil, which have autonomous hill councils.
Pertinently, the government holds reviews the progress vis-à-vis the planned works before budget session each year. The review meetings are deemed essential to review the performance and progress of various developmental schemes in the district sector, state sector, centrally sponsored schemes and Prime Minister Reconstruction Programme (PMRP) besides others and to further make the concerned officers accountable and responsible for lapses in the implementation process.
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