Conference of DCs, SSPs: Prioritize languishing projects for completion: Navin Choudhary to DCs

Principal secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary has asked deputy commissioners to prioritize completion of languishing infrastructure projects in their respective districts during the current financial year.

Principal secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary has asked deputy commissioners to prioritize completion of languishing infrastructure projects in their respective districts during the current financial year.

Addressing the joint conference of administrative secretaries, deputy Commissioners and district police chiefs at SKICC here last evening, Navin asked DCs to prepare a detailed project-wise schematic break-up of all such languishing infrastructure projects as these are proposed to be funded under the JK Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC). He directed them to make a list of such projects in the order of priority so that these projects can be completed with assured funding without any further delay.

He told the DCs that once the funds are released they have to give assurance about the completion of these languishing projects by the end of current financial year.

While responding to the issues raised by the DCs, Navin said Accounts Officers will shortly be deputed to all DC offices to act as financial advisors to the Deputy Commissioners office.

Principal secretary Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo while interacting with the DCs asked them to regularly monitor the Health Indicators of their respective district that will determine the healthcare scenario of the district. He said efforts are on the improve the health infrastructure in the State under National Health Mission and urged the DCs to cooperate with their district health officials so that the best healthcare services are provided to the people.

He also discussed the preparations for Measles Rubella vaccination campaign with the DCs and sought their cooperation for its success.

Speaking at the conference, Principal Secretary Planning and Development, Rohit Kansal advised the DCs to prepare comprehensive project reports of infrastructure projects including the necessary components so that these projects would be completed on time. He also asked them to allocate funds to the projects under district plan as per the importance of each project so that these projects don't suffer for want of funds.

Commissioner secretary forests, Manoj Diwedi suggested the deputy commissioners to start special anti-encroachment drive in their respective districts so that the forest land would be retrieved from encroachers. He also suggested them to expedite the process of issuing forest clearance certificates for the projects of immediate public importance.

Commissioner secretary Power Hirdesh Kumar Singh said the department aims to electrify all un-electrified hamlets of the state by 30, November 2018 and the efforts are on to accomplish the mission. He said that round the clock power supply will be provided to households by the end of next year.

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