Govt committed to initiate dev programmes with public participation: LG Sinha

Lieutenant Governor (LG), Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said there was a need to make positive changes on the ground rather than limiting them to papers, adding people have high expectations from the government.

The LG made the remarks during his extensive tour of Ganderbal district where he inaugurated developmental projects; reviewed developmental scenario, inspected ongoing works and met with various public delegations.

Giving a push to the government’s agenda of development and progress, the LG e-inaugurated 12 completed developmental projects and laid e-foundation stone of three projects. He also inspected ongoing work of widening/ 4-laning of road from Pandach Chowk to Beehama Chowk.

During his visit, the LG took a detailed review of the development scenario of the district and enquired about the progress on various ongoing developmental works undertaken by different departments.

Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal gave a power point presentation on the overall developmental scenario.

The LG directed the officers for making dedicated efforts to ensure 100% saturation of Centrally Sponsored and Social Security Schemes.

On Back to Village works, the LG observed that the government was going for the third party audit of the works to make sure that the pending works were completed on time.

Taking note of the slow execution of projects by JKPCC, the LG directed them to speed up the execution. He passed necessary directions for mandatory payment under MGNREGA within 15 days. He directed Deputy Commissioner for 100% coverage of Pre-Matric & Post Matric scholarship in a time-bound manner.

While interacting with delegations, the LG observed that equitable development of all the regions was the focus area of the government. On being apprised of the issue of facing difficulty in obtaining the domicile certificates, the LG directed the officers for ensuring hassle free issuance of the certificates for PRC holders.

He set a timeline for completion of Mother and Child Care Hospital (MCCH) before November 2020 and directed for completion of 75-bedded Girls Hostel by December 2020.

Later, the LG paid obeisance at Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple and prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K and well-being of its people.