Vohra reviews development, plan formulation

Greater Kashmir

Holds meetings with Khanday, Sharma

Jammu, Jan 16: J&K Governor NN Vohra Friday held meetings with Chief Secretary Iqbal Khanday and Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, BR Shama, here to review state’s development scenario and public service delivery by government departments.
An official spokesman said during his review meeting with Governor at Raj Bhawan, Khanday informed him that all the administrative secretaries have been directed to take time-bound action on matters of public interest in departments under their charge and bring about visible improvement in public service delivery.
“The Governor asked the Chief Secretary to advise all the Administrative Secretaries to identify the action to be taken to timely address prioritized important issues, the progress of which would be closely reviewed by the Chief Secretary. The Governor also discussed the to-date status of flood relief measures,” the spokesman said.
With Sharma, the spokesman said, the Governor discussed “pressing issues relating to Annual Plan 2014-15 and the broad approach which could be practically followed for formulating the Annual Plan 2015-16.”
“Sharma also briefed the Governor on the present status of various schemes which are aimed at the reconstruction of flood damaged assets under the PM’s Package for Floods. He informed that an amount of Rs. 234.96 crore had already been released to various affected Departments. The Governor urged him to closely monitor the implementation of all the restoration projects,” the spokesman said.
The Governor shall be visiting Srinagar on Saturday to review the flood relief measures there.