Local Bodies has a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of towns: Dy CM
Srinagar, November 21 (Scoop News) – J&K Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand while appreciating the work executed under ILC projects where quantum of execution has risen from 5 percent to 60 percent during last six months, emphasized for 100 percent execution so that poor people of the valley are benefitted through the scheme. He also onspot awarded Sumbal, Hajin Executive Officer for 100 percent completion of ILC projects in his area.
Underscoring the need for completing all the under execution works taken up by local bodies units across the valley, Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand said that completion of works within the stipulated time positively benefits the common man and also improves the image of the government.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a meeting of officers of Local Bodies Department,
Tara Chand impressed upon the officers to conduct field visits to monitor the ongoing works and its quality adding that any officer and official found irresponsible would face action under rules. He directed the executing agencies to speed up the work taken in hand under NURM. The Deputy Chief Minister also instructed the executive officers of Local Bodies department to take up works in their respective areas only when the works are approved by the respective MLAs and the cheques under ILC should be distributed among the beneficiaries in presence of MLAs and MLCs of the respective constituencies. He also asked the concerned officers to clear all the pending cases particularly with regard to financial assistance to the deserving beneficiaries within ten days and also directed Additional Deputy Commissioners to step up the verification process of such cases immediately.
Tara Chand said Local Bodies have a pivotal role in the development of towns and the executing agencies should prepare comprehensive plans. He said Local Bodies agencies could change the socio-economic standard of the people living in the towns for which Central Government has provided funds liberally and now it is our responsibility to utilize these in a judicious manner.
Earlier, welcoming the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development and other officers accompanying the Deputy Chief Minister, the Director Local Bodies assured them that the works and schemes taken in hand by the department in the valley would be completed within the fixed time and there will be no compromise on the quality and standard of the works. He said all the units at the grass root level have already been geared upto achieve the targets on ground.
Giving resume of the centrally sponsored scheme, like Urban Infrastructure Development of Medium Mowns, five towns Sopore, Baramulla, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Kupwara have been selected under the scheme. He said an amount of Rs. 39.18 crore would be spent on the water supply schemes in Sopore and Rs. 41.74 crore in Anantnag town for the purpose.
He said an amount of Rs. 25.61 crore and Rs. 10.12 crore are being spent in Ganderbal and Kupwara towns, while Rs. 6.20 crore have been earmarked for Baramulla town.
Similarly, he said Rs. 31 crore are being incurred in 14 towns of the valley under Integrated Housing and Slum Development Project for creating 3051 dwelling units and the work is in Progress. Besides, Integrated Low Cost Sanitation facilities would also be provided to 4369 beneficiaries living below the poverty line in
The Director also said that the department has deputed 20 employees for training purposes adding that department has contacted for the first time National Remote Sensing Agency for preparation of town wise mapping of the valley and the work in this respect has been initiated. In addition, the Directorate of Local Bodies now has been put on the Website for the facility of the people and now anybody can approach the department for any information through the Website.
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