UDHAMPUR/ammu,July 23 (Scoop News) – A plan allocation of Rs.93.43 crore for district Udhampur has been approved for the financial year 2012-13 at the District Development Board meeting chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand here today.
The approved outlay includes Rs. 37.14 crore as revenue and Rs. 56.29 crore as capital component respectively.
Vice Chairman, J&K State Kissan Welfare Advisory Board, Kr. Rachpal Singh, Vice Chairman, J&K State Board for welfare of G&B, B. A Naz, Vice Chairman, J&K State Board for welfare of SCs, Mrs Swaran Lata, Legislatures, Harshdev Singh, Balwant Singh Mankotia, K.C. Bhagat, Baldev Sharma, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Udhampur- Reasi range, Jagjit Kumar, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, P.K Pole, Heads of various departments and district officers were present in the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Chief Minister exhorted upon the officers to put in their sincere and dedicated efforts in proper utilization of funds by ensuring time bound completion of development works in a transparent manner.
The Deputy CM directed the officers to conduct frequent visits of remote and hilly areas to monitor the development works pertaining to their departments so that best results could be ensured on ground with no compromise on the quality of works. For the purpose, he asked the District Development Commissioner to hold fortnightly review meetings of different departments for accessing the progress of different schemes being executed for the welfare of the common masses. He also instructed him to conduct surprise visits at different locations of the district to ascertain the quality of works on weekly basis and accordingly fix up responsibilities upon those officers who fail to maintain the quality of works.
He also complimented the MLAs and Vice Chairmen of different boards for highlighting the problems and demands of their respective jurisdictions in an effective manner. He assured them full cooperation to redress the grievances of the people of their areas in a phased manner. He also appreciated them for helping the government in the execution of various developmental projects in their respective areas. He categorically instructed the officers to take MLAs into confidence while formulating different developmental plans and fixing up the priorities for different areas.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA, Harsh Dev Singh said that basic aim of the board meeting was to review the performance of last year’s achievements and to prepare a road map for implementation of different schemes for current year. While raising the multifaceted issues of Ramnagar constituency, he said that to maintain the sanctity of the House, the decisions taken in DDB meetings should be implemented by all departments, in letter and spirit.
The issues projected by him included land compensation to land owners under PMGSY, filling up of vacant posts in various educational and health institutions, PHE water tanker for Ramnagar, early execution of construction work of University Campus Ramnagar, electrification of uncovered areas, opening of veterinary and anganwari centers etc.
Likewise, Members of Legislature Assembly, Udhampur, also highlighted the demands and problems being faced by the people of his constituency which included acquisition of land for Poly Technical college, release of pending funds for Sports Stadium, shifting of Slaughter House, early completion of PHC buildings, forest clearance of Ossu-Dhar Gadhain road, separate Development Authority for Udhampur, Co-base camp for Amarnath Ji yatra, etc.
MLA Chenani, demanded opening of winter degree college Chenani, black topping of Ghodi -Salmeh , Kainthgali – Lander road, Additional Revenue Buildings at Chenani and Sudhmahadev, opening of J&K bank branch at Ghordi, Dudu and Jakhad, construction of Yatri Bhawan at Sudhmahadev, opening of ITI at Chenani, etc.
MLA Reasi, also put forth demands of his constituency falling in Udhampur district which mainly included speedy construction of PHC Moungri, handing over 32 Km -46 Km Bhamag road to PWD for its early completion, opening of J&K bank branch at Moungri, plying of SRTC buses on Katra-Kourgali route, etc.
Presenting the brief resume of physical and financial achievements registered during last financial year, the DDC said that against the available allocation of Rs. 75.26 crore, an expenditure of Rs. 74.60 crore was registered during last fiscal which works out to 99.12 per cent.
Highlighting the proposals set for the current financial year under major sectors, the DDC said that an amount of Rs. 44.29 crore has been earmarked for Education Sector, Rs. 16.12 crore under PWD sector, Rs. 12.50 crore has been kept under Minor Irrigation sector, Rs.3.16 crore under Health Sector for strengthening health institutional infrastructure, Rs. 1.08 crore under Self Employment Sector, Rs. 90.41 lakh under SC and OBC sector, Rs. 34 lakh under Urban Development Sector etc.