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Joint meeting of DDC members, BDC chairpersons and District Officers held in Rajouri

Public representatives, departments resolve to work hand in hand for overall development

RAJOURI: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh Kumar Shavan today convened a joint meeting of DDC members, BDC chairpersons and district Officers to chalk out strategy for effective implementation of the District Capex plan and to sort out the issues for the proper functioning of three-tier Panchayat system.

A discussion on various points including the status of the approved works, the process initiated to seek technical sanction, administrative approval of new works, the status of tendering and allotment of works, interdepartmental coordination with the elected representatives, and regular meetings are some of the points which were discussed in the meeting.

The District Development Commissioner said that more than 2900 works stand sanctioned under the District Capex Budget in the district and fifty per cent funds have been received for the execution of works.

Concerning the estimation of the works of RDD, the concerned officer apprised that 551 works have been approved and the estimation for as many as 271 has been done. The DDC asked the concerned officer to get the administrative approval of these works received at the earliest and after receiving the same, start their tendering so that the works can be started within the shortest possible time.

He also informed that the District Administration has made several strides towards the conservation and management of the water. He also briefed the meeting that a new scheme for effective management of greywater has been launched.

The District Development Commissioner informed that as many as 34 projects have been approved for the district and stressed upon the concerned officers to make concerted efforts to conserve water to raise the water table in the district.

The District Development Commissioner also urged the public representatives to motivate more and more women of their respective jurisdictions to register with the women water conservation club.

The concerned officer from the RDD was directed to carry out a massive plantation drive in the district under MGNREGA in convergence with the Forest Department to enhance the green cover of the district. He also set a target of planting 01 crore plants during this financial year.

For the restoration of the public utilities damaged due to the incessant rains, the District Development Commissioner apprised that necessary directions have been passed onto the field functionaries for the earliest restoration of the public utilities, besides the compilation of detailed reports of losses of the agriculture sector.

The District Development Commissioner asked the DDC Members and BDC Chairpersons to personally monitor the restoration work of their jurisdictions and made it clear that no payment would be made to any department unless a certificate regarding the completion of restoration work is received from the DDC Member and BDC Chairpersons of that area.

The District Development Commissioner called upon the DDC Council members and BDC Chairpersons to personally monitor the progress of the works in their respective constituencies and blocks. He also called for timely execution of works without compromising the quality of the work.

The District Development Commissioner urged all the public representatives and District officers to work as a team and coordinate with each other for the successful execution of the District Capex plan as per the spirit of the 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj besides, he also asked to focus on speedy execution for achieving maximum targets in a given time frame.

The District Development Commissioner directed the field functionaries to kindly organise regular meetings with elected representatives and assure the participation of all the line departments.

The DDC also informed that the District Administration is working on the proposal to establish smart markets in the district.

"Around 312 IT trained have been deployed to carry out the IT related works in the panchayat, and a single room of the school has been dedicated to Jan Seva Kendra," he added.

The BDC chairpersons and DDC members also raised several issues during the meeting.

The meeting was attended by Vice-Chairman DDC Rajouri, Shabir Khan; DDC members, BDC member; ADDC Rajouri, Pawan Kumar Parihar; Chief Planning Officer, Mohammad Khurshid, DFO Nowshera, Suresh Manda; SE PWD, SE Jal Shakti; PO ICDS, Kartar Singh, CMO Rajouri, Dr. Shamim Un Nissa Bhatti, Assistant Commissioner Development, Sushil Khajuria; And other District and Sectoral Officers.

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