Srinagar, April 27
District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, and Director, Rural Development Kashmir, Gazanffer Ali, today convened a meeting to review the implementation of various schemes of the Rural Development Department in the district.
Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD), Budgam, DPO, CPO, concerned SE, EE and AEEs, BDOs, and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
The ACD informed the meeting that during the FY 2016-17 an amount of Rs 21.46 crore (out of an approved Labour Budget of Rs. 24.45 crore) was expended under MGNREGA in the district. He also gave out that 3725 number of works were taken up at a cost of Rs 50.33 crore, with 3103 number of works completed and 1536 number of works finalized, adding that some 8, 42,253 person-days of employment were generated. With respect to the IAY scheme, the meeting was informed that an amount of Rs. 1.00 crore was expended (out of the total Rs 1.07 crore made available), adding that 696 number of houses were taken up, with 477 number of houses completed, which include 146 houses for the ST, and 218 number of houses finalized.
On the occasion, progress of works under APNA Panchyat Ghar (13th FC Part), IAY Flood Damage, CDF, MLC Grants, MPLADS and convergence projects was also reviewed in the meeting.
Reiterating that schemes like MNREGA and IAY are meant to create durable assets in far-flung areas and provide livelihood to the downtrodden, the DDC called on the officers to work with dedication so that project targets are achieved in time.
He also directed the ACD to ensure that proper nomenclature of works is made in order that there is transparency in the process and, in case of delinquency, responsibility can be fixed.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director emphasized on physical achievement of targets and called for physical inspection of various randomly chosen works. He directed the concerned to seek proper approval from other departments when taking up overlapping works so that there is no chance for double drawal and fidelity of the whole process is ensured.