Meet deadlines or face action: Veeri

Stressing on the need to complete the ongoing projects within the stipulated time, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Sunday warned of stern action against the officials who fail to meet their deadlines.

The Minister said this in a meeting convened to review the progress of various ongoing developmental projects executed by Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), Kashmir province.

While reiterating the need to strictly adhere to their deadlines, the Minister cautioned the JKPCC engineers that failure in meeting their deadlines would not be acceptable, and serious note would be taken against the errant engineers.

He said failure of any department reflects badly on the government’s performance also.

Remembering the words of former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Syed about the quality of people working in administration, the Minister said, “Mufti sahib always used to say that our administration is best in the country, provided they work with dedication and zeal.”

Turning philosophical,  Veeri impressed upon the officials present in the meeting that they should not do the good work only to earn worldly rewards, but to be remembered for their good deeds.

“If you contribute something towards people, you not only feel satisfied but people would also remember you forever,” the minister said.

Taking a strong note for not preparing early Draft Project Reports (DPRs) that need to be sent to Centre for getting grant under Central Roads Fund (CRF) scheme,  Veeri said that even centre has complained that our DPRs do not come to them regularly.

Asking Director, JKPCC, Dileep Thusu and his team to prepare DPRs for 500 bridges within one week, the Minister said a separate team should be constituted for DPRs preparations.

The Minister said that he feels that JKPCC should have its own team which should be moved within the department only.

During the meeting, the Minister was informed that presently JKPCC has 271 schemes under execution at an estimated cost of Rs 2573.88 crores.

The completion work on 26 bridges with an estimated cost of 169.62 would be completed in next six to 12 months Veeri was informed during the meeting. Besides, the Minister was also briefed about the various works done by JKPCC for Health, and Medical Education, Higher Education, and Technical Education.

The meeting was also attended by Financial Controller, JKPCC, M A Mir; General Manager Central, JKPCC, Harkewal Singh, including all deputy general managers from civil, electrical, and mechanical wings from Kashmir division.

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