Minister for R&B, Gardens, Parks and Floriculture, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, who is also the Chairman of J&K Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), has called for taking necessary corrective measures to improve the financial health of the Corporation. Chairing 90th Board of Directors Meeting of JKPCC here today, the Minister called for getting the accounts of the Corporation audited within a month. He ordered special audit of the Corporation accounts by the Finance Department to pinpoint the lapses, if any.
Cautioning that deadwood has no place in the Corporation, the Minister asked the Managing Director of JKPCC to start weeding out non-performers in the interest of improving overall functioning of the Corporation. He said transparency has to be maintained at all levels in the Corporation and works should be allotted through proper bidding and e-tendering system.
He said instead of only looking towards the State Government for contracts, the Corporation must join various competitive biddings for expanding the ambit of its functioning. “JKPCC should participate in proposed bidding for infrastructure development of new Cluster Universities, Power and road projects coming up in the State, which on one hand can bring income for the Corporation and on the other generate employment opportunities for local educated youth,” he said.