Says efficient, well performing officers will be rewarded
Rajouri, May 15
Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Ch. Zulfkar Ali has said that government will never compromise on qualitative and quantitative magnitude of development works while exhorting concerned to work hard in this regard.
Addressing public grievances redressal camps in Kotranka and Budhal areas of Darhal Assembly segment, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali said that this area, which was ignored by previous administrations, has for the first time, received over Rs 800 crore for development projects during 2015- 2016. He asked the officers to ensure that these funds are utilized in a judicious manner and all the works are done in time. He said that the upcoming projects like Onaus Water Supply Scheme and Kotrenka Buddhal road would change the development scenario of the region.
The Minister exhorted upon the officers to conduct regular field visits for a strict monitoring of development works so that the purpose of launching these reformative programmes for socio-economic empowerment of such areas is achieved.
He said that officers who will perform well will be rewarded while the low performers will have to face the music.
The Minister asked the officers to conduct frequent public grievances redressal camps so that the issues of people are redressed at their doorsteps. “Communication gap between citizens and the administration is biggest hurdle in the process of development and must be mitigated,” he asserted.
During public grievances redressal camps, the people raised their problems and demands as well which inter alia include better road connectivity, drinking water shortage in various villages, protection works in sinking and sliding areas, immediate disbursement of pending wages under MGNREGA, awareness camps by horticulture, agriculture and other allied departments, improvement of interior road network, payment of land compensation to owners of land acquired for various road projects.
The Minister asked the concerned officers to look into these issues and initiate action for early redressal of the same.
The Minister was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, SSP Youghal Manhas, Director FCS & CA, Mohd Azam Inqalabi, SEs, Executive Engineers of PWD, PHE, PMGSY besides other district officers.