Bandipora: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad Tuesday reviewed the status of works taken up by Rural Development Department under different centrally sponsored schemes.
At the outset, the DC stressed for execution of Works under various flagship programmes as per sanctioned estimates and directed the concerned to ensure their completion within the stipulated time and as per the latest instructions communicated by the Government.
While reviewing the works being carried out by Panchayat Raj Institutions, the DC directed all the concerned sectoral and district officers to furnish the pending estimates of all the works related to Capex, DDC, BDC and PRI grants within three days failing which strict action shall be initiated against the officers.
On the occasion, Dr Owais directed the officers to expedite the ongoing works and initiate new works in every village under MGNREGA to generate more man days for the benefit of unemployed unskilled youths of the villages.
He urged them to complete the spillover works of last year on priority besides expediting work on new works taken up. He also asked them to maintain the ratio of labour and material component strictly as per the set guidelines.
The DC said that the aim of the MGNREGA scheme is to provide jobs to the unemployed and unskilled youth of the villages besides making durable assets in the village under this scheme. He urged the officers to start works in every village so that jobs are provided to the people under the scheme as they have suffered amid COVID19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.
He also directed the officers to follow the precautionary measures while working to avoid the spread of COVID19.
The Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the status of several works under MGNREGA, 14th FC and Back to Village and asked the officers to expedite the pace of works to meet the deadlines. Meeting discussed threadbare the status of works being carried out under the different phases of B2V programme.
Dr Owais further stressed for regular field visits to ensure works are executed on time and under set quality parameters. He asked the officers to work in coordination for achieving all the set targets on time besides gear up their men and machinery for bringing additional vibrancy in the departmental functioning.
The meeting was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner Ali Afsar Khan, Additional Deputy Commissioner Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Development, Assistant Commissioner Panchayats, Executive Engineer REW, PDD and Jal Shakti besides other senior officers of the district.