Commissioner Secy PDD reviews power scenario in Kupwara, Baramulla

Excelsior Correspondent

KUPWARA, July 20: Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department, Hridesh Kumar, today convened a meeting of officers in Kupwara to review the progress of various schemes and programmes in power sector under Centrally Sponsored “Transformation of Aspirational District” scheme.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PDD, Hashmat Ali, SE PDD, PMU, Chief Planning Officer, Kupwara, CEO, Executive Engineers of Kupwara and Handwara, AEEs, JEs and other officers.
District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir informed the meeting that under Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan 222 Villages across 11 Blocks are to be saturated under 7 Schemes including those related to power sector and representatives of all the concerned departments have been nominated for all 222 villages.
Commissioner Secretary PDD took a comprehensive review of schemes viz Saubhagya, UJALA, PMDP, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and directed the concerned for achieving 100% target of electrification/saturation of all households under Saubhagya before 10th of August.
The Executive Engineers were directed to mobilize efforts to complete the process of crosschecking the beneficiaries availing electricity with Chulabandi Register within four days so that unauthorized connection could be identified and registered at an earliest.
The district administration assured every cooperation and coordination to PDD for regularizing unauthorized connections and for uploading details of beneficiaries on concerned portal.
Commissioner Secretary while reviewing the performance of UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) Scheme under EGSA suggested the need for organising camps for distribution of LEDs to registered households in all the 222 identified villages for better and timely saturation.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Secretary directed the concerned officers of the department to forward all cases under SRO 520 regarding regularization of daily wagers for immediate disposal without any delay.
Late, Hirdesh Kumar reviewed power scenario in Baramulla,  On the occasion, Executive Engineer PDD division Baramulla briefed the chair about the status of implementation of various programmes including centrally sponsored SUBGHAYA and UJALA schemes. He said that under Subaghaya out of the target of 279 villages comprising 98954 households, 91714 have been covered thereby making a saturation of 46%. He also informed the Secretary about the initiatives taken by the department to cover the target with in stipulated time.
Commissioner Secretary, stressed upon the concerned to provide uninterrupted power supply to the people during the schedule hours. He emphasized for developing power infrastructure so as to streamline its supply more especially in the coming winter season. Moreover, he directed the concerned to cover all the remaining households under both the Subaghaya and UJALA schemes besides setting deadlines for the same.