Div Com reviews developmental scenario

Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan chairing a meeting on Friday.
Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan chairing a meeting on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Oct 18: Divis-ional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today complimented the Srinagar district administration for time-bound completion of various important development works and its efforts for putting in place measures enabling hassle-free access to public services in the district.
The Divisional Commissioner who was reviewing the developmental scenario of Srinagar district in a meeting said completion of important works like Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover and initiation of various smart projects like smart schools, smart health centres etc. aimed at facilitating instant access to public services are of huge public importance. He also complimented the district administration in reaching out to people in terms of essential supplies, fuel and other essentials items despite the communication difficulties during past two months or so.
He asked the district officers to put in increased efforts to complete pending developmental works of Srinagar district on double shift basis so that people receive the benefits of these projects at the quickest. He directed the concerned to procure adequate labour force and make them available on construction sites with proper boarding and security.
The meeting was informed that 93 languishing projects of R&B, PHE, I&FC, Industries & Commerce, Agriculture, Higher Education, PDD, Health, Education and other departments are under execution in Srinagar at an approved cost of Rs 883.64 crore.
The meeting was also informed that 172 works proposed under Back-to-Village Programme (B2V) in 21 Panchayat Halqas are under execution at an estimated cost of Rs 11.05 crore.
Regarding issuance of Economically Weaker Section certificates, it was said that till date, 276 EWS certificates have been issued to beneficiaries. The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned to organize camps and issue EWS certificates to eligible beneficiaries on spot after proper verification.
During the meeting, the Div Com also reviewed power scenario, essential supplies, functioning of schools, hospitals, working of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, development of new cluster tribal model village, mapping of land bank of state and kahcharai land, construction of new colleges, PMGSY projects, CAPEX budget, special area development programme, AMRUT scheme, social welfare sector, agriculture and horticulture departments.
The Divisional Commissioner exhorted the officials to re-double their efforts to complete all the languishing projects on priority. He said works should be executed according to the set parameters.
District Development Comm-issioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, SSP Srinagar, Executive engineers of PHE, R&B, PDD and other concerned officers attended the meeting.