Govt for holistic development of every district: Kansal

Principal Secretary PDD, Rohit Kansal inspecting work in Pulwama on Friday.
Principal Secretary PDD, Rohit Kansal inspecting work in Pulwama on Friday.

* Reviews progress under Capex budget

Excelsior Correspondent

PULWAMA, June 11: Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Rohit Kansal today said that the intention of the Government is to create a vision for every district in order to have holistic development in terms of infrastructure and socio-economical upliftment of these administrative units.
Principal Secretary made these remarks while chairing a meeting to review progress under Capex budget 2020-21 and discuss the annual Capex plan for the current financial year of District Pulwama.
He said that the reason behind nominating Administrative Secretaries as incharge secretaries of districts is to have a guardian and mentor for every district for handholding and to share their administrative experiences with the district administration.
He called upon the departments to have a close coordination among themselves for any developmental project in the district.
He impressed upon the heads of the departments to finish all the works within given deadlines with respect to all the Centrally Sponsored Schemes and works taken under CAPEX Budget 2021-22.
He emphasized for timely submission of audit reports, UCs, action taken reports so that the works would be finished in time.
He directed the officers that besides focusing on infrastructure works they should also identify other activities which include social welfare schemes and focusing also on economic activites of their area while making any developmental plans for the district.
With respect to the demand of stadium and playing fields in the area, he asked the revenue department to identify lands for the purpose.
Commenting on the Back to Village Programme, Block Diwas and Jan Abhiyan, Principal Secretary maintained that the aim of these programmes is to take the administration at the doorsteps of the people.
He directed the officers that during Block Diwas they must focus on 100 percent saturation of beneficiary oriented schemes, besides issuance of certificates like Domicile, Income, RBA and other Revenue related documents.
About the beautification plan of Pulwama town, the Principal Secretary asked the officers to come up with a holistic plan and consult Urban Planning Consultant while taking into consideration all the aspects of aesthetics and beautification of the area before executing any work.
With respect to electricity supply in the district, the Principal Secretary said that the PDD is investing Rs 5000 crore in different schemes for the purpose and the district will also be covered under such schemes.
Earlier, Kansal took a detailed sectoral wise review in the meeting with respect to the implementation of the development plan last year.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary, MD KPDCL, Dr Basharat Qayoom; SSP Pulwama, Ashish Kumar Mishra; Chief Engineer Distribution Kashmir; SEs, and other concerned.
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama gave a detailed PowerPoint Presentation about financial achievements of the district during 2020-21 and plan highlights of 2021-22.