Time bound completion of projects vital for progress: Div Com

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, June 16: “Time bound completion of development projects with timely submission of Utilization Certificates are key components for effective implementation of state and centrally sponsored schemes tailored for socio economic empowerment of people”, said Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Pardeep Gupta.
The Div Com was addressing an officers meeting held to review the physical and financial achievements of various departments registered during the previous year under District Plan 2011-12 here today.
District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, P.K.Pole, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajinder Singh, Additional District Development Commissioner, Ram Rattan Sharma, Joint Director Planning, Rakesh Jamwal, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Education Office, Executive Engineers, PWD,PDD,PHE,PMGSY and other district heads of different departments were also present in the meeting.
A power-point presentation on physical and financial achievements of various departments was presented and it was informed that under District Plan for 2011-12 Rs.74.60 crore were expended, thereby resulting 99.12 percent achievement.
It was divulged that under Road and Bridges, Rs.16.45 crore were incurred against the availability of Rs.16.45 crore registering cent percent achievement. On physical front, the department constructed 19.45 kms fair weather road, shingling and metalling was done on 101.75 kms road and 69.70 kms road length black topped besides three bridges were also completed during the period.
To provide the safe drinking water facilities, the Public Health Engineer Department spent Rs.202.24 lakh for the completion of 13 water supply schemes .
Under Irrigation sector, 1039.81 hectares of land was covered under potential irrigation and stabilization . The department was also completed 22 schemes with the involvement of Rs.662.88 lakh.
The Power Development Department has incurred Rs. 34.35 lakh for electrification of one village, 58 hamlets under various schemes benefiting 4555 villagers in the district.
Under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), an amount of Rs.169.24 lakh was expended for various schemes like maternal health, JSY, Child health, Family Planning, Training workshop, immunization and other activities.
Mr. Gupta exhorted upon the officers to focus on development of such areas which have been neglected so far and formulate project proposals in this regard. He also laid stress on effective implementation of RTI, Public Service Guarantee Act and other such pro people programmes in letter and spirit. He also suggested dove tailing of MGNREGA works with other allied departments for better results.
Later, the Division Commissioner visited and inspected various ongoing construction works including Disaster Management building near Birwan Bridge, Gaddi and Sippy hostel near PG Degree College for Boys and revenue record room.