JAMMU: Governor N N Vohra has directed completion of disbursement of additional financial assistance to the flood affected households on a time bound basis.
He was reviewing the status of preparedness in a meeting on Wednesday with B R Sharma, Chief Secretary and B B Vyas, Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development Department.
The Governor has directed that the time bound disbursement of additional financial assistance shall begin on March 10, 2016. The funds will be transferred directly to the bank account of the beneficiaries electronically by the concerned Deputy Commissioners who have been directed to reconfirm the data available with NDMA in respect of the damaged houses for direct transfer of financial assistance into the bank accounts of the eligible owners of flood affected houses. The Deputy Commissioners have also been directed to ensure completion of all preparatory arrangements over the next 7 days so that the actual disbursement commences on March 10, 2016 and the entire work is completed within 5 days, by March 15, 2016. The Raj Bhawan spokesperson recalled that the State Administrative Council in its meeting held on 25-02-2016 had approved the grant of additional financial assistance of Rs 1194 crore under the Prime Minister’s Development Plan-2015.