KUPWARA: The District Development Board (DDB) Kupwara which met here on Tuesday under the chairmanship of minister for consumer affairs and public distribution (CAPD) Choudhary Zulfikar Ali gave nod to annual plan of Rs 198.71 crore for the district.
This includes the central share of Rs 149.02 crore, Rs 14.51 crores of state shares, Rs 22.54 crore loan and regular component of Rs 12.63 crore
Deputy commissioner Kupwara Raju Ranjan gave a brief presentation of the previous year’s achievements.
The meeting was attended by minister for rural development, panchayati raj, law and justice, Abdul Haq Khan, minister for social welfare, science and technology Sajad Gani Lone, Member Parliament Fayaz Ahmad, legislators Engineer Rasheed, Raja Manzoor, Bashir Ahmad Dar MLC Javed Ahmad Merchal and other heads of the departments.
Directing the heads of departments to make frequent visits to monitor the work done by their respective departments in the district, the minister also asked to create valuable assets in border areas.
Zulfikar said that accountability was the key to develop a transparent mechanism, and it is important, that we work hard to restore it.
He also asked the deputy commissioner to hold regular meetings to assess the implementation of the developmental and welfare schemes adding that the officers concerned will be made accountable for their work.
The minister also directed HODs to conduct frequent field visits to monitor the quality and pace of developmental works.
The chairman assured that all the suggestions made by the MLAs would be taken care of by provisional heads.