District Development Commissioner Budgam, Mohammad Haroon Malik, today convened an inaugural meeting with officers of the district administration, after assuming office, to review status of various developmental works and welfare schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC detailed his priorities of expediting developmental works, implementation of government sponsored schemes, improving public delivery system and putting in place effective grievance redressal mechanism.
The DDC while obtaining feedback of ground situation from various officers assured them of full support and cooperation from district administration. He told the officers that they are pivotal for the endeavor to succeed and it is imperative that the officers work with sincerity and dedication.
Taking an in-depth review of various engineering wings, the DDC urged the officers to redouble their efforts to achieve the set targets. While reviewing functioning of the PHE department, he highlighted the issue of waterborne diseases and urged for regular and foolproof quality testing of drinking water.
The DDC directed officials of the fisheries, horticulture and agriculture departments to tap the huge potential of the district and thereby creating employment opportunities and improving life standards of the people.
The DDC directed the ACD to increase the enrolment under MGNREGA and urged for transparency and fidelity in the process of disbursement of benefits under PMAY and other welfare schemes.
He also directed Municipal Authorities to ensure sanitation, cleanliness and hygiene in general and particularly around important prominent places.
Further, he reviewed the status of works under execution falling under jurisdiction of Yousmarg Development Authority, Tosaimaidan Development Authority and Doodhpatri Development Authority.
The DDC also had a detailed discussion with officers of social welfare, ICDS, Labour and Agriculture Department. He urged them to utilize the services of field staff such as AWAAS and VLWs and to ensure their presence is felt at grassroots levels and sought their active involvement in planning process.
He directed the officials of the Employment Department to hold regular counseling and guidance programmes in collaboration with Education Department.