Minister asks for judicious utilisation of funds
JAMMU: Minister for Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli on Tuesday directed the heads of the departments of animal husbandry, sheep husbandry and fisheries departments of Jammu division to start the process of detachment of all the officers and officials temporarily attached to different offices, an official press note read.
He asked the heads of the departments to furnish the list of the attached officers and officials to the administrative department within a fortnight.
According to the press note, the instruction in this regard was issued by the minister while chairing a meeting to review the functioning of animal, sheep husbandry and fisheries departments here.
Minister of State for Forests, Environment, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad was also present in the meeting.
“Government is committed to bring in more transparency in the delivery system and activate working at all levels so that the common people are benefited by its schemes”, Kohli said. He asked all the departments to work with renewed energy by activating the officers and officials at all levels.
The minister asked the concerned to identify all the vacant posts, including gazetted and non-gazetted, and initiate the process of filling up of these vacancies on fast track basis. He further instructed them to vigorously pursue recruitment for the vacancies referred to the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Services Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB). He stressed on rationalisation of veterinary staff to fill the posts of vet doctors and para-vets in rural, hilly areas, the press note read.
Referring to renovation of laboratory at Panthal Sheep Farm, the minister instructed the concerned to speed up the pace of upgrading of this vital facility taken up at cost of Rs 1.5 crore and ensure completion of work in all respects within stipulated time frame. He also asked them to ensure its early functioning.
The minister also asked the concerned to prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) for construction of structures for dressed chicken at Nagrota Jammu and submit the same to the concerned quarter for arrangement of funds.
Detailed discussions were also held on transferring of land identified for fodder at Chattha farm and poultry farm at Balicharana. The minister directed the divisional commissioner Jammu for immediate removal of bottlenecks, if any, in this regard.
The Minister of State for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor asked the concerned to work with dedication and ensure judicious utilisation of available funds earmarked for current fiscal. He also asked them to gear up respective field staff and ensure proper implementation of welfare schemes launched by the state and centre government for economic well-being of cattle rearers, read the press note.
Regarding details of achievements of Animal Husbandry Department till September end, 2017, 39911 animals were castrated, 12.79 Lakh animals treated, 10815 backyard poultry units established and 867 awareness camps and Kissan conferences held during the period.
The department sold 14.01 quintal poultry meat, produced 12,700 litres milk at government farms, administered vaccination to 93.45 lakh animals, performed 18.01 lakh dosing and sold 1.16 lakh breeding birds. Private Farms in the region produced 2.34 lakh eggs during the period, further read the press note.
The meeting was attended by Director Fisheries J&K, R N Pandita, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, K K Bhardwaj, Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu, K K Sharma, Managing Director, J&K Wool Board M Sharief and other officers of Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments.