Poonch: Chief Secretary B.B. Vyas on Saturday took stock of overall development scenario and implementation of various ongoing developmental projects and schemes in Poonch district.
He was accompanied by commissioner secretary health & medical education Dr. Pawan Kotwal, commissioner secretary R&B Sanjeev Verma and secretary to school education Farooq Shah.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Tariq Ahmad Zargar, Superintending Engineers, and Executive Engineers from PHE, PDD, R&B, I&FC and officers from various departments.
At the very outset, DDC apprised the Chief Secretary about the physical & financial status of ongoing development works and flag-ship programs taken up by various executing agencies & departments in this border district.
DDC also apprised the Chief Secretary about the works being executed by department of health, education, R&B, PHE, I & FC & FCS&CA. While reviewing sector wise performance, chief secretary asked the officers for increase in the spending rate of state share by booking the expenditure in appropriate time so that valuable money should not go waste.
While apprising the chief secretary, DDC brought several core issues in to the notice of CS including shortage of equipments and doctors specially radiologist in district hospital and requested for similar infrastructure in SDHs &, PHCs in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, commissioner secretary health & medical education, Dr Pawan Kotwal informed the meeting that government is on job to fill up the vacancies of doctors & very soon the vacant seats of doctors in this border district and far-off regions will be filled which is often prone to cross border shelling.
The chief secretary took detailed feedback from the concerned regarding realignment of transmission lines, land issues and tendering process and talked telephonically to MD of PGSIL ltd in this regard.
The meeting held a threadbare discussion on the issues hindering the pace of development projects including land acquisition, land compensation and forest clearance & directed the concerned officers to remove bottlenecks by taking appropriate action in week time.
Reiterating the importance of public outreach programs, the chief secretary appreciated the efforts of DDC Poonch for redressing grievances of the people at their door steps.