Jammu: Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari chaired maiden review meeting of the Department after taking over the charge of Finance Ministry, here on Wednesday evening.
Speaking at the meeting, the Minister took detailed review of functioning of the department, including status of spending in core sectors, interventions introduced to bring in fiscal discipline besides matters concerning judicious use of public exchequer in infrastructure development through different government departments and agencies.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Finance, Naveen K Choudhary, DG Accounts and Treasuries, Mohammad Ishaq Wani and other key functionaries of the department.
The Minister stressed on maintaining close coordination among different wings for smooth functioning of the department, which he described as the corner stone of the government.
“Finance department and its functionaries hold the key in ensuring that the public resources are utilized in most judicious manner. My stress will be on close monitoring, effective and simultaneous implementation of reforms at all levels” the Minister asserted.
Earlier, Principal Secretary Finance, Naveen K Choudhary gave a detailed resume of the working of the department. He apprised the Minister about the fund availability and achievements registered in the current financial year.