‘Conducive work environ needed for people to receive timely dues’
SRINAGAR: Various interventions have been introduced in I&C department to bring in fiscal discipline in its allied departments to make them profit-generating units, this was revealed in a review meeting of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department here at Sanat Ghar, Bemina.
The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolios of Industries & Commerce and Transport Departments, took a detailed maiden review of the functioning of the I&C department, including status of spending and the revenue generated by its allied departments and Corporations, an official release read.
Minister of State for Power Development and Industries & Commerce, Asiea Naqash, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce Shailendra Kumar, Directors, Managing Directors of allied departments, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other heads of various departments, concerned officers from various offices and corporations attended the meeting.
The minister was apprised about the infrastructure development carried out by different government departments and agencies.
Speaking on the occasion, Gupta said that all the developmental schemes should be implemented in a time-bound manner as “it would greatly help in percolating the benefits of these schemes to its intended target”.
Urging for timely disposal of cases, he said “a conducive work environment needs to be created so that people will receive their due in a time-bound manner”. He impressed upon the officers to maintain high standards in delivering their professional duties, saying “it will send a positive message among masses”, read the release.
During the meeting, Gupta said “human resource is pivotal for smooth functioning of any organisation and ensuring welfare and timely promotion of employees translates in getting better results from them”.
Speaking on the occasion, Asiea Naqash stressed the need for highlighting the achievements of all the allied departments of Industries & Commerce.
She said, “Industries & Commerce is the backbone of the state and there is need to invest more in the sector so that people at the grassroots could benefit from it.”
The Deputy CM was also briefed about the working and achievements made by various allied departments.
Revealing details about SICOP, the release further read that SICOP achieved a turnover of Rs 779.21 crore during the financial year 2017-18 against the target of Rs 647.50 crore. SICOP is managing 52 industrial estates throughout the state, it read.
“Around 8,000 artisans are trained by the handicrafts department annually in various crafts. The department, till date, has 332 corporative societies with a membership of 36531. Besides, 45492 artisans were provided with a loan facility of around Rs 400 crore for their economic empowerment,” read the release further.
An export business of handicrafts of Rs 115.12 crore for the financial year of 2017-18 has also been done, it read.
The deputy CM was informed that JK Cements has achieved a phenomenal increase in its production in comparison to last five years. “The corporation for 2017-18 went on to produce 850 metric tons of cement although the average production for the cement for the year was 800 metric ton, thereby achieving Rs 114.01crore turnover,” revealed the official release.
Giving details about handloom department, presently 12 clusters under government of India are working in the state. “Each cluster with around 200 registered weavers is provided with training on weaving, dying, and designing of various forms of fabrics,” it added.