DDC Ramban expresses displeasure over low expenditure

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Reviews performance under District capex budget

RAMBAN: To review the performance under district Capex budget 2018-19 and progress on major projects, District Development Commissioner Showkat Aijaz Bhat held a meeting of line departments here on Tuesday.

The DDC reviewed in detail physical and financial achievements of Education, RDD, PWD, PHE, PDD, Health, Forest, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries departments etc under District plan, an official handout read.

Expressing displeasure over low expenditure, he set deadlines for all departments to complete ongoing projects and achieve 100% targets under district plan, state plan and GoI-sponsored schemes, the handout read.

The DDC stressed on convergences of resources of different departments to meet the aspirations of the public. He laid special stress on the completion of schools and road projects take up under various schemes.

He asked the departments to “ensure judicious and effective utilisation of funds” and to work in coordination to remove bottlenecks hindering developmental works, it read.

Reviewing the RDD sector, he said that schemes like MGNREGA were meant to create viable and durable assets to cater local people and provide livelihood to the economically weaker sections of the society.

The DDC also reviewed the status and progress on major development projects including degree college buildings of Banihal and Gool, 50 bedded Hospital Banihal, PHC Ukhral, water filtration plant, Ramban, Polytechnic College, Ramban, Girls Hostel, District Administrative Complex, DIET building Banihal, Indoor Stadium Gool, Gujjar and Bakarwal Hostel, Munsif Court Complex, Ukharl.

He directed the executing agencies to “expedite the progress on these vital projects to ensure their timely completion”.

He also reviewed the AEBAS registration of employees of the line departments, the handout added.