RAJOURI, MAY 26: Minister for Food Civil Services & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, and Minister of Sheep, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli, today held a meeting to review the progress of core sectors under District Plan 2017-18 in Rajouri.
Vice-Chairperson State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People Kuldeep Raj Gupta, Legislators Choudhary Qamer Hussain and Ravinder Raina besides District Development Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, ADDC A. S. Chib, SSP Atul Sharma, Director FCS &CA, R A Inqlabi and other district and sectoral officers were present in the meeting.
On the occasion, Zulfkar Ali said that transparency, accountability and corruption free administration is the benchmark of present dispensation and added the various measures are underway to provide better amenities to the people.
The Minister asked the district administration to establish grievances redressal cells in the district for effective implementation and monitoring of public delivery system.
He exhorted the officers to ensure that work on all the developmental work is carried out within the stipulated time and as per quality standards. He also stressed on judicious use of development funds. He also directed road network executing agencies to expedite the process of tendering so that various key projects start well in time for their time-bound completion.
While reiterating Government’s commitment of providing basic facilities at the doorsteps of the people, Minister for Sheep, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli said that officers must conduct frequent field visits to ensure quality works and completion of development works in set timeframes.
He said that various initiatives are afoot to improve road connectivity in the district and said that surface connectivity holds key to progress and overall development of any region.
The Minister also directed PDD and PHE authorities to strictly adhere to power supply schedule and avoid unscheduled curtailment, besides ensuring adequate water supply so that people do not face any inconvenience during the holy month of Ramadan.
Earlier, DDC Rajouri presented a detailed review of physical and financial achievements of various departments and the action taken on various decision of DDB.
The meeting was informed that against the approved budget and availability of funds the works are apace and the concerned departments are pursuing the desired targets vigorously.
The meeting also discussed at length the status of macadamization of roads in the district.
During the meeting, the legislators highlighted various problems and development issues of their respective constituencies and sought their early redressal.