Constitution Of A Standing Committee To Assess The Proposals For Administrative Approvals In J&K

JAMMU, March 01: Sanction has been accorded to the constitution of a Standing Committee Vide Govt Order No. 174 -GAD of 2016 Dated: 01.03.2016, comprising the following, to assess the reasons for costescalation of the projects for which the departments are seeking revised Administrative Approval:  1.Administrative Secretary, Planning & Development Department.(Chairman), 2.  Administrative Secretary, Power Development Department.(Member),  3. Administrative Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department. (Member),  4. Administrative Secretary, PHE, Irrigation,& FC.( Member),  5. Administrative Secretary of the concerned Department.(Member Secretary),  6. Development Commissioner, Works. (Member).

The terms of reference of the Committee shall be: i) To assess the reasons for time and cost over-runs against the pre-defined parameters so as to reduce the scope for discretion and open ended cost and time escalation; ii) to undertake detailed(CTN) examination of the basis/reasons for cost and time over-runs before recommending the accord of Administrative Approval to the revised cost of projects valuing above a given threshold to ensure an element of structured accountability in project implementation; and iii) to fix responsibility of the concerned officers in every case in which the over-runs are not justified.



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