SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 16: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired separate meetings to review the progress made, so far, on Chief Minister’s decisions and District Development Board (DDB) decisions for twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar and Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz apprised the Divisional Commissioner about the progress achieved under Chief Minister’s decisions and District Development Board (DDB) decisions for their respective districts.
DDC Pulwama briefed the Divisional Commissioner in detail about action taken report on Chief Minister’s commitments which she had made to the general public during the recent public durbar held at Pulwama.
On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that DPR amounting to Rs.1. 03 crore has been prepared for the additional accommodation for doctors on available land of CMO premises.
Regarding the construction of Community hall at Pulwama on CMO’s office premises, a long pending demand of the people of Pulwama, Divisional Commissioner was informed a DPR for Rs.7.95 crore has been framed and submitted to Planning Department for the release of funds.
Regarding the extension of Fruit Mandi Pulwama, Div Com was briefed that land acquisition process has been completed and award formulated. But due to the paucity of funds disbursement could not be done.Div Com directed the DDC to take up the matter with Horticulture department so that requisite money is released.
With regard to upgradation of Naina Hospital to sub-district level, the meeting was briefed that the proposal for creation of additional staff has been submitted to the Administrative Department along with request to release Rs. 80.00 lakh as additionality for purchase of medical equipments.
Regarding construction of separate maternity hospital for Pulwama, Divisional Commissioner was informed that land has already been identified at Chandgam Pulwama. However, it was said that till maternity hospital is constructed, the same can be made functional on temporary basis in SDH Rajpora.
Similarly, regarding setting up of maternity hospital at Aripal Tral, it was given out that recently Government has approved construction of new building for the said health institution. Regarding augmentation of District hospital Pulwama, Director Health informed the meeting that Directorate of Health Services has released funds to JK MSC Ltd. for procurement of C.T Scan for the hospital.
With respect to declaring village Naina and Dugripora as backward, DDC informed that the file along with all the requisite formalities has been submitted to Backward Classes Commission for further approval.
For creation of Social Welfare Office, R&B Sub-Division, Irrigation Sub- Division and ZEO Office at Litter, it was that a feasibility report for establishment of ZEO office has been submitted to Director School Education Kashmir and regarding the establishment of Social Welfare Office the matter has been taken up with Administrative Department.
With respect to the construction of Dogripora and Reshipora bridges, the meeting was told that the work on Dogripora Bridge is going on in full swing.
Similarly, DDC Shopian briefed the Divisional Commissioner in detail about action taken report on Chief Minister’s commitments which she had made regarding the district.
The Divisional Commissioner stressed on time-bound completion of all the developmental works and CM’s directions on priority. Calling for complete synergy between various Departments involved in infrastructure building and implementation of various welfare schemes, he stressed on strict adherence to timelines for completion of all on-going projects so that the people at large can benefit.
He asked all the officers to put in extra efforts for judicious and effective utilization of funds besides removing bottlenecks hindering developmental works.
Divisional Commissioner directed both the DDCs to ensure expeditious execution of developmental works to extend desired benefits to the people. He also asked them for keeping a strict check on quality of works, adding that efforts should be made to create sustainable assets catering to area-specific developmental needs.
Director School Education, Director Rural Department, ADCs, ACRs, and ACDs of Pulwama and Shopian, SEs of R&B, PHE and PDD, Exens of PHE, PDD, R&B, CMOs, District officers of Education, Social Welfare, Transport, Forest, Agriculture, District Youth Service & Sports, Sheep Husbandry, Labour, Horticulture, Fisheries, Industries, Tehsildars, JKPCC, and other concerned were also present in the meeting.