Srinagar, Feb 04: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday directed departments to adhere to rules while according administrative approval for development works.
According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the General Administration Department today came up with detailed instructions to be followed by executing agencies for according administrative approval to development initiatives.”
Attention of the all the administrative departments is invited to the detailed instructions laid down in the provisions of General Financial Rules, 2017, regarding procedures to be followed for according administrative approval,” reads the circular issued Financial Commissioner Revenue, Finance department, Arun Kumar Mehta.
According to the directive, no work shall be commenced and liability incurred in connection with it until administrative approval is obtained from administrative approval in each case in terms of Rule 136(1) of General Financial Rules, 2017.
As per KNO, the circular states that executing agencies shall take different aspects like whether work to be initiated is necessary, whether necessary funds are available in budget estimates.
The department have also been asked that unnecessary items of expenditure and scope of subsequent changes in the proposal shall be avoided. The other necessary guidelines for executing agencies is that per unit cost of construction is calculated taking into account rates adopted for similar earlier works as well as normative cost of construction and factor in maintenance and upkeep of the project.
The department have been directed to look into whether expected date of commencement and completion of works are clearly mentioned. They have also been directed that comprehensive proposal is considered for approval instead of a part, so that intended outcome is fully on completion of activities proposed