Srinagar, Oct 3: Jammu and Kashmir administration has taken a serious note over floating of tenders for works by government departments without administrative approval.
Several developmental works have been affected in Jammu and Kashmir for want of funds as government departments have started works without administrative approval.
Despite repeated directives by the administration to seek proper approval from the administration before floating any tenders, there is no implementation on the ground.
This could be gauged that the Finance Department has issued directives several times in the last few months.
Recently it issued directives to one of the departments asking it how it did not seek proper approval before floating tenders.
Earlier, a circular was issued on July 8, 2020 where authorities of the Finance Department have pointed out that many departments were not uploading tender documents on e-portal and not following standard terms and conditions before starting any work.
In the circular, it has been mentioned that no work shall be initiated without administrative approval.
Similarly in March this year, the Finance Department has mentioned that many departments were not following proper procedure before starting any work.
Sources told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) that authorities have taken a serious note of this issue. “It has been decided to take strict action against officials who have started work without approval from the Finance and Planning and Development Department,” a top official in the Finance Department said. “Those found guilty will face action as per the Service Conduct Rules,” the official said.
The official said many developmental works have been halted for want of funding.
The official said that several departments while projecting new schemes and project proposals for inclusion in the annual action plans had not consulted the Finance and Planning and Development departments.
The source said that concurrence of the Planning and Finance department is imperative before projecting new developmental works.
Planning and Development Department acts as a nodal agency to look after the implementation of planning process in J&K.