Bring perceptible change in work culture: Altaf Bukhari asks officers

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, JUNE 6: Instructing to ensure completion of the projects within stipulated time frame and utilization of standard material in the works, the Minister for R&B, Gardens, Parks and Floriculture, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has asked the authorities of R&B department to move out of offices to project sites and monitor how the works are going on the there. He warned that dead woods have no place in the administration and asked the authorities to prepare a list of such functionaries, who shrink their responsibilities. He asked them to bring a perceptible change in the work culture in their offices by proper usage of available manpower. He also ordered for tendering of all the works within a week after receiving approval from competent authority.

The Minister was reviewing the progress of the road and other projects at an officers meeting here today.

Commissioner Secretary, R&B, Rohit Kansal, Chief Engineer, R&B, Kashmir, S.K.Razdan, Managing Director, JKPCC, P.L.Bushan besides senior officer from Finance, Planning and Procurement departments were present in the meeting.

Underlining need for submitting timely utilization certificates to Government of India, the Minister said it will pave way to Central Government for releasing further funds for other ongoing projects. He asked Superintending and Executive Engineers to take care of this job and ensure that UCs are submitted to concerned agency  immediately after completion of the project.

The Minister ordered that no engineer should prepare DPRs of the projects without asking for this by a competent authority of the department and warned action against those who will violate the instructions. He said this tendency needs to be checked henceforth and asked the heads of the units to follow the set procedure while framing project reports.

Syed Altaf said that no project should suffer because of land acquisition and directed authorities to settle all such issues immediately. He asked them to follow strictly the guidelines prescribed for Central Road Fund (CRF) and NABARD besides reconciliation of the accounts with Finance Department.

The Minister also received brief about the progress of the projects approved by the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Syed for Kashmir Valley. He was told that some projects have been tendered and some are under tendering process while work is apace on certain projects.

The Minister asked MD, JKPCC to get insured all the projects and workmen before starting work on the project. He instructed R&B authorities to get fabricated work done by JKPCC to pave way for the organization to generate additional revenue. He assured MD that every effort would be made to strengthen financially the JKPCC.

The meeting was informed that 293 projects have been completed out 718, approved under Road Infrastructural Development Fund (RIDF) while work in progress on 409 projects. Under CRF 11 projects have been approved for Kashmir, the meeting was told.

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