Construction of Govt flats in J&K in lurch; CAG hits out at authorities

Jammu: Comptroller and Auditor General of India has expressed concerned regarding the delay in building of government flats. In the report CAG stated that department had not formulated any long term Perspective Plan for development of colonies in Srinagar and Jammu indicating actual requirement of accommodation and modalities for development of colonies.

The CAG in its report for the year ended March 31, 2015, said the work on construction of 400 residential flats taken up in June 2012 at an estimated cost of Rs 85.92 crore for completion within three working seasons, had not been completed as of March 2015 due to insufficient funding.

Audit scrutiny showed that the government had released Rs 5.30 crore (six per cent) during 2012-15 and against the targeted construction of 25 blocks (400 flats), work in three blocks had been completed to the extent of only 40 to 95 per cent whereas work on remaining 22 blocks (352 flats) was not started as of March 2015, CAG report said.

According to the given time line the construction of 48 flats should be completed by august 2015 and construction of other should be scrapped due to non-availability of funds by planning and development comission.

The CAG report also said that the government quarters constructed on 18 kanals and nine marlas of land at Khazir Manzil and Dalgate Srinagar were gutted during 1989-90.

It said that no plan was formulated for re-development of these colonies during last 25 years.

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