JMC Commissioner reviews progress under Swachh Bharat Mission

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JAMMU: Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Arvind Kotwal conveyed a meeting and reviewed the progress of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL) and community and public toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission alongwith Pardeep Singh, Joint Commissioner (A), JMC. Commissioner directed the Engineering Wing of JMC to complete all the remaining toilet units so that desired result could be achieved well before the due date.

He further directed the Executive Engineers and Joint Commissioner (W) to expedite the construction of IHHL and also asked to blacklist the NGO who is not executing the construction of IHHL as per the guidelines of SBM and allot the work to some other NGO or Self Help Groups who intend to construct the toilets or also the applicant who is interested to construct the toilet by his own at the cost fixed for construction of toilet.

Kotwal also directed the Executive Engineers (C) and (T) and Health Officer for joint exercise of JEs and Sanitary Inspectors for verification of the beneficiaries whose applications have been received recently by JMC so the same could be undertaken for construction.

He asked for release of payments in respect of completed units. Commissioner while reviewing the progress of community and public toilets observed that there are some land disputes or NoCs have not yet been issued by the concerned departments due to which some CT/PTs could be undertaken for construction and directed the Executive Engineers of JMC to take up the issue with concerned departments for resolving the said issues.

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He also directed to expedite the constructions of CT/PTs which are in progress. He further asked the Engineering Wing of JMC to pay special attention towards completion of IHHL Units as September 5, 2018 is deadline for completion of such units.

Kushal Chand, Joint Commissioner (W), Prabodh Sharma, Executive Engineer (C), Arun Gupta, Executive Engineer (T), Dr Saleem Khan, Health Officer and other staff of JMC participated in the meeting.

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