While reviewing progress of schemes and projects announced in Delhi’s Budget (2014-15), Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to prepare two case studies of big projects delayed in the past, analyse the reasons for delay and use the findings for faster execution of in the future.
“In the education sector, he has directed that school principals provide fully functional and clean toilets. He said they must be made accountable for lack of facilities in any of the schools and laxity must be dealt with strictly,” an official said.
Secretary (PWD) Arun Baroka informed that construction of 10 new school buildings has already been awarded and process of sanction of 10 more school buildings is under process.
The L-G also laid special emphasis on teaching Urdu, Punjabi and Sanskrit and directed that the post of Urdu, Punjabi and Sanskrit teachers be filled up on priority. “Vice-chancellors of universities teaching these languages will be approached so that quality manpower is recruited,” an official said.
Jung also directed the secretary (health) to ensure that the required infrastructure be in place and required faculty be recruited to ensure that the new medical college at Rohini starts admitting students from the next session. “
“He directed that the plan to add 400 hospital beds in government hospitals must be done. He also said that Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital at Tahirpur must be made operational at the earliest..,” officials said.
Boroka informed the L-G that land for the new multi-speciality hospital in South Delhi has been identified at Sarita Vihar and work on the project will start so”n. “Around 30 dialysis units are operational and 50 new dialysis units under PPP mode will start functioning soon in the government hospitals,” an official said.
Jung also asked PWD to complete work of new old-age homes, working women hostels and homes for the specially-challenged.
Meanwhile, PWD will also be constructing multi-storeyed government accommodations at Rohini and Dwarka for judicial officers of different courts in Delhi within two years. The agency will spend Rs. 89.53 crores for these two projects, Baroka said.
PWD will construct 32 type-IV and 16 type-VI quarters for judges at Rohini Sector 26, which will cost Rs. 41.45 crore. Another 38 type-IV and 32 type-VI quarters for judges will be constructed at Sector 19, Dwarka for Rs. 48.8 crore.