Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked the administrative secretaries to push for the completion of the ongoing developmental projects in the state. She asked them to personally monitor the execution of these projects and remove bottlenecks expeditiously.
Chairing a meeting of the administrative secretaries here, after opening of offices in the winter capital, the Chief Minister asked them to “redouble” their efforts in chasing the targets and meeting the deadlines as much of the summer season “got wasted” particularly in Kashmir Valley due to the ongoing unrest that began on July 9, a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
Mehbooba also asked them to expedite the formulation of DPRs for the projects to be taken up under Prime Minister’s Development Programme and ensure their timely submission with the agencies concerned.
The Chief Minister complimented various departments like Health, PDD, PHE, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs among others for “rendering their services to the people despite trying circumstances during the past four months”.
She directed the secretaries to follow the developmental works in Kashmir Valley during winter months and also ensure smooth delivery of services by their respective departments and hold on the spot reviews regularly.
Mehbooba also directed the departments concerned to clear pending liabilities of various works already undertaken.
In view of the upcoming winter, the Chief Minister sought details of stocking of essential supplies at far flung areas of the state like Ladakh, Marwah and Wadwan.
She was informed that stock and supply position in these areas is “by and large satisfactory”.
The Chief Minister directed the Power Secretary to ensure minimum curtailment of electricity in the Valley in view of the upcoming winter.
She also directed augmentation of heating systems in the hospitals as well.
On the implementation of Public Services Guarantee Act in the state, the Chief Minister advised adoption of a transparent file tracking mechanism to avoid inordinate delays and ensure speedy disposals.
She also asked the officers concerned to be responsive to public grievances and try to mitigate the same to maximum extent possible.
Mehbooba also touched upon a host of issues like facilities being provided to darbar move employees, status of upcoming AIIMS, reports of alleged harassment of members of Gujjar community, traffic arrangements in Jammu city, drug de-addiction.