Monitoring cell set up to check progress in dist dev projects

The government announced setting up of a monitoring cell to constantly check the progress of decisions taken by district development boards.

Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: July 19, 2010 5:48:25 pm

The government today announced setting up of a monitoring cell to constantly check the progress of decisions taken by various district development boards.

“The cell will monitor the implementation of decisions on monthly basis and prepare a status report. Action will follow for any lapse by the concerned functionaries on this count,whosoever high he may be,” Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said.

He also issued a stern warning to those found failing to comply with decisions of the boards or delays in implementing them.

“No excuses will be taken about the failure or delay in the implementation of the decisions and whosoever found guilty would be taken to task,” Abdullah said while chairing a meeting of Srinagar district development board here.

The cell would be headed by Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister.

Abdullah called for modifying the guidelines of Sher-i-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY) to expand its coverage ambit.

“It has been observed that some conservative provisions of SKEWPY prevent overwhelming majority of youth to get benefit of the scheme,as such,there is urgent need of making the guidelines easy and smooth,” he said.

The Chief Minister directed the Planning and Development Department to constitute a task force and finalise a comprehensive and concrete package for the betterment and economic welfare of artisans.

“There is a substantial population of artisans associated with various handicrafts who require immediate attention to better their lot and help their economic growth and development,” he said.

Omar hinted at a new Constituency Development Fund (CFD) scheme to make legislators more empowered and enhance the ambit of the scheme.

“Under the new proposed scheme the CFD can be raised from present level of Rs 50 lakhs to over Rs 1 crore,earmarking funds for different sectors to ensure balanced development of all sectors in a particular Assembly Constituency” he said.

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