People-centric good governance focus of govt: L-G

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/10/2020 11:05:57 PM

Directs for expediting important projects to meet the fixed timelines

UDHAMPUR, Sep 8: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today observed that the People-Centric and Good Governance with hassle-free and smooth public service delivery is the prime focus of the UT Government.
The Lt Governor was on his visit to Udhampur District where he reviewed progress on the developmental activities being carried out in the District and interacted with scores of public delegations to take stock of their issues and developmental needs of the area.
The Lt Governor also e-inaugurated various developmental projects worth Rs 23.40 cr and laid e-foundation for projects of Water Supply Schemes costing Rs 5.17 cr.
Reiterating Government’s commitment for prompt redressal of people grievances, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to take comprehensive measures to improve public service delivery and adopt proactive approach for ensuring more responsive public grievance redressal.
Laying special focus on the saturation of schemes run by the Central and the UT Government, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to take all the requisite measures to ensure 100% coverage of eligible beneficiaries under Centrally Sponsored & individual beneficiary oriented schemes being implemented in J&K.
For ensuring saturation of various beneficiary oriented schemes, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to roll out a comprehensive mechanism to take the benefit of Jan Abhiyan programme for mass contact, which is being held from 10th September to 30th September, 2020.
He also set September 30 as a deadline for 100% Aadhaar Seeding of Ration Cards and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) registrations, besides directing for the mandatory payment under MGNREGA within 15 days. He also directed for maintenance of inventory and asset register in each Panchayat for record.
On noticing delays in the completion of some projects, the Lt Government directed the concerned officers and the executing agencies to expedite important projects so as to meet the fixed timelines. To achieve the goal of holistic development, all the projects must be completed within the stipulated time frame, he added.
While reviewing the status of Udhampur to Chenani NH-44, the Lt Governor asked the officers to take necessary measures to remove bottlenecks for timely completion of the project.
He also reviewed the progress on Jal Jeevan Mission and directed for speeding up the process of its implementation to cover targeted households of the district to achieve the large goal i.e 100% coverage across the UT well ahead of envisaged completion date of National Mission.
He stressed on maintaining close coordination among all the departments for time bound completion of works under execution.
At the outset, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Piyush Singla, gave a detailed presentation on the overall developmental scenario of the District.
During his visit, the Lt Governor met scores of public delegations comprising of BDC Chairpersons; Sarpanches, representatives of MCs of Udhampur, Chenani and Ramnagar; delegation of JKNPP led by former Minister, Harsh Dev Singh; former MLA, RS Pathania; Political leaders from various political parties including BJP, Congress, NC; Chamber of Commerce, Udhampur; delegations of Bar Association, Senior Citizens; Industrial Association Udhampur; Beopar Mandal; Artists & Sports Youth; ISKCON and listened to their issues and grievances.
The members of the delegations apprised the Lt Governor about various issues including implementation of 74th Constitutional Amendment; release of Rs 25 lakhs CDF to BDCs; relief and rehabilitation provision for landslide affected people of Gandhtop area; shortage of staff in Schools and Health Institutions; road connectivity, augmentation of power and water supply; upgradation of infrastructure; implementation of welfare schemes etc.
Sunil Kumar, National Awardee Teacher and Artists Sars Bharti and Pooja Bharti also met the Lt Governor. The Lt Governor congratulated Sunil Kumar for receiving the National Award.
Meanwhile, Artists Sars Bharti and Pooja Bharti projected the demand for exclusive Duggar Channel and its wide outreach in rural areas.
Meanwhile, e-foundations were laid for two important projects of Jal Shakti Department worth Rs 5.17 cr aiming at augmenting the water supply in the District. The projects included construction Of Water Supply Scheme, Thaplal (Ramnagar) costing Rs 3.18 cr and construction Of Water Supply Scheme, Galiote (Panchari) at a cost of Rs 1.99 cr.



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