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Govt concerned over delay in completion of developmental works, Asks Deptts for geo-tag to ensure transparency

 

Faizan Ahmad

Srinagar Nov 30 (KINS): Expressing concern over delay in completion of developmental works, Government has directed departments to geo-tag all the developmental projects to ensure transparency and real-time monitoring of the works being undertaken in Jammu and Kashmir.

A source privy to a recently held meeting said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has directed the concerned officers to ensure geo-tagging of each project, besides initiating payments only after prior updation of geo-tagged images of the projects.

“We need to have a long term strategy for infrastructure investment which would play a key role in economic and social upliftment of the people. Strengthening vital infrastructure is the priority of the government,” the official quoted LG having said.

“He called for ensuring total transparency, through already created online transparent platform for funding of projects eliminating the ones which were funded without Tendering, Technical Sanctions and other necessary documents,” the official told news agency KINS.

The government has directed the officers for expediting the execution of projects targeted for current financial year.

Similarly government has directed that all developmental works shall be properly monitored. “Government has already initiated a probe into developmental works that were started without administrative approval,” he said.

Similarly, departments have also been told to seek prior approval from the Finance and Planning Department before starting any development works.

Departmental heads have been directed for ensuring total transparency, through already created online transparent platform for funding of projects eliminating the ones which were funded without Tendering, Technical Sanctions and other necessary documents.

Officers have been directed to stick to the deadlines formulated while preparing the target plan.

The officers have been directed to regularly monitor the execution of works for ensuring speedy execution, besides working in close synergy to avoid time lag between the funds released and their utilization. (KINS)

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