Ensure timely implementation of schemes: CM tells officials

Ensure timely implementation of schemes: CM tells officials
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Srinagar, Mar 20: Urging the officials to ensure success of schemes drawn up for general public by the government, The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister has directed authorities not to tolerate any corrupt official and take stern action against those found guilty.
Chief Minister has also directed top authorities in all the departments to visit the districts regularly and review implementation of various welfare programmes and schemes of the government.
Sources said that the Chief Minister in her directions has asked for completion of development works within stipulated time frame so that people could get their full benefit. “The government has already made known its resolve on development works and it will not tolerate any laxity on the part of the officials and the employees,” sources quoting CM directions said.
“To ensure proper implementation of government schemes and actual delivery of services to the people, it is important that all the supervisory officers, right from the heads of the departments to block level extension functionaries undertake intensive field visits,” according to sources, the CM has said.
Sources further said that the CM has also said that corruption would not be tolerated and stern action would be taken in any graft-related issue. “Strict action must be taken against those negligent officers and employees who deprive people from availing benefits of government schemes and from supply of public services,”
Sources said that CM has also sought the support of officers in field to ensure a clean, prompt and result oriented governance to people, particularly those living in far off, hilly and disadvantageous areas of the State.
Complimenting the Deputy Commissioners of the region for discharging their duties with maturity and maintaining peace and communal amity in their areas, sources said that Mehbooba Mufti has asked them to continue with the tempo. “To improve the imprints of governance, it is necessary to further enhance public outreach and conduct periodic visits to forward and far flung areas to know the difficulties of people there,”
Sources said that government has directed the heads of the departments to submit report to the government on implementation of government schemes. “The government has received many complaints regarding the poor implementation of government schemes and has observed that coordination between the government and the officials is essential for the success of the schemes,” sources said.
Sources said that government has told the officials that their performance will be judged on the proper utilization of funds in various schemes and other developmental works.
Sources said that the chief minister also has made it clear to the officers that laxity in the implementation of schemes meant for the welfare of women and children will not be tolerated.
Further the directions have been passed where the administrative secretaries, DCs and HODs have been told that developmental works should be started with proper approval from Planning and Finance department to know the source of funds and the concerned officials will be held responsible if these works get affected for want of funding. (KNS)