Baramulla, Jul 16: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam visited Baramulla last evening to review the developmental scenario and progress on implementation of various projects in key sectors under the centrally sponsored “Aspirational Districts” programme.
He was accompanied by the Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal.
The Chief Secretary took a comprehensive and sector-wise review of implementation of the developmental projects in the district at a meeting of the district officers.
District Developmental Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, DIG North Kashmir, SSP Baramulla, ADC, Director Planning, SEs and XENs of different line departments, CMO, CEO and other district and sectoral officers were present at the meeting.
The Chief Secretary stressed upon the concerned officers to work with fresh zeal and enthusiasm for the holistic development of the district. He directed the concerned to expedite the pace of work on the projects under execution so that the targetsare achieved within the stipulated time frame.
The Chief Secretary appreciated the officers for achieving the targets in different sectors. He sought detailed report about the components that are lagging behind due to some faults besides assuring every possible support in ensuring progress and prosperity of the district Baramulla.
He called for effective coordination between various departments so that qualitative services are delivered for the overall welfare of the people. He emphasized upon strengthening the public accountability and transparency besides terming the indices vital for efficient administration.
Chief Secretary also reviewed the progress of works under “Aspirational Districts” programme wherein he was informed by various heads of departments about their status. He reiterated upon the concerned to work with more diligence so that the district is placed at par with other developing districts of the country on developmental fronts.
On the occasion, the DDC Baramulla briefed the Chief Secretary about the status of various developmental activities being undertaken by different executing agencies. He presented a detailed account of the implementation of various centrally as well as state sponsored schemes besides highlighting the scale of socio-economic progress of the district.
Dr Naqash briefed the chair about the overall progress made in various sectors apart from presenting targets and achievements under different schemes viz UJWALLA, UJALA and several others. Moreover, he thoroughly highlighted the various activities that were carried out during the period of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. He presented a detailed account of achievements in various other sectors including health, education, agriculture etc besides highlighting efforts to yield more progressive results in these sectors. He also highlighted the urgent requirements in health sector and public infrastructure.