Submit progress reports on development projects: Govt to HODs

‘RFDs to judge performance of deptts, delay in public delivery won’t be tolerated’

By: Sameer Lone

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government led by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has directed all the departmental heads to submit monthly reports about their departments functioning and any inordinate delay in public delivery won’t be tolerated.

A senior official in the civil secretariat told the Precious Kashmir that the Lt Governor has made it clear to the department heads to work with a motto of development and welfare of the people.

“Development projects are the backbone of a region’s holistic development. People of J&K have very high expectations from the government, so make sure that all the projects and public grievance redressal and public works are completed within the stipulated time frame to fulfill the aspirations of the people,” the official quoting government’s directives to departments.

Sources told that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Chief Secretary have expressed concern in various meetings over the delay in the public delivery system and grievance redressals.

“The beneficiaries under various schemes like PMAY get the installments too late. The Chief Secretary has taken a serious notice of similar complaints and has directed the deputy commissioners to take immediate measures to avoid delays,” a senior official said.

The departmental heads have been directed to submit monthly progress reports about their works and pendencies and justify the delays with proper remarks, failing which necessary action will be taken against the concerned officer.

The officers have been directed to work in a close synergy to remove any bottlenecks coming in the way of progress of works, besides ensuring timely completion of all the projects with strict adherence to the quality norms.

The official said departments have also been told to submit annual Results Framework Document (RFD) to the government.

The RFD is aimed to judge the “performance of departments” and to bring “transparency” in their functioning.

“Once the departments submit their RFD report to the government, the planning, development and monitoring department has to prepare its own report to check the progress of development in J&K,” the official said.

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