By: Sameer Lone
Srinagar: Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta has taken a serious note over the failure of majority of departments with regard to furnishing of monthly achievement reports on development works.
According to official sources, the government of J&K has made it mandatory for the departments to submit monthly reports on developmental achievements as it helps the Government in assessing the performance of the officers as well as identifying the bottlenecks impeding the works so that necessary corrective steps could be taken well in time.
Sources told The Precious Kashmir that the Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta has issued a stern warning to administrative heads of the Departments from dragging feet on furnishing monthly achievements about developmental activities even after numerous communications and instructions.
“This has been viewed seriously by the Chief Secretary, who has issued stern warning for sticking to the time-frame,” a top official said.
It may be noted that the General Administration Department vide order number 44/2018 had asked the Administrative Secretaries towards the decision of the Government about seeking information regarding major developmental activities and achievements on a monthly basis.
According to the order, the Administrative Secretaries were told that monthly information on the subject be furnished to the Principal Secretary to the Government, Planning Development and Monitoring Department for the consolidation and its onward submission to the Principal Secretary to the Governor by 3rd of every month.
However, there has been no strict compliance to this directive as only few departments submit monthly achievements while many other departments drag feet.
The monthly reports help the Government in making proper projections about the implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes to the Government of India as the same is crucial for obtaining further financial assistance from the concerned Union Ministries.