Performance of contractors to be reviewed while renewing their licenses
Srinagar, Mar 27: In a move aimed at curbing delay in execution of development works in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to assess performance of contractors while renewing their licenses under the law governing their issuance.
In an order, a copy of which is in possession of The Precious Kashmir, the Roads & Buildings department has directed the authorities empowered for issuance of licenses to take into consideration performance of the contractors while renewing their licenses under the Contractor Registration Act.
According to the order, the government has directed the competent authority to seek information from the concerned division about works completed by a particular contractor, works completed with delay and works not completed by him.
The move comes after J&K government during a review earlier this month found that macadimisation works have not been completed as per timelines.
“Whereas, during review of macadimisation works on 06.3.2022 and 14.3. 2022 sanctioned under different schemes during 2021-22, it has been noticed that macadimisation works allotted to contractors have not been allotted as per the timelines. Non-completion/ delay in implementation of the projects sanctioned by the government where funds have been released amounts to blockage of the public investment which can be put to use for other public purposes. Non-completion of projects causes’ huge inconvenience to the public,” reads the order.