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Stressing on the need to complete the on-going projects within the stipulated time, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Sunday warned of stern action against the officials who fail to meet their deadlines.
The Minister said this in a meeting convened to review the progress of various on-going developmental projects executed by Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), Kashmir province.
While reiterating the need to strictly adhere to their deadlines, the Minister cautioned the JKPCC engineers that failure in meeting their deadlines would not be acceptable, and serious note would be taken against the errant engineers.
He said failure of any department reflects badly on the government’s performance also.
Remembering the words of former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Syed about the quality of people working in administration, the Minister said, “Mufti sahib always used to say that our administration is best in the country, provided they work with dedication and zeal.”
Turning philosophical, Veeri impressed upon the officials present in the meeting that they should not do the good work only to earn worldly rewards, but to be remembered for their good deeds.
“If you contribute something towards people, you not only feel satisfied but people would also remember you forever,” the minister said.
Taking a strong note for not preparing early Draft Project Reports (DPRs) that need to be sent to Centre for getting grant under Central Roads Fund (CRF) scheme, Veeri said that even centre has complained that our DPRs do not come to them regularly.
Asking Director, JKPCC, Dileep Thusu and his team to prepare DPRs for 500 bridges within one week, the Minister said a separate team should be constituted for DPRs preparations.
The Minister said that he feels that JKPCC should have its own team which should be moved within the department only.
During the meeting, the Minister was informed that presently JKPCC has 271 schemes under execution at an estimated cost of Rs 2573.88 Crores.
The completion work on 26 bridges with an estimated cost of 169.62 would be completed in next six to 12 months Mr. Veeri was informed during the meeting. Besides, the Minister was also briefed about the various works done by JKPCC for Health, and Medical Education, Higher Education, and Technical Education.
The meeting was also attended by Financial Controller, JKPCC, M A Mir; General Manager Central, JKPCC, Harkewal Singh, including all deputy general managers from civil, electrical, and mechanical wings from Kashmir division.
Notably, the J&K Projects Construction Corporation Limited is a government owned company which was incorporated in 1965. “It had an authorized share capital of Rs 25.00 Lakh and corresponding paid up capital of Rs 10.00 Lakhs. The authorized capital was raised from time to time and finally it was raised to Rs 200.00 Lakh in 1981-82 with the paid up capital to Rs 152.50 Lakh,” the website of the JKPCC read. “The Board of Directors agreed to raise the authorized share capital to Rs 500.00 Lakh.”
The Corporation has its own building complexes both in Jammu and Srinagar and has added a fleet of Machinery to augment the construction methods on modern lines Also JKPCC has set up material testing laboratories on modern lines both at Jammu & Srinagar on collusion with M/s AIMIL.