Chief Secretary reviews Priority areas with DCs


Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Saturday chaired a video conference with Deputy Commissioner (DCs) to review the progress of implementation of various programmes and resolution of issues of public importance.

Chief Secretary directed DCs to position a DropBox in every Panchayat by December, 30 2019 to enable citizens to register their complaints and grievances with the Government.  DCS will draw a roster of employees to collect the grievances from the Drop Boxes on a weekly basis.

Pertinently, the decision to place a DropBox in every Panchayat has been taken in the first Administrative Council meeting chaired by the Lieutenant Governor on December 4 2019.

Chief Secretary referred to the explicit directions of the Lieutenant Governor on the improvement in work culture and bringing in seriousness, accountability, urgency and transparency in the functioning of offices to attend and address the grievances of the public promptly.   He urged the DCs to set highest work standards in their offices and subordinate offices within the district for the speedy delivery of various services and qualitative outcomes.

Chief Secretary observed that Lieutenant Governor has written to all DCs for monitoring the execution of all languishing projects in their districts for their timely completion. Chief Secretary informed that it would be the resolve of the Government to complete all these languishing projects by end of December 2020 so that their benefits percolate to the general public.

Chief Secretary asked the DCs to review the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission- Har Ghar Nal under which all districts will be covered for piped drinking water in a phased manner by 2021. In the initial phase, 7 districts viz Poonch, Reasi, Samba, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Shopian and Pulwama will be covered for 100% piped water coverage by March 31 2020. In the second phase, 7 more districts will be covered by 31 December 2020 and in the third and final phase, 6 remaining districts will be covered by December 31 2021.

Chief Secretary asked DCs to review the formulation of DPRs of all identified works for 100% coverage in the districts under Jal Jeevan Mission with their SEs/ EXNs, book expenditure and work zealously so that J&K emerges among the first to have 100% piped water supply. He also asked the Engineers of the PHE & IFC Department to follow the detailed guidelines on the procurement and tendering of works, issued by the PHE and IFC Department.

Chief Secretary directed DCs to ensure that Rs 5 Crore released for execution of the works identified under Back to Village (B2V) Programme are utilized quickly to ensure against lapsing of these funds.

Chief Secretary asked the DCs to review the preparation of the District Environment Plans being monitored by the National Green Tribunal and submit the same by December 20, 2019, positively.

He asked the DCs of Kashmir Division to complete the process of re-registration of schools for scholarship schemes before the stipulated date. DCs will ensure the completion of the process relating to the submission of online applications of eligible students for availing the benefit of post-matric scholarship schemes by  December 31, 2019.

Chief Secretary asked the DCs to furnish necessary details to the Rural Development Department in connection with the appointment of Administrators for vacant Panchayats.

DCs will submit the pending UCs for the earlier Census to the Planning Development & Monitoring Department within a week positively. DCs will also review with their Chief Animal Husbandry Officers uploading of the data on nationwide Artificial Insemination (AI) Programme.

Chief Secretary appreciated the efforts of the DCs in retrieving the State land which can be utilised for the establishment of Industrial Estates for generating employment for the youth of the J&K.


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