Senior National Conference leaders locked horns during a board meeting at Pulwama on Monday over ‘non implementation ‘ of the board decision.
Sources privy to the development told a local news agency, KNS that soon after the board meeting began in Pulwama Monday morning, Senior National Conference leader and MP Gh Nabi Ratanpuri expressed his displeasure over what he said, “ non implementation ‘ of the board decision which irked his party colleague and MP, Dr Mehboob Baigh, who reportedly raised objection to Ratanpuri’s observations triggering some heated arguments between the two MPs.
According to sources the difference among the NC leaders grew wider when the chairperson of the board and Senior NC leader Sakeena Itoo jumped in and asked Ratanpuri to stop making allegations. Itoo’s remarks according to sources further irritated Ratanpuri who then reported indulged in the arguments with Itoo. Dr Beigh and Itoo had earlier told Ratanpuri that he being a ruling party member, can not criticize the working of government on any account which promoted Ratunapuri to state that he was just pointing out some short comings and was not indulging in any kind of blasphemy.
Pertinently this was the first board meeting of the season.
As per the annual plan outlay for Pulwama District for the current financial year would be over Rs 79.00 crore. Of this Rs 28.12 crore would be revenue component and Rs 51.00 crore as capital component. This was the first District Development Board meeting in the state.
This was stated at District Pulwama Board Meeting held here today with Minister for Social Welfare, ARI Trainings and Public Grievances Sakina Itoo in chair who also heads the board.
Addressing the meeting, Itoo called upon the officers that the board decisions should be implemented in letter and spirit, so that the development schemes taken in hand reach to the people on ground. She said that the projects which are under construction in various sectors should be completed in stipulated time and frame. She directed the district administration for developing the Pulwama town as a modal town and steps be taken for beautification of the Pulwama town.
The meeting reviewed the action taken on the decisions of the board meetings held last year and discussed in detail the fiscal and financial targets proposed for current financial year.
District Development Commissioner Pulwama Manzoor Ahmad Lone while giving the detailed resume of fiscal and financial achievements registered in the district said that Rs 61.18 crore has been utilized on various development schemes in the district during last fiscal.
It was stated in the meeting that Rs 12.20 crore have been proposed for R&B sector, under which 14 schemes would be completed during the current financial year and 38.45 kms road length are proposed for black-topped.
Under Social Welfare sector Rs 33.87 lacs are proposed to be spent on various social welfare schemes for SC/OBC communities. About 3100 students shall be given pre-matric scholarships, 112 ITI trainees shall be given stipend. Under nutrition programme Rs 3.65 crore are proposed for providing nutrition among 36099 beneficiaries of Pulwama district.
Under MGNREGA 6500 works are proposed to be taken to generate 12 lac mandatory incurring an amount of Rs 60 crore on this scheme.
Under IAY Scheme 1400 new houses would be constructed costing an amount of Rs 7 crore, the meeting was informed.
The meeting was told that 15 road connectivity schemes have been targeted for the current financial year under PMGSY.
Under PHE Sector an amount of Rs 6.70 crore are being proposed to be incurred under the said programme. 5 water supply schemes at an estimated cost of Rs 7.28 crore are proposed to be completed during current fiscal which include Gundbal, Androosa, Syed Mantaqi Colony Seerbagh, Syed Qasim Colony, Naina and Shadimarg.
Members of Parliament Dr Mehboob Beigh, Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri, legislators Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Syed Bashir Ahmad, Khaleel Bandh, Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, Radhey Sham, Bashir Ahmad Magray all head of Departments and officers of the district administration were present in the meeting.