In order to carry out detailed and complete verification of projects being implemented under different schemes, the government ordered the deployment of additional staff in District Statistical & Evaluation Offices (DSEOs) in both the divisions of J&K.
The additional manpower comprises various officials of Statistical & Evaluation cadre, who have been mandated to verify at ground level each and every project being implemented in their respective districts of deployment.
An order to this effect was issued by the Finance Department, which envisages the officers and officials to complement other Statistical staff already present in the district offices to ensure verification and monitoring process of all the projects. A team of officers and officials of the rank of Statistical Officers, Statistical Assistants and Junior Statistical Assistants have been provided to each district for disbursing the said assignment.
The order further directs the DSEOs to work out a plan for 100% verification of all the projects implemented in the districts with the assistance of this additional staff deployed there.
The DSEO of every district shall also submit report to Finance Department by 5th of each month pointing out the achievements made against the target and shortcomings found, if any, in the projects.
The current deployment has been made in the background of earlier government order which reorganised and allocated the functions between Finance and Statistics Departments. The said order was made to strictly monitor and streamline the capital expenditure in each department from administrative to block level to improve outcome with respect to each unit of money spent.
The said exercise has been carried out to strengthen the institution of monitoring and evaluation right from the ground level of the official machinery for bringing transparency, accountability and efficiency in government expenditure.