Recently Secretary Planning of J&K government took a review of fund availability and expenditure position under centrally sponsored schemes.
He was told the expenditure has improved from Rs 5224 crore to Rs 6222 crore; an increase of 9% till 31st Jan, 2023 over the corresponding period of the previous Financial Year. Substantial progress will further get reported when MPR’s for the month of February are received by 5th of this month. Upto January 2023, an amount of Rs 2867.86 crore have been utilized under UT sector, Rs 288.81 crore under Negotiated Loans and approx Rs 1100 crores under PMDP.
So far 10920 works/projects have been completed during the current year under UT Capex Budget; which is in addition to projects which have been completed under the District Capex. The departments assured in the meeting to achieve the target of 22000 plus works under UT Capex as per the directions already conveyed by the office of Chief Secretary.
It was conveyed by Director General E&S that during the current year, 49899 works/projects were identified for physical verification and 45524 works/projects have already been physically verified (91%) by the field officers & data entered on the PV portal. Wherever certain deficiencies are observed, the verification reports are being shared with the concerned districts/departments. With regard to PMG, it was informed that State Project Monitoring Group is an institutional mechanism that helps to expedite issue resolution, fast-tracking of approvals/clearances for infrastructure projects. The participating officers were directed to upload about 10 projects of each Sector for being monitored under UT PMG Portal.