Seeks timeline completion of mega projects, coverage of all eligible persons under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
SAMBA, SEPTEMBER 25: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar on Monday chaired a meeting of district officers, focusing on the evaluation of ongoing development projects, including Central Sponsored Schemes and various other developmental initiatives in the Samba District. The meeting took place at the Conference Hall of the DC Office Complex.
At the onset of the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Samba, Abhishek Sharma presented a comprehensive overview of the district’s developmental profile.
The Divisional Commissioner was given a detailed briefing on the physical and financial accomplishments under District Capex, as well as updates on the major projects underway in the district.
The meeting was attended by the District officers in addition to other senior functionaries including Senior Superintendent of Police, Additional District Development Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner and Chief Planning Officer among others.
Regarding significant projects underway in the district, the Deputy Commissioner provided updates on various endeavors, including the construction of the Vijaypur Bus Stand under JMRDA, the construction of Purmandal Degree College Building, the upgrading of the Municipal complex, the creation of a multifunctional complex at Bus Stand Samba, the construction of the Nari Niketan building, and the development of an OPD Block at the district Hospital.
Emphasizing the importance of timely completion of the projects, the Divisional Commissioner urged the Deputy Commissioner to personally monitor the progress of these critical projects.
Discussing Rural Sanitation works, the Divisional Commissioner stressed the need for evolving an effective mechanism through Common Service Centers (CSCs) for the better maintenance of rural assets.
Reviewing the progress of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), the Divisional Commissioner instructed the Rural Development Department to prioritize the allocation of houses to landless individuals and ensure the success of the AWAS Plus scheme. He also directed municipal authorities to accelerate the saturation of PMAY-U cases in urban areas.
Referring to creation of Solid Waste Management Units, segregation sheds and collection points, the Divisional Commissioner emphasized the importance of adhering to project timelines.
To boost wage employment, the Divisional Commissioner called for increasing the number of person-days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Additionally, he urged the organization of special gram sabhas to garner community support for PRI grants and projects.
Regarding the progress of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) works, the Divisional Commissioner stressed the need for achieving 100% saturation and prioritizing the construction of Tube Wells.
Recognizing the importance of synergy among stakeholder departments, the Divisional Commissioner tasked the Deputy Commissioner with convening a meeting involving ACD, CEO, BDOs, XEN REW, XEN PWD (R&B), and contractors to ensure that objectives are met within the stipulated time frame.
Discussing road connectivity, the Divisional Commissioner called upon the XENs of PMGSY, PWD, and REW to expedite ongoing road projects and ensure timely maintenance.
Highlighting the need to address issues faced by pensioners, the Divisional Commissioner asked for hosting sensitization cum awareness camps to educate beneficiaries.
Emphasizing the creation of self-employment opportunities, the Divisional Commissioner urged the early implementation of beneficiary-oriented schemes aligned with market demand and skilled workforce mapping.
Regarding the power scenario in the district, the Divisional Commissioner directed the Executive Engineer PDD to ensure round-the-clock electricity supply and recover pending Power Fair dues from consumers. He also emphasized the reduction of AT&C losses and an increase in revenue collection.
The Divisional Commissioner called upon all departments to adopt a public-friendly approach in their operations and underscored the importance of digital penetration across the district.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Benam Tosh; ADDC, Rajinder Singh; ADC, Suresh Chander; CPO, Sukhleen Kour; ACD, Sidharth Dhiman besides district officers of all the key departments attended the meeting.
In a separate meeting, Div Com reviewed revenue matters in Samba District.
He also reviewed the status of digitalization of Jamabandies, quality checks, status of online services, land acquisition for important Government projects and other related issues.