JAMMU, JANUARY 23: Secretary Planning Development and Monitoring Department (PD&MD), Aijaz Asad, today convened a meeting to review functioning of district level offices of the department.
The meeting was attended by Director General E&S, Director General (PMCE), Director General (PFD), Regional Directors (E&S) from Jammu and Kashmir besides district level Planning officers, among other officials from PD&MD.
The Secretary interacted with each district level planning officer and reviewed functioning of their respective offices. He assessed the status of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) being implemented at the district level, including updates on physical verifications, surveys and evaluation reports.
Emphasizing the pivotal role of CSSs in holistic growth and development of Jammu and Kashmir, Secretary underscored the need of achieving 100 per cent saturation of these vital schemes at the grassroots level. He instructed the Chief Planning Officers to ensure timely completion of all the schemes being directly implemented by the district authorities.
The Secretary impressed upon all District Statistics and Evaluation Officers to accomplish all work assignments promptly including 100 per cent completion of Physical Verifications, Evaluation Studies, Surveys, etc., within stipulated timelines.
He exhorted upon the need of optimally utilizing the technological interventions in the day to day working of district offices. In this regard, he asked for launching sensitization and capacity building programmes for the officers.