Udhampur, May 19: Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, Smriti Zubin Irani, conducted an extensive tour of Udhampur to review progress on various ongoing development works being executed under Centrally Sponsored Schemes and other programmes.
District Development Council Chairperson, Lal Chand, Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Sheetal Nanda, Vice Chairperson DDC, Juhi Manhas Pathania, Deputy Commissioner, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, SSP, Dr Vinod Kumar besides DDC and BDCs members and other district heads of various departments attended the meeting.
Union Minister took comprehensive review of financial and physical progress achieved under district Capex budget 2021-22 and 2022-23 and other vital development plans of Center government.
Smriti Irani directed the concerned departments to mobilize their men and machinery for effective implementation of all schemes. She emphasized coverage of 100 per cent eligible beneficiaries under all schemes.
While reviewing road wise progress of RDD and PWD sectors, Union Minister directed the concerned authorities to expedite the pace of progress on these works so that the set targets are achieved as per the given timelines.
Union Minister exhorted upon the DC to regularly monitor all ongoing development works and get feedback from district officers on daily basis for effective implementation.
Smriti Irani said that the Center government has launched various historic flagship programmes under the leadership of Prime Minister. She called upon the officers to make dedicated efforts towards taking the benefits of all these schemes to the targeted sections of the society.
Union Minister directed the officers to develop a good rapport with the people and pay them regular visits so as to assess their development needs and aspirations. She also asked them to organize awareness camps in all remote and far-flung areas so that the people are made aware about the benefits of these schemes.
She directed the concerned departments tto ensure that all the schemes launched by the Center government are implemented in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile, the district heads of various departments apprised the Union Minister of status of different schemes taken up by their respective departments.
Later, Union Minister had an interactive session with the PRI members who briefed her about various centrally sponsored schemes being implemented in their respective areas. She also sought feedback from them regarding status of implementation of various CSSs on ground.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, gave a sector wise detailed PowerPoint Presentation on various ongoing development works, flagship schemes being executed by different departments in the district.
He also briefed about the progress on various mega projects including Yoga International Convention Centre Mantalai, Chenani Sudhmahadev road (NH-244), NH-44, Udhampur to Chenani, Integrated Development of Tourist Facilitation centre at Mantalai. She also took stock of other sectors like PHE, PWD, PDD, Health, PMGSY, Social Welfare, Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Development Department, ICDS, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Jal Jeevan Mission, MGNREGA, etc.
The PRI representatives projected several issues and demands which inter alia included pending liabilities under MGNREGA works, implementation of JJM, establishment of degree college at Moungri, shortage of staff in educational institutions, installation of transformer, acute shortage of drinking water supply in Udhampur city, dilapidated condition of PMGSY road, establishment of cutting and tailoring centre, SRTC Bus service and other matters.
Union Minister issued on the spot directions to the concerned officers for resolving the issues projected during the session in a time bound manner.
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