Jammu, Nov 13:
Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the progress of languishing projects
being funded by the Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance
Corporation Ltd. He also reviewed the status of Prisons department and School
Education sector in separate meetings held at the Civil Secretariat, here on
Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance; Bipul
Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lt. Governor were among the officers present on
Lt. Governor that JKIDFC has taken up 2,274 languishing projects with an
investment of Rs. 9111.25 crore.
directed Mehta to give preference to local labour and oversee that the labour
laws are being adhered to by the agencies responsible for engaging workforce
and check whether insurance cover is available to all of them.
keeping provision for maintenance of all the assets and creation of amenities
like overhead water tanks, library, common field in all the residential
projects. He emphasised strict quality control, use of anti corrosion building
material, compressive strength test for roads and suggested avoiding cost and
time overruns in infrastructure projects.
advised wide publicity of the completed projects with dissemination of
information regarding date of sanctioning and completion of the project so that
people become aware of the facilities created for their convenience.
meeting of the Department of Home attended by Shaleen Kabra, Principal
Secretary Home and V.K. Singh, DGP Prisons, a detailed presentation was given
by Kabra on the status of available infrastructure, occupancy of jails and
present capacity. He informed about the initiatives of the Department of
Prisons for welfare of prisoners.
discussed in detail the status of under trials, convicts, condemned and
detenues under the common law and militancy related laws. He directed fast
track recruitment of staff on vacant positions and completion of all the under
construction infrastructure projects of the Department at the earliest.
During the review
of School Education department which was attended by Sarita Chouhan,
Commissioner Secretary School Education and Directors of Education, Lt.
Governor advised regular health check-ups of students at least twice a year and
generation of their health cards. Lt. Governor suggested check-ups in presence
of parents so that they could be made aware of their children’s health issues.
He directed for creating health check up calendars in consultation with Health
suggested regular training for improving quality of teaching, survey of
facilities available in science and computer laboratories, check availability
of drinking water and toilet facilities in schools, identify vacancies of
lecturers and teachers for the next 5 years.
School Education was directed to organise first health check up in the month of
December in summer zone and in the month
of March in schools falling under winter zone. She was asked to ensure 100 %
availability of drinking water supply in all the schools by 31st December 2019
and complete survey of science and computer laboratories within the next 15
directed for filling up vacant positions in the department at the earliest and
stressed enhanced focus on schools having Gross Enrolment Ratio of less than 25
Accords sanction to contingency fund
Jammu, Nov 13:
Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu under section 69 of J&K
Reorganization Act, 2019 Wednesday accorded sanction for the establishment of
“Contingency Fund” for the Union Territory of the Jammu and Kashmir.