Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today visited Government Degree College to review its functioning including status of infrastructure and developmental projects underway for ensuring quality of education being offered by the institute.Deputy Commissioner, Sheetal Nanda also accompanied the Commissioner Secretary on the tour.Dr Samoon was informed that multi-storey Lecture Hall Block (G+3), Laboratory Block, Canteen Block, Chowkidar Quarter and a Sports Activities Room shall be constructed in a phased manner under Capex Budget 2017-18 for which DPRs have already been prepared by the PWD. Additionally, under RUSA, PWD will also expedite up-gradation work of Library Block, Administrative Building and Common Room for Girls.Commissioner Secretary directed PHE Department to prepare fresh cost offer for digging of additional bore well and water reservoir in the college. He was informed that Flood Control Department will soon take up construction of protection wall around college premises.
Later, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon also reviewed the latest status of various works taken up under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan by Jammu and Kashmir Universities at PWD Guest House, Jammu. Registrar, University of Jammu briefed the meeting on financial and physical achievements under RUSA. Out of Rs 1550 lac released to the university, an amount of Rs 1211.47 lakh has been utilized and balance funds shall be utilized by the end of February, 2017, he informed.Regarding University of Kashmir, it was informed by Mission Director, RUSA that the entire amount of Rs 1550 lakh has been utilized by the university besides completing 80% of the up-gradation works.For Cluster University, Jammu, Chief Engineer, PWD-Jammu informed the meeting that overall 80% work of all projects has been completed. Dr Asgar directed Chief Engineer, PWD-Kashmir/ Jammu to ensure completion of infrastructure in their respective Cluster Universities within stipulated time period.General Manager, JKPCC briefed the meeting about the status of construction of Engineering Colleges to come up at Safapora and Kathua. The agency was directed to expedite the work and complete the project within stipulated time period.