Minister for Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli Tuesday directed the Head of the Departments (HoDs) of Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments of Jammu division to start the process of detachment of all the officers and officials temporarily attached to different offices. He asked the heads of the departments to furnish the list of the attached officers and officials to the Administrative Department within a fortnight.The instruction in this regard was issued by the Minister while chairing a meeting here today to review the functioning of Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments.Minister of State for Forests, Environment, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad was also present in the meeting.“Government is committed to bring in more transparency in the delivery system and activate working at all levels so that the common people is benefited by its schemes”, Kohli said. He asked all the departments to work with renewed energy by activating the officers and officials at all levels.
The Minister asked the concerned to identify all the vacant posts including Gazetted and Non-Gazetted and initiate the process of filling up of these vacancies on fast track basis. He further instructed them to vigorously pursue recruitment for the vacancies referred to the Public Service Commission and SSRB. He stressed on rationalization of veterinary staff to fill the posts of Vet Doctors and para-vets in rural, hilly areas.
Referring to renovation of Laboratory at Panthal Sheep Farm, the Minister instructed the concerned to speed up the pace of upgrading of this vital facility taken up at cost of Rs 1.5 crore and ensure completion of work all respects within stipulated time frame. He also asked them to ensure its early functioning.The Minister also asked the concerned to prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) for construction of structures for dressed chicken at Nagrota Jammu and submit the same to the concerned quarter for arrangement of funds.Detailed discussions were also held on transferring of land identified for fodder at Chattha farm and Poultry Farm at Balicharana. The Minister directed the Divisional Commissioner Jammu for immediate removal of bottlenecks if any in this regard.
On the occasion, the Minister of State for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor asked the concerned to work with dedication and ensure judicious utilization of available funds earmarked for current fiscal. He also asked them to gear up respective field staff and ensure proper implementation of welfare schemes launched by the State and Centre Governments for economic well being of cattle rearers.Regarding details of achievements of Animal Husbandry Department till ending September, 2017, it was informed that 39911 animals were castrated, 12.79 Lakh animals treated, 10815 Backyard poultry units established and 867 awareness camps and Kissan Conferences were held during the period. It was further informed that department sold 14.01 quintal Poultry meat, produced 12700 litres milk at Government Farms, administered vaccination to 93.45 lakh animals, performed 18.01 lakh dosing and sold 1.16 lakh breeding birds. It was further informed that Private Farms in the region produced 2.34 lakh eggs during the period.The meeting was attended by Director Fisheries J&K, R N Pandita, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, K K Bhardwaj, Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu, K K Sharma, Managing Director, J&K Wool Board M Sharief and other officers of Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments.