Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting of officers here at Dak Bungalow to review the pace and position of various developmental projects undertaken by different executing agencies in the district.The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, DDC Kupwara Khalid Jehangir, ADC's, SEs and District officers from both the Districts.On the occasion, the DDC presented a detailed account of various developmental works under different sectors through a power point presentation. He briefed the chair about the physical and financial achievements made under different schemes and flagship programmes and said that about 16 projects have been completed within a stipulated timeframe. He said that several other projects are in its final stage of completion.Meanwhile, the DDC Baramulla highlighted various issues confronting the development and sought the cooperation of higher authorities in resolving them at earliest. He said that health department has a dearth of manpower due to which a lot of inconvenience is being faced by the people adding that about 100 positions of medicos and other paramedical staff are lying vacant in the sector. He also appraised the chair that four OT blocks are dysfunctional in the district hospital due to want of funds and other requirements.
Speaking on the occasion, Divisional Commissioner stressed for strengthening public delivery system for the overall betterment of the people. He emphasized upon all the officers to work diligently for the early completion of all the components of the projects.Terming accountability and transparency as essential components of an efficient administration, the Div Com directed all the concerned not to leave the station without prior permission of DDC. He directed for ensuring the installations of bio-metric attendance system in all government establishments so that the punctuality of the employees is maintained.Baseer Khan sought a detailed list of major projects which are yet to be completed owing to non-availability of funds or by some other reasons besides directing for constituting teams to monitor the projects and submit monthly reports regarding their performance.Regarding the recently surfaced mismanagement of drugs and medicines in Tangmarg area, Baseer Khan directs for constituting an enquiry committee under BMO concerned so that all the culprits are brought to justice. He said that no laxity will be tolerated over the quality control of the works.Meanwhile, various civil society members including transporters, traders and other sections of the society met the Divisional Commissioner who appraised him about their grievances in their respective sectors. He assured them that all of their genuine grievances will be addressed on priority.Earlier, the Divisional Commissioner chaired a similar meeting to review the developmental scenario of Kupwara district wherein District Development Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jehangir presented a detailed account of achievements through a power point presentation.