District Development Commissioner, Poonch, Inder Jeet chaired a meeting of officers of various Departments to review the stock position of essentials and overall winter preparedness in the district.The DDC took a review of overall winter preparedness in the district including power and water supply position, availability of ration, fuel, LPG, Fire & Emergency Service, Stock of medicine, Ambulance, 24x7 Control Room to listen to public problems and other essentials, besides measures taken for snow clearance.
While reviewing the status of power supply scenario in the district, the Deputy Commissioner directed the XEN JPDCL to maintain the necessary buffer stock of transformers at all sub Divisions and to keep men and machinery ready for restoration of power supply in case of disruption due to snowfall.
The DC asked the Assistant Director FCS&CA to arrange sufficient stock of food and LPG in the district so that people do not face any difficulties during winter.The DDC also stressed the Officers on readying men and machinery to ensure timely redressal of weather vagaries and subsequent interruptions of supply of water, electricity and road closure due to snowfall during the winter months.
The DDC also directed for setting up of a special 24x7 Control Room in the district to redress the winter related complaints of the public on fast track basis.The DDC directed the Chief Medical Officer to ensure availability of medicine and sufficient stock of drugs, medicine, ambulance services in the Distric Hospital and all Sub Divisional Hospitals especially in Snow bound areas besides making proper heating systems in all hospitals during the winter season.
The Deputy Commissioner strictly directed XEN R&B Poonch, Xen PMGSY,Poonch/Mendhar to keep men and machinery ready and to maintain all road connectivity.Further, qll officers were directed to submit a detailed Action Plan regarding the winter preparedness.
The meeting was attended by ADC, Dr. Basharat Hussain, Chief Planning Officer, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Zaheer Ahmed Kaifi, Assistant Commissioner Development, Abid Hussain Shah, CEO Tourism, Dr. Mohammad Tanveer, SDM Surankote, Chief Medical Officer, District Information Officer, Vishal Deep Chandan, Chief Education Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, SE PDD, XEN PWD(R&D)/JAL Shakti/JPDCL and other district and sectoral officers.