The chief secretary of the Department of Energy Development and Information, Rohit Kansal, visited Pulwama on Sunday to review the general development scenario in the district.
He examined firsthand all development and social security systems of the central government and the UT, assessed the performance of various departments and took stock of the winter readiness of the district administration
The chief secretary, who is also the designated secretary for Pulwama District, also assessed the sector performance of all departments.
The Chief Secretary underlined that the UT government is making sustained efforts to resolve difficulties and make social security and welfare systems easily accessible to all eligible citizens. He urged officials to undertake regular public relations work to ensure that all recipient-oriented programs are 100% exhausted and that public grievances are promptly addressed.
While reviewing the district investment plan and other major infrastructure projects in the district, the chief secretary provided instructions to the deputy commissioner to regularly monitor all infrastructure projects and ensure that they are completed within set deadlines. He inquired about the status of the energy expansion work carried out in the district and asked those affected to submit regular reports on the stages of project completion. He directed the power development department to disconnect the main defaulters who have not paid electricity charges and to conduct further inspections for electricity theft during the late hours.
The officials of the Power Department were expressly instructed to restore the power supply in the coming winters. “Plan ahead and allocate resources optimally to ensure minimal effort for ordinary citizens,” he said.
In his address to officials, he said that Pulwama is on the path of development and prosperity and can become a development model if officials and other stakeholders remain proactive and positive.
He emphasized the joint work of the officials and also instructed them to identify bottlenecks and obstacles in ongoing projects so that projects can be completed on time.
He claimed that a government official’s inadequate approach was impracticable and officials should be at the forefront of accessing public services.
Previously, the Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary gave a detailed overview of the development activities and program-related successes within the framework of the District Capex Budget, Languishing Projects, JJM, Back to Village, PWD, Power, PHE, Social Wealth, through a PowerPoint presentation , and other sectors.