‘Ensure Benefits Of Govt Schemes Reach The Last Person’
Jammu: Setting one month deadline for making e-offices functional in all the directorates, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday asked the officers for conducting audit and ensuring rationalization of manpower, besides ensuring benefits of government schemes reach the last person in the Union Territory.
Chairing a meeting of secretaries here at the Civil Secretariat on Monday, during which a wide range of policy initiatives, speedy and timely completion of developmental projects were discussed, the LG said that various policies and measures being undertaken by the government must achieve the target of sustainable development.
“It is our utmost duty to ensure that the benefits of government schemes reach the last person,” Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.
During the meeting, he said, the LG directed all the District in-charge Secretaries to regularly review their respective districts and make sure that officers on the ground are delivering benefits of all central and UT schemes with complete transparency.
The LG, he said, also directed for identifying minimum five talented youths from every panchayat, who are willing to become entrepreneurs.
“The Lt Governor reiterated that the UT government is committed to provide livelihood opportunities to the youth of J&K,” the official spokesperson said.
“The Lt Governor set the deadline of one month for making e-offices functional in all Directorates. He advised the concerned heads of departments for conducting audit and ensuring rationalization of manpower,” he added.
According to the official spokesperson, Sinha asked the concerned departments to submit Utilization Certificates (UCs) for expenditure of works, especially the centrally sponsored schemes on priority.
He said that directions were also issued for regular reviews of various social security and welfare schemes for their maximum reach covering all eligible beneficiaries, besides ensuring that the relief amount is disbursed to all the farmers immediately, who suffered crop damage due to recent snowfall and hailstorm.
Taking note of the reports of unscheduled power curtailment and disruption of water supply in various areas, the official spokesperson said that the LG asked the concerned administrative secretaries to continuously monitor the ground situation and take proactive measures while sensitizing the field functionaries to avoid inconvenience to general public.
Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance department; ; Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department Vivek Bhardwaj, Principal Secretary to LG
Nitishwar Kumar, Administrative Secretaries, Heads of the Departments, and other senior officers remained present during the meeting, in person and through virtual mode, the official spokesperson said.
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