|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Feb 26: Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Rohit Kansal today chaired a meeting to review the financial and physical progress on the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) of Power department in Jammu and Kashmir. The Principal Secretary reviewed district-wise and circle-wise status of financial and physical status of the ongoing works under different CSS being executed by different agencies in various districts and circles of the Union Territory. The Principal Secretary was informed that for projects of Jammu division, being executed circle-wise and district-wise under PMDP-Urban Scheme, out of Rs 537.32 crore sanctioned amount of center share, Rs 212.04 crore has already been spent. Similarly, under the PMDP-Rural scheme, out of a sanctioned amount of Rs 464.40 crore, an amount of Rs 126.76 crore has been spent on the projects. While reviewing physical and financial progress on CSS, Kansal directed the concerned officers to remove all the bottlenecks and RoW issues so as to speed up the execution of the projects. He also asked the concerned engineers to prioritise works and formulate definite timelines for early completion of these projects. He also directed the concerned chief engineers of both the Corporations (JPDCL, KPDCL) to minimize the gap between completion of projects and handing over the same to be put for public use at the earliest.