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CEC Feroz Khan chairs review meeting of CAPEX Budget


CEC Feroz Khan chairs review meeting of CAPEX Budget

KARGIL, AUGUST 25, 2022:

Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the physical and financial progress on projects under CAPEX Budget 2022-23.

During the meeting, concerned officers appraised the CEC about project-wise physical and financial progress on different projects under CAPEX Budget. He also took stock of progress being made on the projects under the CAPEX budget.

CEC Khan instructed the concerned officers to execute irrigation-related works during the irrigation season only in order to execute developmental works on time.

The CEC also reviewed the progress on housing works and infrastructural development in the district including Boys and Girls Hostels at Jammu and further instructed the officials to complete the works as soon as possible.

CEC Khan expressed dissatisfaction and observed that despite giving go-ahead for works in the month of May 2022, a number of DPRs were yet to be completed. He instructed Superintending Engineer, R&B to ensure completion of all DPRs within a week.

The introduction of LIFMS and its impact on the implementation of the budget was also discussed in the meeting. Some technical issues were also raised by the district officers.

The CEC assured to take up the issues with the Finance Department, particularly accord of technical sanction of various projects.

CEC Khan also instructed Superintending Engineer R&B to expedite works on the Girls Hostel Jammu, additional block Kargil House Srinagar, VIP Guest House Council Secretariat and Assembly Hall Council Secretariat.

Setting November 2022 as the target time for completion of all works of additional block Kargil House Srinagar and Girls Hostel Jammu, the CEC said that said that he will personally inspect the works by the end of this month.

In end CEC Khan said the funds were released lately this year in July. He also acknowledged that the introduction of LIFMs also affected execution of works however, despite these challenges, he asked the executing agencies to ensure maximum expenditure of the CAPEX Budget this year.

Besides the CEC, Executive Councillor Sheep & Animal Husbandry Aga Syed Mehdi Fazily, Executive Councillor for works Mubarak Shah Nagvi, Deputy Commissioner/CEO LAHDC Kargil Santosh Sukhdeve, Chief Planning Officer Abdul Hadi, Superintending Engineer PHE Maqbool Hussain, Superintending Engineer R&B Abdul Mutalib, Project Officer Wages (ACD) Ghulam Muhammad, Executive Engineer REW Shabbir Hussain, Executive Engineer PHE Mohd Hassan, Executive Engineer I&FC Issa Ali, Executive Engineer R&B 2nd Mohd Sadiq, Executive Engineer Mechanical Mohd Hassan, Chief Agriculture Officer/ Deputy Director Command area Dev. Kargil Kacho Mohd Ali Khan, Executive Engineer SVD Sankoo Syed Mehdi, Executive Engineer KDA Tsering Nurbu, District Soil Conservation representative attended the meeting.

DC Kargil passed instructions to speed up the pace of execution of works. He stressed on concerned officers to ensure maximum expenditure under the Capex Budget. DC Santosh urged all concerned to take up works on priority, especially those nearing completion.

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