SRINAGAR, JULY 24: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the officers to be responsive to the needs and demands of people and ensure their resolution in a dedicated manner.
Chairing a review meeting of key developmental projects in the Districts of Jammu, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur here today, the Chief Minister directed the Administrative Secretaries to make the Deputy Commissioners and heads of Departments accountable in terms of reaching out to people and solving their day to day problems. She said low spending by the officers reflects poorly on their performance which would be viewed seriously.
Mehbooba Mufti asked the Chief Secretary to evolve an organised mechanism to evaluate and monitor the implementation of decisions of the District Development Board meetings, commitments and directions of the Chief Minister made and issued from time to time.
The Chief Minister directed posting of adequate Dogri, Urdu and Punjabi language teachers at the Colleges for teaching these subjects. She also directed exploring the feasibility of setting up an ITI at Ramnagar and early completion of Bani Degree College by early next year.
Legislators of these Districts; Chief Secretary B.B. Vyas; Administrative Secretaries of various Departments and senior officers were present in the meeting.
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, M. K. Bhandari, Deputy Commissioners and District Officers of these Districts also attended the meeting via video conference.
Today’s meetings were part of the initiative of the Chief Minister of providing a direct interface between the public representatives and the officers. The public representatives hailed the initiative of the Chief Minister for getting a firsthand appraisal of developmental works from the executing agencies and the corresponding response from the public representatives.
2015 Kashmir Despatch