JAMMU, JUNE 20: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Avny Lavasa today chaired a meeting to discuss and review flood protection preparedness in view of the ensuing monsoon season, here at a meeting of stakeholder departments.
The concerned officers gave a detailed presentation about the flood prone areas and protection measures being made to deal with any eventuality.
Asking the officers to work out flood management plans, the DDC underlined the need to activate control rooms at District, Tehsil and block levels to ensure their functioning round the clock.
Directions were passed for identification of vulnerable points and cleaning deep drains and nallahs to prevent water logging during the monsoon. “Keep men and machinery ready with tents, boats, sand bags, life jackets and other rescue equipment and make available dewatering pumps at vulnerable locations as precautionary measures” she asked the concerned departments. The JMC and R&B Department were asked to complete the de-silting of the deep drains in advance to avoid water logging during rains.
She further directed to take immediate measures to fill gaps, if any, to avert/ tackle arising incidents during heavy rainfall and flood like situation in future.
The CMO was directed to ensure availability of sufficient medicine stocks in the district especially related to water borne diseases.
PDD was asked to take measures to prevent power supply disruption and keep alternate power lines ready in case of failure of the main Line.
Later, the Deputy Commissioner also chaired the Meeting of District T.B Forum to review the implementation of the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program.
Issues regarding Molecular Testing, Nikshay Poshan Yojana, community support for TB patients (Nikshay Mitra), GATIMAN, active case finding were discussed in the meeting.
CPO Yoginder Katoch, ACR Vijay Kumar, ACD Ashok Choudhary, CMO Harbaksh Singh, DTO Dr. Perupkar Singh Along with others senior functionaries of JMC, PDD, PHE, Disaster Managements, Police, Irrigation, Health and other concerned officers were present in their respective meetings.
DDC Kishtwar reviews functioning of online services, implementation of deliverables
KISHTWAR, JUNE 20: District Development commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today sought complete switch over of 178 services of different departments to online mode in consonance to the realization of targets under developmental deliverables rolled out by the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
Chairing a meeting of District Officers, he reviewed the functioning of online schemes and achievements under different deliverables in the district.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning Mohd Iqbal; CAO S K Bhagat; CAHO Dr Sanjay Kumar Sen; CMO Dr Chander Prakash; ALC Kishtwar Amit Kumar; DYSSO Kharati Lal Sharma, besides other district officers.
Pertinent to mention that the Jammu and Kashmir Government has started 178 online services of 23 departments which are being taken up for integration with the Rapid Assessment System (RAS) with an aim to provide a trigger-based digital reach-out to citizens seeking feedback on the quality of services availed by them.
The District Development Commissioner asked all the concerned district officers to redouble their efforts to link all online services with respective timelines as prescribed under the Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA).
Reviewing the progress achieved in meeting different Deliverables, he asked the district officers to saturate and update the parameters and furnish the fortnightly achievements to his office.
He further exhorted upon the District officers to create mass awareness about the online services so that the people take the benefit of the same.
Malhar area residents call on Chairperson DDC Udhampur
UDHAMPUR, JUNE 20: A delegation of residents of Malhar area today met with Chairperson District Development Council, Udhampur Lal Chand in his office Chamber to discuss issues regarding the mining being carried out in the Nadde-de-Gair (Birhwan Nallah).
The deputation informed the Chairperson District Development Council, Udhampur that mining operations in the area were endangering surrounding households. They sought the intervention of the Chairman DDC in assuring that the mining operation was taking place in the area in accordance with the laid down procedures and guidelines.
The Chairperson DDC Udhampur attentively listened to the deputation’s demands and then paid a visit to the area. He interacted with the locals and took firsthand appraisal of the mining work being done.
Later, the Chairperson DDC Udhampur discussed the matter with the District Mining Officer and asked him to visit the area and take Panchayat members into confidence, elaborate the Panchayat about the area/block allocated for mining and ensure that the mining must be carried out in accordance with the laid down procedures and guidelines. He further asked the DMO to take legal action against individuals who engage in illegal mining. The Chairperson DDC Udhampur assured the locals that he will monitor all activities and seek strict vigil against illegal mining by the district administration.