JAMMU: Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar, Monday reviewed progress on various ongoing projects of Health and Medical Education department being executed under CAPEX, NABARD and PMDP.
Managing Director, JKPCC, Chief Engineer, PWD Jammu and Kashmir, Managing Director J&K Housing Board and Managing Director J&K Police Housing Corporation were present in the meeting.
Secretary directed all the HoDs and the executing agencies to expedite execution of these vital works so that these are completed during the current financial year. He asked for ensuring booking of expenditure against the work done claims before 31.12.2022, as clause of expenditure restriction shall be invoked as per the standing instructions of the Finance Department for maintaining financial discipline. He also instructed the executing agencies to fast track the execution of mega projects under Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP) and NABARD so that intended objectives are realized on ground through improved delivery mechanism.
He impressed upon the executing agencies to complete the tendering process, technical evaluation, allotments within next one week. He also emphasized to ensure that the allocated funds are fully utilized within the financial year itself to avoid lapsing of funds.
While reviewing the physical and financial progress on works under various schemes, Secretary impressed upon the need for adopting a holistic approach towards selection of projects. The new projects should be conceived objectively on output- outcome based approach, he said adding that only those projects should be taken up which can be completed within two to three financial years.
He instructed the HoDs and the executing agencies to work in a coordinated manner with a focused approach towards execution and completion of the projects in a timely manner. In this regard, HoDs were asked to review progress with the executing agencies on regular basis to remove bottlenecks.
The meeting was also attended by Principal Government Medical Colleges, Director, Health Services Kashmir, Director, AYUSH J&K, Controller Drug and Food Organization J&K, Director Finance, H&ME, Joint Director Planning H&ME, Deputy Director Planning H&ME among others officers of the department.