Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Rohit Kansal, said that government was committed to strengthen consumer grievances redress mechanism across Jammu and Kashmir—which he said would enhance the service delivery system.
In this regard, the Principal Secretary, chaired a meeting of senior officers to review physical and financial progress of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) being executed by Power Development Department. Threadbare discussion was held on present status of implementation of various projects being executed under centrally sponsored schemes in Kashmir Division including RAPDRP, IPDS, DDUGJY and PMDP urban and rural.
Among others, Managing Director, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), Mohammad Aijaz; Director Finance, JKPDD Mohammad Sultan Malik; Secretary Technical, PDD; Chief Engineer Projects, Javaid Yousuf Dar; Chief Engineer Distribution; Aijaz Ahmad Dar besides Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers of KPDCL and representatives of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) including PGCIL, RECPDCL and Project Management Agencies (PMAs) RECPDCL and WAPCOS were present in the meeting. Managing Director, KPDCL gave a detailed power point presentation regarding district wise progress achieved under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes and informed that schemes worth Rs 2300 crore are under execution in KPDCL which are at different stages of completion.
Principal Secretary directed the senior officers of PDD to set timelines for completion of all the works under CSSs so that the benefit could reach out to the common people. He directed the concerned officers for submission of all the pending Utilization Certificates (UCs) so that timely funding is received from Central Government. Rohit Kansal also directed the concerned authorities to flag all Right of Way (ROW) issues and impediments in various schemes so that the same are expeditiously resolved with the intervention of District Administration, wherever required. Principal Secretary impressed upon all the officers for updation of all relevant information and progress with regard to Centrally Sponsored Schemes on newly established Project Management Dashboard, created specifically for monitoring the progress of CSS.
Rohit Kansal directed the Project Management Agency (PMA) to come up with robust mechanism of monitoring the works on ground and submit regular reports specifically identifying the areas in which progress is lagging besides suggesting corrective measures. Principal Secretary instructed the concerned officers to make all preparations for upcoming winter season and rectify the bottlenecks in order to ensure adequate power supply during winters. He also directed to establish/strengthen consumer grievances redressal mechanism so that grievances of the consumers are resolved at the earliest.