Get comments of locals while inspecting works: administration directs officials
Srinagar, Feb 18: The administration of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has directed authorities to obtain comments of locals while conducting physical verification of development projects.
Documents in possession of news agency reveal that these directions were passed by Financial Commissioner, Finance Arun Kumar Mehta on Wednesday while chairing a meeting at the civil secretariat, Jammu to review physical verifications of projects.
“While conducting physical verification of the projects, the comments of the locals should be obtained,” reads the directions passed by FC, Finance.
The senior bureaucrat also directed officials to ensure 100 percent physical verification of the works/projects being implemented under various schemes.
“The physical verification teams shall avoid technical comments unless the team is accompanied by a technical member,” read the documents.
Mehta, according to minutes of the meeting, also directed officials that major discrepancies noticed during the physical verification shall be brought into the notice of Finance department (Department of Expenditure Divison-1) for district -sector projects and Department of Expenditure Divison-11) for state sector immediately and follow-up action to be initiated in a time-bound manner.
“The Regional Directors, Evaluation & Statistics shall submit a list of projects from each district for higher level examination,” read the documents.
It is worthwhile to mention that the Jammu and Kashmir government has made physical verification of all works executed mandatory to ensure accountability and transparency.