RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal on Monday reviewed the performance of the Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department here at a meeting of the concerned officers.
During the meeting, the DC took a detailed review of the physical and financial achievements under various schemes and programs being implemented by the department including ISDS, Tribal Sub Scheme, IDDS, IPDP, artificial insemination etc.
Taking stock of the implementation of integrated sheep development scheme (ISDS), the meeting was informed that against the target of setting up 142 sheep and goat units, 102 units have been set up till date.
Similarly, under Tribal Sub scheme, the as many as 36 units have been established against the target of setting up 72 sheep and goat units.
It was further apprised that presently there are two milk villages in the district including one at Leera and another at Androoth. In addition to it, two more milk villages have been approved for the district including Lamberi and Kandi.
The DC also took stock of the other schemes of the department and asked the officers to achieve the targets in set timelines.
The DDC asked the concerned officers to educate the public about the self employment generation schemes and programs being implemented by the department in the district and motivate them to avail the necessary benefits of the same.
The meeting also held detailed discussion on deliverable targets of the department and the DC asked the concerned officers to take proactive measures to accomplish the targets within set timelines.
He stressed upon prioritizing, planning and executing the given deliverables to bring a visible change in their functioning and services delivery.
Officers who attended the meeting were CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; DSHO, Dr Safraz Naseem Chowdhary and TO, Animal Husbandry Department, Dr Yasir Ahmed Sheikh.
Earlier in the day, Vikas took stock of the Public Distribution System by inspecting the Fair Price Shop in Ward No 8 Rajouri town. The DC visited the FPS to confirm that it was operating properly and that the dealer delivering the food grains was adhering to the all prescribed standards.
The visit was conducted to mark the commencement of “Sushasan Saptah” (Good Governance Week) being held across UT from December 19-to Dec 25, 2022 under auspices of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and in consonance to the Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, New Delhi’s initiative to assess the working of Food Distribution system through senior officers from the State and Union Governments and significantly increase the visibility of FPSs and sensitise senior officials about the ground level realities of PDS operations, as well as gaining a holistic understanding of PDS operations.
During the visit, the Deputy Commissioner checked the FPS’s functioning and its conformity with the prescribed norms for the delivery of food grains, under the Public Distribution System (PDS).
He also checked the available and required infrastructure, quality control measures adopted by the FPS, beneficiaries’ experience with the FPS, type of service delivery at FPS, and transparency as well as grievance redressal mechanism implemented on the ground level.
The DC also inquired about the ration distribution process while interacting with beneficiaries at the Fair Price Shop. The beneficiaries informed the DC that they are receiving the rations as per the fixed rate and scale under various departmental schemes such as NFSA and PMGKAY.
The public also appreciated the department for implementing Aadhaar-enabled distribution, saying that the system has enhanced transparency and accountability in the distribution process and that they are receiving ration supplies on time and without difficulty.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Imran Rashid Kataria; Assistant Director FCS&CA, Arief Lone, and officials of the FCS&CA besides Councillor Rajesh Gupta was also present on the occasion.