July 2018 News
Jammu And Kashmir's SAC Calls For Fast-pace Delivery Of Development5 July 2018
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's State Administrative Council (SAC) - equivalent of a Cabinet in Governor's rule - has called for prompt and tangible measures to give a determined push to the developmental efforts and improve delivery of governance in the state. The SAC, headed by Governor N N Vohra, met here last evening and discussed various measures to be taken on ' mission mode to fast-pace delivery of development and make a shift from outlay to outcomes', a spokesperson said. It asked the JK chief secretary to work out the modalities and oversee the renewed 'mission for delivering development' which would include setting up of dedicated cells for regular monitoring of progress of the identified mega projects, flagship schemes, projects under the Prime Minister's Development Package, and other major programmes of the Centre, he said. The reinforced administrative apparatus to be put in place to ensure timely and productive implementation of the developmental initiatives on 'mission mode' would also include strengthening the public outreach and grievances redressal mechanism to ensure regular feedback from the targeted population, he said. 'The modalities will also focus on streamlining various administrative matters related to recruitment rules, promotions, pensions-benefits, contractual appointments, fast-pacing recruitment, finalizing seniority lists, property returns, personnel complaints, regularization, fast-tracking of departmental enquiries and a cell for auditing institutions with regard to their performance, staffing and financial condition,' he added. It would also focus on strengthening the anti-corruption mechanism at various levels, the spokesman said. The SAC directed that proposals in this regard should be finalized immediately by the departments concerned and submitted through the chief secretary.