Chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh instructed the District Magistrates of Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar to submit proposals for the demand of funds with justification for a string of important schemes which are left incomplete due to lack of funds within a week while reviewing the condition of funds and achievements involving such projects with the DMs of the two developmentally aspirational districts via video conferencing at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
During the video conferencing, he instructed the health department to take necessary action to fill the vacant posts of medical officers, ANMs, Asha workers and statistical officers in Haridwar. He directed the DM Haridwar to pay special attention to the children who need proper nutrition.
He instructed the DMs of both the districts to regularly monitor the problems related to the education, health and women/ child development in their respective districts. He asked them to send proposals with justification to the Government within a week, mentioning the amount required for completing such works.
Notably, for the financial year 2018-19, the District Plan has a provision of Rs 37.05 crore and Rs 40.81 crore for Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts respectively against which an amount of Rs 26.10 crore for Udham Singh Nagar and that of Rs 23.34 crore for Haridwar have been approved.
The CS also reviewed the physical progress of the schemes now underway. He instructed the DMs to ensure that the remaining funds are utilised fast. He stressed that the projects which are important for the people should not be allowed to be left incomplete for lack of the required funds. “Send proposals with justification and we would consider,” Singh said.
The in-charge secretary Ranjit Sinha, additional secretary Planning Ramvilas Yadav, chief engineer Y Singh, general manager Jal Sansthan Neelima Garg and coordinator Swachh Bharat Mission D R Joshi were among others present during the video conferencing.