Governor not happy with the pace of development in jk

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Mudasir Khan

Srinagar:-State governor Satyapal Malik has expressed his concern over the slow pace of work on hundreds of development projects in J&K state. Informed sources told newspaper that governor recently directed special secretary and another limbs of administration to pace up the pending development projects, especially in the back drop of model code of conduct which was enforced due to parliamentary polls.

Reports said that many important projects could not be started as the tendering process was delayed by the model code of conduct. Although some administrative secretaries pleaded with state chief secretary that they will switch over to nomination process rather than tendering to over come the delay. Reports further said that state chief secretary asked all the engineering wing including JKPCC and State Police construction corporation  to adhere to the tendering norms and speed up the process.
Some recent newspaper reports have said that State Chief Secretary has asked all the 22 deputy commissioners of J&K State to speed up the process of the development projects. Governor already shows his displeasure for the slow pace of work on different projects in J&k State. Recently on the  instruction of governor, state administration identified over 2000 projects which have already missed the deadline for the completion. Even the works allotted to the tune of 8000 Cr have been only utilized over only 2000 Cr, reports further said.
As Raj Bhawn is monitoring the pace of development in all the divisions of the state, this summer, many pending projects are likely to be completed in Jammu as well as in Srinagar.

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