Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner/ Secretary to Government, PHE, I&FC Department, J&K Chairs the meeting of State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC) for NRDWP – J&K

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 24 - A meeting of 8th SLSSC was organized today under the chairmanship of Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner/ Secretary to Government, PHE, I&FC Department, J&K to review Physical / Financial target of the Annual Action Plan of NRDWP 2014-15. Sh. Syed Shabir Member Secretary SLSSC presented a power point presentation highlighting the financial and physical achievements made by the department during the current financial year. Thereafter region wise detailed review of the schemes was taken by the chairman.
In the meeting, it was intimated that during the current financial year, 803 habitations are targeted for coverage against which 379 habitations have been covered so far with drinking water supply. Against the earmarked allocation of Rs. 477.91 crores as Central Assistance under NRDWP, Rs. 447 crores have been released by the GOI so far and an expenditure of Rs. 205 crores has been incurred ending January, 2015.
The Committee enjoined upon the HoDs to expedite the coverage of habitations and construction of Sustainability structures besides to ensure providing of drinking water to remaining schools.
Sh. Shobrata Sanyal, Area Officer, J&K, representing Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitations, GOI observed that habitations with 100% coverage should not be taken up again for execution and priority should be given to 0%-25%, 25%-50%. Further the Area Officer, enquired about the activities taken up by the State under MIS and M&E, he was informed that the Deptt. has got a handheld android based software application developed through J&K IT Deptt. The application “JKPULSE” is a scheme monitoring tool and will be used to capture scheme data/progress from the field agencies.
Others who attended the meeting were Sh. Bimal Tickoo. Development Commissioner (Works). Sh. A.M Lankar, Chief Engineer PHE, Deptt. Kashmir, Sh. Sushil Aima, Chief Engineer PHE, Jammu, Sh. B.S. Pathania, Director Health Services, Jammu, Sh. Mahesh Das Sharma, Director, Finance PHE, I&FC Deptt., Sh. Fida Hussain Wazir, District Supdt. Engineers, Kargil, Sh. Sita Ram Dogra, District Supdt. Engineers, Leh, Sh. Tashi Tundop Executive Engineers, PHE, Leh, Sh. Bodh Raj, Executive Engineer, PHE, Kargil, Dr. Narindra Bhatial, Executive Director CCDU, Sh. N.R. Bhagat, Scientist, Central Ground Water Board, Shastri Nagar, Jammu.