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Reviews developmental schemes and projects

Srinagar, Jun 26: During his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday took a detailed review of various development schemes and projects in the state.

The review meeting in Srinagar was attended by the Governor, Union Home Secretary, all the four Advisors, Chief Secretary and senior officials of the State and Central governments.

The development review meeting focused on accelerating development, building infrastructure, good governance, inclusive growth for all communities, employment generating scheme for the youth to name a few, an official press release informed.

It said Home Minister asked the State government to ensure that poorest of the poor of Jammu and Kashmir should get the benefits of good governance in all spheres.

He directed that the State Public Service Delivery Act should be strictly enforced, and wide publicity should be given to the services already covered under the Act while as more services should be brought under its ambit.

He also stressed that the newly established Anti-Corruption Bureau should be strengthened. “Cases of rampant corruption by the high and mighty should be taken up on priority for fast track investigations,” he urged.

Home minister also emphasized that the State officers should be fully sensitized towards the balanced development of all three regions - Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and inclusive approach towards all communities so that no community feels neglected.

Shah also directed that the public hearing programmes should be supervised by the Advisors, Secretaries and Collectors. A regular time should be fixed for public hearings at all levels - Village, Tehsil, Sub Division, Division, District and Secretariat. Public Grievances should be disposed off in a time-bound manner.

Investments for generating large-scale employment opportunities for the local youth should be facilitated, he stressed and advised that renowned educational and health institutions should also be motivated to establish their institutions in the State.

Shah also directed that all vacancies in the State government should be filled up in a time-bound manner.

“Demonstrative improvements should be achieved in all the major flagship programmes of the Central government such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Himayat, Ayushman Bharat, Swach Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission, Saubhagya, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, PM's Jan Dhan Yojana, etc,” he said while stressing that all the major development projects announced by the Prime Minister should be completed in a time-bound manner.

“Out of Rs. 80,068 crores, 82 percent funds have already been sanctioned for 63 projects. Major projects include 2 AIIMS, 2 IIMs, IIT, Ring Roads in Jammu and Srinagar, widening and strengthening of national highways, tourism, health and power projects etc,” the press release informed.

It said Union Home minister also said that he would regularly review the performance achieved in all the development projects.

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