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Distt officials should be present during road clearance, restoration works: Div Com

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Holds review meeting in Udhampur, 14 officers not found present at their HQ

UDHAMPUR:  Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer, on Sunday conducted a visit to Udhampur district and reviewed the progress of power restoration works & road clearance works of R&B/PMGSY; being executed in the wake of heavy rain and snowfall, at mini-conference hall, DC Office.

District Development Council Chairperson Udhampur, Lal Chand, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur,  Indu Kanwal Chib, Senior Superintendent of Police, Vinod Kumar, President MC, Dr Jogeshwar Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Syed Khan, Chief Planning Officer, Mudassir Yaqoob  Zargar, ACR, Viqir Giri and other officers of various departments attended the meeting.

While assessing the pace of progress on restoration works, SE PWD briefed the Divisional Commissioner about the status of works being done to restore various roads across the district.

Dr Langer directed the SE to ensure all major and link roads should be cleared and restored at the earliest and thrown open for the general public.

The Div Com was informed that the restoration work on Dudu Basantgarh road is in full swing.

The Div Com asked the concerned departments to ensure early restoration of road connectivity, sufficient stock of ration in vulnerable/ designated winter dumping areas, restoration of healthcare services, drinking water and electricity in their respective areas.

He directed all the concerned officers to monitor the situation and ensure all essential services are made available in all areas, especially rural and hilly areas.

President MC Udhampur, Dr Jogeshwar Gupta, projected several demands including the establishment of a bus stand and an auditorium, car parking, creation of a matador stand and related issues.

Divisional Commissioner took stock of scheme-wise financial status under District Capex Budget 2021-22 in respect of Udhampur district.

Dr Langer directed the concerned officers to expedite progress on ongoing developmental works for timely completion.

Taking strong note of absenteeism of officers of essential services the Divisional Commissioner directed to confirm the whereabouts of the officer of the essential services whose presence is required at the respective headquarters or within their jurisdictional area in view of the weather advisory issued by the Government.

The Divisional Commissioner stressed on the officers/Officials to ensure their presence at their respective Stations/Headquarters in view of the Weather Advisory so that any untoward situation can be dealt with effectively.

“Any dereliction on part of anyone will attract strict action,” the Div Com said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur issued show-cause notices to all the officers with regard to their non-availability at the station/jurisdictional area.

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