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Ghulam Abbas reviews physical, financial progress of CBC J&K, its field offices

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Jammu: Joint Director, Central Bureau of Communication, J&K and Ladakh Region, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Ghulam Abbas today reviewed the physical and financial progress of CBC Regional Office and its’ Field Offices across J&K and Ladakh Region in a high-level review meeting held online with the Officials.

During the meeting, Joint Director discussed administrative and financial matters with the officers and officials of the CBC Regional office and its field offices. While appreciating their efforts, he stressed that officials must organize the remaining Integrated and Outreach Communication Programmes (ICOPs) as per the annual action plan.

Joint Director was apprised by the Programme Section of CBC Regional Office that till date out of the allotted 20 Mini ICOPS, 18 Mini ICOPS had been completed & 3 small ICOPs done out of 12. Four Mediums ICOPS have been completed out of 8 allotted and the target of 3 big ICOPs has already been achieved till ending December 2022.

The Accounts section of the CBC Regional Office apprised the chair that more than 60 percent of expenditure has been incurred out of the total budget allotted for the outreach programs under the DCID head till ending December 2022.

Shahid Mohammad Lone, Field Publicity Officer, CBC, Anantnag informed that the one medium ICOP at Kupwara is scheduled in 2nd week of January 2023 and the remaining programmes allotted to his office will be completed soon.

Khursheed Yousuf, Field Publicity Officer, CBC Udhampur & Vijay Mattoo, Incharge CBC, Poonch apprised the chair about some administrative matters related to their respective offices for immediate attention. Yousuf informed the meeting that Field Office Udhampur had completed all allotted programmes and only one small ICOP is pending that will be organized in the first week of February 2023.

Sikander, In charge CBC Srinagar informed that due to the breakdown of the office vehicle, the office is facing issues related to the fieldwork. 

Abass directed that Field Office Srinagar may use the official vehicle of CBC Anantnag and the scheduled ICOPs in the districts of Srinagar and Budgam districts may be allotted to Field Office Srinagar and must start the spade work.

Joint Director passed instructions to Vikram Uppal, In charge of CBC, Doda that fixation and spade work for one Mini ICOP be started soon and directed the programme section for necessary action at the Regional level.

Besides others, the meeting was attended by the Administrative Officer, Ram Kishen, Accounts Officer, Ashok Kumar, Gurnam Singh. Technical Assistant, CBC Udhampur, In-charge CBC Kathua, Rajesh Sharma, Ravinder Vaishnavi, and Muni Koul from programme section of the regional office in Jammu.

Joint Director gave a patient hearing to the issues faced by the field officials and said that all issues will be addressed in a phased manner.

Abass directed all field officials that up to ending February 2023 all allotted programmes must be completed and for achieving the target, spadework should be started from tomorrow.

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