Action-oriented plan to reflect fast economic development: LG Sinha

Chairs a high-level meeting to discuss ways for effective implementation of initiatives announced in J-K UT budget 2022-23

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired a high-level meeting to discuss ways for effective implementation of initiatives announced in J-K UT budget 2022-23 with an objective of sustaining growth momentum and bringing about synergy and convergence among various departments.

The Lt Governor said that the action oriented plan is to reflect fast economic development, strengthening institutions for rapid social change while ensuring growth with equity so that every citizen benefits from J-K’s prosperity.

The Lt Governor asked the Administrative Departments and District Administrations to work in close-coordination and furnish the UT and District plans in consultation with public representatives and other stakeholders to realize the vision of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas”, bringing transformative changes in the lives of people without any discrimination.

We have a substantial increase in the budgetary support for infrastructure development, education, healthcare, strengthening PRIs, facilitating investment and growth, employment, youth, women empowerment and social sector schemes to reach out to the last person in the last row, added the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor advised for formulating works plan around six important components – objectives, total outlay, broad guidelines, measurable outcomes with timelines, expenditure phasing and evaluation. Specific directions were passed for the completion of the tendering process by the month of May.

UT and District plans must be a road-map of J-K’s development, progress and prosperity; reflective of the needs and aspirations of the people of J&K, the Lt Governor further added.

LG said that efforts made to streamline the overall development process have yielded favourable results.

Tax collection reached Rs 15,180 cr with 25.33 % hike in the last FY; all Treasury Bills, verified Contractors and pending languishing projects bills, Rs 810 cr Power Purchase liability cleared. An increase of Rs 625 cr registered in Power receipts, besides Rs 600cr equity contribution of J&K in Kiru and Ratle projects were paid, he added.

Expressing his faith in the government machinery, the Lt Governor said that absolute transparency in the system, timely release of Capex Budget component & completion of tendering process, timely submission of UCs will lead the government to achieve unprecedented feat in project completion in FY 2022-23.

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