Kirron Kher pulls up UT officials over pending projects

  • Hillary Victor, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2015 10:17 IST

Taking a serious note of pending projects, local member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher has fixed a deadline for their completion.

In a meeting with senior officials of the UT administration and municipal corporation (MC) held on Monday, she even took up the projects pending under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) fund at Sarangpur village, which was adopted by her under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.

“Under the MPLAD, when the deputy commissioner has already released part payment for construction of a toilet block, installation of a generator-set for supply of canal water and construction of a civil dispensary in Sarangpur, then why the work has not started to date?” she asked.

Kirron has fixed October 15 as the deadline for completion of ongoing projects. The projects that have to start yet should be completed by year-end, she told the officials.

Speaking to HT, Kher said, “Meeting with officers was fruitful.”

Even UT adviser Vijay Dev has obtained time-bound commitment from officers concerned. Kirron, who was also present during the foundation-stonelaying ceremony of the Sector 39 grain market on Monday, said, “The ping pong between the architecture and engineering department should slow down.”


During the meeting, Kirron also raised the issue of not being invited to meetings despite being the chairman of the district-level advisory committee to ensure proper monitoring of the Prime Minister’s employment generation programme. “An advisory committee was supposed to be convened once every quarter. During the past one year, I have neither received any invitation to chair the meeting nor have any knowledge of proceedings of previous meetings,” she said.

She also questioned that being the member secretary of the district-level committee to monitor the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and mid-day meal programmes (of which she is the chairperson), the deputy commissioner is responsible for ensuring that meetings are held within 15 days of the end of each quarter.

Kirron also complained that officers failed to reply to her official communications.

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