Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Panels to oversee clean-up of drains, rivulets

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, November 18, 2013
First Published: 19:00 IST(18/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:02 IST(18/11/2013)

The Punjab government has decided to form monitoring committees to expedite the cleanliness of drains and rivulets in the state in an effort to ensure transparent utilisation of funds. Local MLAs have been given the responsibility of surveillance of the work in progress and timely completion.

Advertisement


Stating this here, a spokesperson of the irrigation department said these committees would include district agriculture officers, area irrigation officers and sarpanches of respective villages under whose jurisdiction the canal and rivulet are passing.

The deputy commissioner concerned would monitor the disbursement of funds. The spokesperson said the irrigation department would ensure photography of the work, once before its start, during 50% completion and after completion. The record of photography would be brought before the respective monitoring committee for vetting. After the scrutiny and acceptance of the report by the committee, the funds would be released to the contractor.

The spokesperson said the chief engineer, canals, would be responsible for the overall work and transparent use of funds, whereas the chief engineer, vigilance, would have to conduct a surprise visit at least once in every region and report to the respective deputy commissioner.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Chandigarh

Cong removes senior leader Birender Singh from CWC

Cracking the whip against its sulking Haryana MP Birender Singh who appears set to join BJP, Congress tonight removed him from the party's working commmittee and sought an explanation from the senior leader asking why he was hobnobbing with the saffron party.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved