Haryana CM Directs Officials To Ensure Time-bound Execution Of Projects
Chandigarh, May 23 (TNA) Presiding over a high-level meeting with administrative secretaries, on Tuesday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar directed all officers to ensure time-bound execution of the projects, so that the common people can avail its benefits.
“The topmost priority of the state government is the expeditious execution of major projects; thus, Project Appraisal and Review Technique (PERT) charts should be made for all the ongoing projects for a clear picture of the timeline, completion percentage and expected inauguration date,” he said.
While reviewing the pending ongoing projects, Khattar issued strict directions to the officers to ensure that the project should be completed within the stipulated timeline fixed for a project initially. If for any reason there is a need to extend the time period, then initially the department can extend for completion of the project at its own level. However, in case of further extension in the time period in regard with non-completion of the project, it will be done either after the approval of the Chief Secretary or the Minister concerned.
In the meeting with administrative secretaries to review projects worth more than Rs 100 crore, it was informed that an ambitious Ranney Well project started by the state government with the objective of providing drinking water supply to 80 villages of Ferozepur Jhirka sub-division has been completed. The project costing about Rs 210 crore will be inaugurated soon by the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister launched the Haryana Project Monitoring System (HPMS) portal for monitoring projects worth more than Rs 100 crore being implemented by various departments across the state. With this, the entire process from the preparation of DPR by the departments till the final approval will be done through this portal.
It was also apprised in the meeting that the work related to improvement of the water supply system in Mahendragarh’s Bhalkhi village at a cost of Rs 114 crore will also be completed by the month of July. Apart from this, the work of canal-based drinking water supply scheme to 35 villages in Badhra assembly constituency and improvement of water supply system to 52 villages and five dhanies of Nagina and Pinangwan blocks in Nuh is also going on at a fast pace; which will be completed by the end of this year.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to conduct a scientific study of the areas from Faridabad to Hodal, where rainwater-based projects have been built, besides preparation of a regulatory system for proper management of water. He said that it should also be ensured that drinking water is not used for irrigation and illegal exploitation of drinking water supply systems must be monitored. He also directed the police officers to keep a strict vigil on water theft.
It was revealed that admissions in Bhiwani’s Pandit Neki Ram Sharma Medical College to start in academic session 2024-25. Officials of the Medical Education and Research Department apprised that the civil work of Pandit Neki Ram Sharma Medical College, being built at a cost of about Rs 536 crore in Bhiwani, has been completed. It was informed that other works are also going on at a fast pace and necessary action related to the admission process in the college is also being completed. The admissions at the college will start in the academic session 2024-25.
Apart from this, the work of the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University of Health Sciences being built at Karnal’s Kutail village is under process. It will have a facility of 730 beds and the department is all set to start OPD services here by the end of this year. Along with this, the work of six nursing colleges being built across the state and Kalpana Chawla Medical College, Phase-2 in Karnal will also be completed within the stipulated time.
It was informed that 12 major projects worth Rs 1900 crore have been completed since last review meeting. Chief Secretary, Sanjeev Kaushal informed the Chief Minister that the committee constituted for the speedy implementation of pending major projects across the state is continuously reviewing projects worth more than Rs.100 crore. So far, six review meetings have been held and as a result 12 mega projects worth Rs 1900 crore have been completed till date. He apprised that at present, work is underway on more than 90 projects of 14 departments, out of which 45 projects of 11 major departments have been reviewed in today’s meeting.