Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba today held high-level review of Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP), which had recently gone up to Rs 1 lakh crores approximately from original Rs 80,068 crores, with top officials of Jammu and Kashmir Government and was reported to have directed for expediting works in both Centre and State sectors amid rising concerns over cost escalations of many projects due to delay in their executions.
This was third major review of the PMDP in less than three months by the MHA, which indicated the concern over expediting developmental works and execution of major projects, approved under the PMDP, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7, 2015.
Official sources told the Excelsior that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was concerned over missing of deadlines of several projects in Centre and State sectors under the PMDP, an ambitious development plan of the Centre Government for Jammu and Kashmir and today’s high-level security review meeting was part of that.
Apart from the Union Home Secretary, top MHA officials, Incharge PMDP and Jammu and Kashmir desk, Chief Secretary BB Vyas, Home Secretary RK Goyal, DGP Dr S P Vaid, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rohit Kansal, Incharge Planning and Development Department and Administrative Secretaries of the departments, whose projects are being executed under the PMDP, attended the meeting. Read More…
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