Kansal reviews progress of ongoing DDP CSS projects
10,000 Power Corp workers insured
JAMMU, June 19: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary of the Department of Electricity Development (PDD), informed that nearly 10,000 employees and workers of various electric companies have been insured against accidental death in the past month . This was a unique and unprecedented step in ensuring the financial security of families in the event of the death of workers in the field.
The Principal Secretary was chairing a meeting to review the financial and physical progress of the Department of Electricity’s ongoing central sponsorship (CSS) programs in Jammu and Kashmir. The Principal Secretary reviewed the financial and physical situation of different Districts and Circles of ongoing work under different CSS executed by different agencies in various Districts and Circles of Union Territory.
The meeting was attended by Directors General, JPDCL, Gurmeet Singh, MD, KPDCL, Basharat Ahmed, Chief Engineer, JPDCL Jammu, Ashwani Sachdeva, Chief Engineer, KPDCL Ajaz Ahmed, Chief Engineer, JPDCL, Manhar Gupta Engineer Head of Projects, Kashmir, Javed Ahmed, Director General of Planning, PDD, Tariq Khan, Director of Finance, Sultan Malik, Heads of Project Implementation Agencies (PIA) and Project Management Agencies (PMA), SE , EXEN and other relevant agents.
A detailed PowerPoint presentation was given on the goals and achievements of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, (DDUGY), PMDP, RAPDRP, RGGVY, IPDS and other programs undertaken in PDD in Jammu and Kashmir Divisions. He was informed that under CSS Rs. 1576.96 crore was sanctioned for rural system strengthening projects while Rs. 1538.98 crore was sanctioned for projects in urban areas. These include CSS projects such as DDUGJY and IPDS and also under special envelope under the Prime Minister’s Development Program (PMDP). The projects include various distribution strengthening works such as creation of substations, increase of existing stations as well as HV / LV upgrades, AB cabling, etc.
When reviewing the physical and financial progress of the CSS, Kansal noted that a majority of the running projects were nearing completion, with most of them due to be completed between September and December. of this year. He called on the officials concerned to remove all bottlenecks and right-of-way issues and speed up the completion of the projects.
Kansal made special mention of the resumption of completed projects. He stressed that inspections of physically completed projects should be completed promptly. He specifically asked the relevant chief engineers of the two companies (JPDCL, KPDCL) to minimize the gap between the completion of projects and their surrender so that all completed projects can be made available to the public at the earliest.
The Principal Secretary asked the ECs of the two power distribution companies to ensure all compliance, including proper bookkeeping, timely audits and submission of CUs.