Comm Secy reviews the status of work done liabilities under various ongoing schemes. Directions issued to accommodate all the liability under respective schemes by giving top priority
Leh, June 02: Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Commissioner Secretary, UT administration, convened a meeting to review the status of work done liabilities under various ongoing schemes. State Sector Plan, SDP, languishing, CSS etc of School Education, PWD (R&B), PHE/I&FC, Mechanical, Housing and Urban Development, Hospitality and Protocol Department were reviewed during the meeting.
It is pertinent to mention that there have been many representations before authorities from time to time for releasing funds for work done liabilities under various schemes being implemented in Ladakh. However, thorough scrutiny of these liabilities has revealed that the issue of liabilities crops up due to lack of the competence of the field officer in proper projection and prioritisation of schemes while preparing the budget proposals and also due to non-completion of formalities of Utilisation Certificate (UC), Audit of expenditure etc. of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Thus, it is more a management and accounting issue than a shortage of funds.
Accordingly, while reviewing the scheme-wise liabilities, Commissioner Secretary has instructed the field officers to resolve the issue of liability on priority. Regarding the liabilities of ongoing Centrally Sponsored Schemes, he stated that utilization certificate and budget proposal be sent quickly to Govt. of India for release the fund. For liabilities concerning PMDP and BADP, the consolidated statement be placed to the planning department for taking a considered view. For the rest of the schemes, Commissioner Secretary instructed to give priority in the current year’s budget and to clear all the dues so that no liability is carried forward to the next year.
He further directed to ensure that all the scheme, where liabilities as occurred, proper Administrative Approval of the competent authority has been procured; there is no cost escalation; work has been executed on ground and verified by the appropriate level of officer/committee. Besides, where there is a requirement of third party inspection, the same must also be carried out without fail.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Leh; Deputy Commissioner, Kargil; Director School Education Ladakh; Director Housing and Urban Development/ Joint Director Hospitality/Ladakh; Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) and Chief Engineer PHE/I&FC/Mechanical.