PDD fails to implement ease of doing business concept-BBIA

GJ Report
Jammu, July 11: A Meeting of Bari Brahmana Industries Association, Regd. (BBIA) was held under the President ship of Lalit Mahajan in the presence of Suresh Mahajan, Sr. Vice President, Ajay Langer General Secretary, Vivek Singhal Secretary and Viraaj Malhotra Treasurer BBIA & other members.
During the course of discussions Members present in the meeting raised serious concern in respect of non implementation of Ease of Doing Concept by the Power Development Department resulting our State position at 22nd Rank amongst the Indian States in the Ease of Doing Business Ranking.
It is worthwhile to mention here that with the sincere efforts of Sh. Shalindra Kumar, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department & Chairman, Pollution Control Department our State have achieved 22nd position from 31st ranking of last year.
It is a matter of great concern that the adoption of Ease of Doing Concept by Power Development Department is pending since last two years in spite of the necessary directions by then Hon’ble Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister in the number of meetings held with Stake Holders .
It is worthwhile to mention here that the Power Development Department not at all adhere the guidelines of the Govt. Order No 152-PDDof 2011 dated 28-04-2011 by the virtue of which a regular monthly meeting shall be held to clear the pending Power Connection cases. Further the file related to the Re-Delegation of Powers to the Designated Officials to minimize the delay in the sanction of Power Connections not yet cleared by the Department in spite of the Assurances given by the Govt. from time to time.
The industrial sector is suffering very badly due to delay in the Power Sanction due to cumbersome procedures adopted by the Power Development Department resulting unit holders have no option but to run from one department to other department of PDD for the clearance of files which includes M&RE-Division, STD Division, System & Operation Wing and Grid Construction Division where as it is the need of the hour to have online data with the M&RE Division in respect of the availability of the Power Load at the respective Grid/Receiving Stations.
BBIA appeals to Governor N.N. Vohra to kindly intervene into matter & issue necessary directions for the adoption of Ease of Doing Concept by PDD Department for the time bound sanction of Power Cases, Re-Delegation of the Powers to minimize the delay in the sanction of Power connection which will also improve the State ranking in the Ease of Doing Concept & also provide relief to the Industrial Sector of our State. (Agencies)