KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan chaired the General Council Meeting of LAHDC, Kargil for finalization of Annual Capex Budget (District Plan) for the year 2021-2022 at Conference Hall Baroo here on Wednesday and approved Rs 207 crores 43 lacs Annual District Plan for Kargil District for the current fiscal.
The budget comprises of Rs 187 crores 86 lacs under Major Works, Rs 16 crores 35 lacs under Machinery and Equipments and Rs 3 crores 22 lacs under Motor Vehicles.
Executive Councillor for Social Welfare Aga Syed Hassan Arman Mosavi, Executive Councillor for Works Mubarak Shah Nagvi, Executive Councillor for Tourism and Zanskar Affairs Er Phunsog Tashi, Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chandan, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, President Municipal Committee (MC) Kargil Zaheer Hussain Babar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Tsering Motup, Councilors of different constituencies and Nominated Councilors besides all sectoral officers were present in the meeting.
Giving a brief presentation of physical and financial achievements registered during the last financial year, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil said that out of the amount of Rs 232 crores 42 lacs allotted, an amount of Rs 181 crores 96 lacs was spent on implementation of various developmental schemes and welfare programmes in the district which represents 78.29% of the released allocation. He further informed that most of the civil works stand tendered and allotted and work will be kick started as soon as the budget is released.
Addressing the meeting, the CEC said that major focus of LAHDC, Kargil will be the completion of works which are nearing completion besides to complete all ongoing works in different sectors. He directed all sectoral officers to start the development works in the right earnest besides pacing them up keeping in view the short working season.
Threadbare discussions and deliberations were held on the draft annual plan budget wherein members put forth their suggestions and a number of important decisions were also taken up regarding the implementation of schemes on ground.
Meanwhile, the house unanimously passed a number of resolutions like CAPEX Budget and funds meant for other centrally sponsored schemes to be made non-lapsable and carried over to the next fiscal for effective utilization and completion of works considering the short working season and peculiar geo-climatic conditions, to bring Special Development Package (SDP) under the purview of the LAHDC, execution of works under CCDF up to Rs 5 lacs on the basis of resolution passed by the target beneficiaries, round the year availability of Directors in the directorates created for Kargil to ensure effective resolution of public issues besides establishment of proper official and residential infrastructure for these directorates, provision of funds to meet drought emergencies and natural disasters under the un-tied funds.
Other resolutions passed included framing of recruitment rules separately for District Cadre, Divisional Cadre and UT Cadre and immediate filling up of the vacant posts in different departments through the concerned recruiting agencies.
The house also passed a resolution for introduction of sustainable and efficient energy building models towards Carbon Neutral Ladakh by designing and constructing all future Government buildings in the district in accordance with passive solar principles and elements of local architecture and building materials.
CEC Khan asked the councilors and officers to work with missionary zeal for the benefit of all sections of the society and impressed upon them to adopt a participatory model of development and make sure that all sections of the society receive a due share in the development.
While urging upon the officers to effectively implement development schemes on the ground for better results, the CEC said that the role of the implementing agencies is of prime importance to ensure the public welfare schemes are completed in a time-bound manner and the targets set are achieved in full.
The CEC said that utmost care should also be taken to ensure that funds earmarked are properly utilized for the particular scheme and strict adherence of codal formalities is ensured to meet the requisite quality and quantity parameters.