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Administrative Council decision to merge engineering wings illogical

Last nail in the coffin of developmental projects and payment of liabilities..JKCCCC


KNS

Administrative Council decision to merge engineering wings illogical

Last nail in the coffin of developmental projects and payment of liabilities..JKCCCC

Srinagar ,August 7;(KNS) Central Contractors Coordination Committee(JKCCCC) has demanded the government to reconsider the decision of merging and submerging of engineering wings of more than a dozen government departments by the Administrative council for development works and projects. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Dar, General Secretary, Central Contractors Coordination Committee, said that the administration headed by former Lieutenant Governor GC Mormo should clear the liabilities of these engineering wings before taking any step.

"Administrative council on Wednesday directed the engineering wings of more than a dozen departments, including education, higher and technical education, estates, tourism, agriculture production, floriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries and others to merge and submerge them with the Public Works Department under one roof ,and this decision is illogical" ,Dar said

He said that there is already a heavy burden on the R&B Department and now with these engineering wings being attached to it, There will be an additional burden, which will result in construction work Where the pace of projects slows down. Dar advised the government to set up a joint construction department for these departments, which could lead to accountability, speeding the processes of construction and stopping the lapse of funds. He also said that these departments have dues amounting to crores of rupees, which have not yet been paid to the contractors. Dar questioned who will pay these dues when the engineering departments merge?.

General secretary of the Coordination Committee Expressing concern, said that the payment of dues has been delayed for the last few years and now this new decision will give more opportunity to the departments to defer payment more. "The economy is already on the brink of collapse and this latest decision is another blow, which will go a long way", he said

He said the formation of a committee for the approval of administrative Accords was also a waste of time because no administrative accords were approved for any project or construction work from 1981 to 2019 as its powers were vested in the administrative secretaries and they neglected their work, for which the contractor is not responsible. General Secretary of the Central Contractors Coordination Committee said that the formation of the committee in this regard is now another tactic in delay of pending liabilities of funds. he said However, committees have been formed several times at the departmental levels and they also inspected and submitted reports, which are lying in the Secretariat. He called on the new lieutenant governor to reconsider the decision and review the situation.Senior Leader Javid Ahmed Zerger,Mohammed Rafiq wani,Riyaz Qadri and owasis zarger were also present in press conference.(KNS) 



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