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SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today asked the Jammu Kashmir Project Construction Company (JKPCC) to evolve an effective mechanism for further streamlining the financial health of the Corporation.The Advisor made these remarks while chairing a review meeting of JKPCC at Civil Secretariat here today.The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Public Works Department, Shailendra Kumar; Managing Director, JKPCC, Vikas Kundal; Development Commissioner Works, Sami Arif; Chief Engineer R&B Kashmir, Showkat Jeelani; Chief Engineer JKPCC and other concerned officials of the corporation.Advisor Bhatnagar took stock of progress on various projects being executed by JKPCC besides reviewed overall functioning of the Corporation.The Advisor assessed the practical and ground level implication of the JKPCC projects being executed along with their financial progress. He instructed the officers to speed up the pace of work on all ongoing projects for their timely completion besides asking them not to divert funds from project to project.Underlining the need for ensuring usage of quality material in the works, Advisor said the quality of works and timely completion of projects should be the benchmark of the Corporation. He stressed upon the concerned officers to conduct regular site visits to stay well versed with the actual situation and impending issues of their departments.The Advisor said that the JKPCC being one of the premier project executing agencies of Jammu and Kashmir should ensure that it always maintains transparency at all levels and works should be allotted through proper e-tendering system. The Advisor asked JKPCC authorities to strike a judicious balance between the income and expenditure and take necessary corrective measures for minimizing the administrative expenses and increasing income. He told them that instead of only looking towards the Government for contracts, the Corporation must join various competitive biddings for expanding the ambit of its functioning and improve its financial health.
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