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West Singhbhum falls short in rural development spending

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Chaibasa, Sept 10: West Singhbhum DC Abu Bacquer Siddique chaired the District coordination committee meeting held at DC office in Chaibasa on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner reviewed the expenditure for the financial year 2015-16 and found that spending for the rural development was only 2032.31 lakh against the target of 3517.49 lakh for the development schemes.

It is 57.78 per cent against the labour budget. The block officer had to spend Rs 7 lakh Panchyat wise. In this connection performance of Noamundi Block, Jagannathpur Block, Chakradharpur Block, Sonua Block, Goelkera Block, Majhgoan Block, Monoharpur Block, Kumar Dungi Block, Tantnagar block, Hutgamhria Block and Tonto block could achieve only 50 percent treated by the committee as poorest in performance in compare to other blocks of West Singhbhum District.

Committee while reviewing has also found that the Block development officer and technical officers do not inspect the field work.

They also remarked that simply making a MB report is not the only work of these officers. The Block officer were asked to submit clarification report to the committee in regard to their performance.

It was also mentioned that Jhikpani Block staff and officers lack coordination in their working activities and the committee has asked them to rectify and a clarification report was sought.

Jhikapani block officer was directed to take action against whom FIR was lodged. Junior engineer Manoj Paswan of Noamundi block was issued a show cause by the committee.

The Coordination committee also took the review of the progress of Indira Awas , E – District, family beneficiary scheme and Aadhar card entry .

On the occasion DRDA DDC, block officers and engineers including other district departments’ officers were present.

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