March 2016 News

Panel To Review Implementation Of Rs 80,000 Crore Package In JK

12 March 2016

Srinagar: A high-level monitoring committee has been formed to undertake a monthly review of the implementation of the projects funded under the Rs 80,000 crore Prime Minister's Package in Jammu and Kashmir. 'Governor N N Vohra has approved the formation of the Committee to undertake review of the projects funded under The Aggregative Multi-sector Economic & Infrastructure Rebuilding (TAMIER)- Plan 2015-2020,' an official spokesperson said. The Chief Secretary would head the committee and the Administrative Secretary of Planning and Development will be its member secretary, he said. The committee will oversee the implementation of projects, monitor funds flow to ensure optimal utilisation, address any other issues, and keep the Governor informed on regular basis. The TAMEIR Plan was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7 last year during his visit to Srinagar. With the Centre's support, the Plan will implement humanitarian and multi-sectoral growth initiatives in the state. The plan includes provision of relief to the families, affected in the September 2014 floods, in the form of enhanced ex-gratia relief, rehabilitation package for one time settlement of refugees from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Chhamb; rehabilitation package for return of Kashmiri Pandits. Disaster management includes a comprehensive flood control project for river Jhelum and its tributaries. Social Infrastructure includes creation of two AIIMS like institutions for healthcare in the state, establishment of IIM and IIT in Jammu, training to a lakh youth for self employment, enhanced rate of remuneration for SPOs, establishment of 5 IR Battalions and undertaking the Pashmina Promotion programme are in the plan. The other members of the committee would be the administrative secretaries of the departments of forests, relief and rehabilitation, home, housing and urban development, power development, finance, public works (R&B), science and technology, higher education, agriculture production, health and medical education, tourism, and revenue.