Bawankule takes stock of 246 ‘issues’, asks deptts to complete ongoing works

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Dec 2017 09:13:58


Staff Reporter,

To speed-up development projects in city, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Wednesday took review of 246 issues and asked the respective departments to prepare their status report and expedite completion of the ongoing works. Bawankule said that these projects would be taken-up for issues relating to administrative clearances, financial help and other matters during the ensuing Winter Session of State Legislature in city.

During the meeting, Bawankule issued directions to the respective institution heads.
About 73 issues related to Urban Development Department (UDD) and on them from time-to-time directions have been issued by State Government and during the meeting the departmental heads were asked to speed-up implementation of the same. Similarly, 40 issues were of Home Department, especially about new buildings for police stations of Commissionerate and District Police. During the review the police officers and officials informed that delay in execution is on part of Public Works Department (PWD) to whom the money has been deposited but work is going on at slow pace.

Thereafter about Public Health Department it was informed at the meeting that six primary health centres (PHC) and one sub-district hospital has been constructed and are awaiting inauguration. Also one more problem with them is that staff for these health units has not been sanctioned by the Government. Bawankule directed Health Officials to tie-up with Vivekanand Medical Mission who are ready to run Health Unit at MIHAN in Khapri. Also the Minister also directed Health Officials to release grant of Rs. 25 crores to Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) relating to Elephantiasis.

Two matters relating to Department of Social Welfare were also taken-up for discussion. Guardian Minister also directed construction of third floor at Regional Transport Office (RTO), Nagpur City but Transport Department said it is necessary to conduct audit of the old building before allowing extra construction on top of it. Also Transport Department was directed to expedite construction of East Nagpur office of RTO.

About Rs. 15 crores has been utilised for upgradation of facilities at Tajbagh and additional Rs. 30 crores were demanded for taking-up the sanctioned works. Rural Development Department asked for nine new vehicles for Zilla Parishad's Building Department to which Bawankule granted permission. Rural Development Department's Secretary Aseem Gupta informed the meeting that sanction has been accorded to use money from ZP's Cess Fund for purchasing the new vehicles. Also the issue of construction of a commercial complex on ZP's land at Badkas Square is under consideration of the Department.

The Department of Medical Education stressed the need for
construction of new Hostel buildings at Mayo Hospital. Also they said they received grant of Rs 3.40 crores from District Planning Committee but since there was no clearance ventilators could not be purchased to which Bawankule
said that issue has been clarified already. He also informed that a 7 MW solar project would be coming up at Mayo Hospital.

Water Supply Schemes: The Water Supply Department officials informed the meeting that 55 drinking water supply schemes would be accorded sanctioned during the winter session. Issues relating to Adivasi Department, Revenue Department were also taken-up for discussion.

The meeting was attended among others by MLC Anil Sole, MLAs Sudhakar Kohale, Krishna Khopde, Mallikarjun Reddy, Sudhir Parwe, Vikas Kumbhare and Dr Ashish Deshmukh, Principal Secretary of Chief Minister, Water Supply Department's Secretary Sudhir Goel, Medical Education Department's Secretary Sanjay Deshmukh and other senior officials.