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Monthly progress reports of projects made mandatory

Kolkata: In a bid to ensure timely completion of all projects, submission of monthly "progress reports" of ongoing projects to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) and Chief Secretary has been made mandatory. The report has to be submitted "in the new format" as advised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Sources said the direction came during discussions on different projects in the central level administrative review meeting that was held on Tuesday.
It is learnt that the Chief Minister has directed the top brass of all departments to ensure that the "progress report" of each and every project has to be filed every month.
Banerjee has also prepared a format according to which the departments need to file the report, sources said adding that it has to be done in a particular tabular form.
The report will contain details of the financial and physical progress of a project. The departments also have to mention in the report about problems that have surfaced while executing the project. There could also be special remarks related to a project in the report, if needed. At the same time, there could also be a mention if there is any other development like revised estimates involving the project and the like.
Based on the report, necessary discussions will be carried out with the concerned department if needed which will help in faster and smoother execution of the projects.
Sources added that the system of submitting monthly progress report was already in place.
But now submission of the same has been made mandatory and in the new format.
It may be mentioned that the state government has taken several steps and ensured fast execution of work.
With the Chief Minister holding administrative review meetings in every district and a central-level meeting in Kolkata to take stock of the progress of the projects and schemes of her department, a massive development of the state in all sectors has been ensured.
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