State to hold review meeting on Centre-sponsored schemes
Kolkata: The state government will hold a meeting to review the present status of the Central government sponsored schemes.
This comes at a time when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had repeatedly raised the issue of the Centre's step motherly attitude towards Bengal.
It may be mentioned that there will be discussions on issues including the fund raised by the Centre for the projects. At the same time, there will also be discussions on allocation of funds for different schemes and their utilisation.
Representatives of around 30 departments will be present at the meeting. Mainly, nodal officers of the schemes and financial advisors of the departments will be present at the meeting convened by the state Finance Department on September 7. Meanwhile, the state Public Works Department (PWD) directed its engineers to upload all project related data on the Samiksha Portal. The move is a step ahead towards a better implementation of e-governance system.
In a notice issued ahead of a meeting to review the progress of the ongoing projects, direction has been given to ensure that the 'status of work' gets uploaded on Samiksha Portal of the state PWD.
All the executive engineers are requested to update the status of work on the portal well in advance before attending
At the same time, they have to submit the report following a specific format as prescribed by the department.
It may be mentioned that Samiksha is an exclusive portal of the department that acts as an online-based project monitoring system.
An officer can get current status of the ongoing projects after logging into the portal using his or her login ID.
The portal has made the task of tracking the progress of a project easy.
"But to ensure that correct and current information about a project is available on the portal, the concerned engineer or the official needs to upload the status report timely," said a senior official of the state PWD.
This time direction has been given to upload the status report of a project much ahead of the review meeting in which Chief Engineers, Superintendent Engineers and executive engineers of all the directorates and sectors of the department will be present. The meeting is scheduled to be held on September 9 at Nabanna Sabhaghar.
According to another official of the state PWD, the discussions in the meeting will be more fruitful if the senior officials and engineers of the department remain well aware about the present status of a project in advance before attending the meeting.
"Hence, the executive engineers have been asked to upload status reports of all the projects on the Samiksha Portal well in advance," the official said.