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LDF Government begins stock-taking of budget schemes

Pinarayi called for a list of projects in 2016-17 but which were yet to be completed.

Published: 17th March 2017 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Pinarayi Vijayan Government has begun to take stock of the progress achieved in the various projects announced in its maiden budget. 

Consequent to this, the Chief Minister on Thursday directed the secretaries of various departments to come up with the report card on the various projects and submit the same before the Chief Secretary. 

It was while addressing the project review meeting attended by the department secretaries, Pinarayi called for a list of the projects announced in 2016-17 but which were yet to be completed. 

Each department should analyse the projects and come up with an assessment on the possible time frame for their completion and present the same at the review meeting scheduled for May, he said. 

The officials were asked to come up with the details of the projects, including the construction works which were yet to be completed, those which would be completed in the first quarter of 2017-18, those scheduled for completion in the third and fourth quarters and the projects which would not be over by March 2018, besides deciding on whether these projects ought to be continued. 

These details should be presented during the review meeting in May. The progress reports should be further reviewed at the meeting to be convened by the Chief Secretary.

According to Pinarayi,when new projects were launched, a detailed execution plan should be prepared and their progress reviewed. He also mentioned the need to finish the projects which had been pending for long. 

Besides, the Chief Minister asked the department secretaries to finalise the time frame for preparing a road map for the various projects. He asked the secretaries to furnish a road map of the projects by the next meeting. Chief Secretary S M Vijayanand and Additional Chief Secretary Nalini Netto were  present. 

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