Govt. Issues advisory on ” repeated payments” of already existing works

Bars payments without GPS coordinate locations and other proof of works
Srinagar, Jun 14 (RNA) : Days after RNA carried a story regarding floating of tenders for allegedly ” already existing” works in a North Kashmir Division, Government Friday came up with a stringent advisory asking all Adminstartive secretaries to ensure that no payments of any work is made without furnishing the location of pre and post execution of works through GPS coordinates.
RNA has learnt from highly reliable sources in the Civil Secretariat that
 General Adminstration Department,  has issued an advisory on Friday
Inwhich Adminstrative Secretaries have been directed to stress upon their subordinate  officers  not to take up any  works without adminstrative approval.
The step has been taken after the Government received a series of communications from Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) regarding the complaints  of fund  embazelment  in various departments through release of funds repeatedly  against already restored works which are in “good condition”.
Sources privy to the developments  told RNA that GAD in its advisory has said that
number of restoration works are undertaken by the government Agencies every year. But  In order to ensure that same works are not shown to have been executed repeatedly, it was  imperative upon the officers to ensure that location of all works are fully described through GPS coordinates and the photographs before and after execution of work are mandatorily  produced before making payment.
RNA has further learnt from sources that
the administrative secretaries have been asked  to  direct  their subordinate officers to take stringent steps like Engineering Certificate of completion by Concerned Executive Engineer or appropriate level, Planning, Development &Monitoring Department to develop a Map recording of all works on a GIS system by 15-07-2019 and photographic records of all completed works with GPS coordinates- on completion of all works.
Meanwhile a Commissioner Secretary level  officer in the Civil Secretariat confirmed to RNA that they have received the advisory and said the government seems to tighten the noose on engineering departments which have been making headlines almost everyday for “wrong doings”.
” Yes , we have received the advisory. It is actually an indication about government’s tough stance against the prevailing corruption at grass root level particularly in Engineering departments.” the buracrate, wishing not to be named told RNA.