Arunachal: Cabinet clears Infrastructure projects worth of Rs 700 Crore

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI), under its Chairman Chief Minister Pema Khandu, today cleared projects worth more than Rs 700 crores.


Itanagar

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI), under its Chairman Chief Minister Pema Khandu, today cleared projects worth more than Rs 700 crores.

In a detailed discussion on infrastructural needs across Arunachal Pradesh, Members consisting of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein (Minister in-Charge of Planning, Finance and PWD), the Chief Secretary, Commissioner Finance, Planning & Investment and Secretary Planning (Member Secretary) took several major decisions after going through presentations by individual government departments.

 Major Decisions taken 

  • The CCI approved the proposal of constructing a ‘Directorate Complex, Itanagar’ to house all directorates under one campus to increase efficiency, ensure security of Govt. employees and also reduce unwarranted expenditure.
  • The CCI also decided to allocate fund for creation of basic infrastructure for the newly created districts in the next budget.
  • The CCI also directed the Public Works Department to prepare a comprehensive road map for connecting all the urban centres and administrative Hqs in a phased manner in order to ensure that roads are constructed in a planned manner which results into optimum utilisation of resources.
  • The CCI also decided to restrict the contingency charges of project cost from the existing 3% to maximum 1.5 %.
  • The CCI also decided that in order to have a uniform system for revision of project costs, henceforth, all departments will submit such proposals to Planning Department which will get it vetted by a committee of Chief Engineers constituted by the Government for the purpose.
  • The CCI also took serious note of the fact that a major chunk of Government’s resources are going for construction of retaining wall , protection wall, boundary wall etc. which otherwise can be utilised in other critical infrastructure like schools, health centres, colleges, water supply, electricity etc. Accordingly, all concerned departments must ensure that fund allocated to them should be utilised for their core activities only.

 

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