First meeting of DISHA
Hailakandi, October 27: The first meeting of the District Development Coordition and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) was held at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi on Thursday.
Chairing the first meeting, MP, Radheshyam Biswas said that DISHA was an effort to improve coordition and monitoring within the constitutiol framework of responsibilities assigned to Central, State and local self governments, stated a press release. Biswas said that DISHA replaced the District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee with a view to ensuring better and effective coordition for time-bound implementation of various programmes under the Central Government, State Governments and PSUs.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Moloy Bora, who is the Member Secretary, said the newly-constituted committee would monitor the implementation of different Central, State and PSUs schemes and programmes in accordance with prescribed procedures and guidelines of Ministry of Rural Development to promote synergy and convergence for bringing about overall development of the district. “DISHA will provide a new sense of direction by ensuring better coordition for efficient and time-bound implementation of various schemes and programmes by evolving into a robust mechanism of implementation in near future,” he said.
Bora said DISHA would facilitate coordited solution to remove constraints if any and resolve matters acting as stumbling blocks for faster roll out of priorities to bring about a sea change on the development front.
Underscoring the importance of intensive monitoring for time-bound tiol initiatives for universal coverage, Bora said, “DISHA will help to address implementation constraints or to make mid-course corrections for timely completion of works and closely review the flow of funds vis-à-vis utilization and unspent balances under each scheme.”
The Deputy Commissioner said the best thing about DISHA is that it would look into public complaints or alleged irregularities in respect of implementation of schemes and programmes and initiate suitable action within 30 days.
The first meeting was attended, among others, by MLAs Anowar Hussain Laskar, Suzamuddin Laskar and Nizamuddin Choudhury as members, presidents of gaon panchayats and a host of officials of various departments, NF Railway and BSNL.