SRINAGAR: Mohammad Aijaz Asad Thursday assumed charge as Deputy Commissioner Srinagar taking over from Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who was accorded warm farewell in a function at DC Office here.
Handing over the charge to him, Dr Shahid said Mohammad Aijaz Asad is one of the most professional and committed officers and that he was very happy to hand over this very important charge to him.
He also expressed his gratitude to the gathering of officers and officials and thanked them for their love and respect he was accorded on the occasion.
Mohammad Aijaz Asad while speaking on the occasion said he was honoured to take over as the DC of the historic and capital district of Srinagar. He praised the outgoing DC for the high standard of administration he has left in his wake and also thanked him for his words of praise.
While addressing the district administration staff present on the occasion he said he expects complete dedication to professionalism and commitment to work from all officers and officials and assured them of his complete support to honest work endeavours aimed at prompt work disposal and development of the district.
ADCs Mohammad Haneef Balkhi, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, SDMs East and West Owais Mushtaq and Akshay Labroo, ACR Rouf Rehman, Chief Planning Officer Srinagar Mohammad Yaseen Lone and other officers and officials of the district administration were present on the occasion.
After assuming charge as the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Thursday convened an introductory meeting with all districts officers of Srinagar.
Additional Deputy Commissioners Mohammad Haneef Balkhi and Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Additional District Magistrate and Registrar Registrations Masarat Hashim, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Rouf Rehman, Sub Divisional Magistrates East and West Owais Mushtaq and Akshay Labroo, Sub Registrars East and West among others were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the new DC was briefed about the status of various ongoing developmental projects and other matters of the district. Progress under the district capex budget was also discussed during the meeting. Chief Planning Officer Srinagar Mohammad Yaseen Lone briefed the meeting about department-wise physical and financial achievements during the current fiscal.
He informed that the approved outlay of Rs. 9.30 crore under District Capex Budget UT Component 2020-21 for new/ongoing works of various departments – including R&B, Jal Shakti, Education, I&FC, ICDS among others – has been released in full.
Disrict officers briefed the meeting about status of important developmental projects. The R&B Department shared their plan under potholes-free roads programme under which 30 works have been tendered and execution on which shall begin within a week’s time.
During the meeting, executing agencies raised the issue of shortage of construction material. The DC assured that the matter would be taken up for resolution.
Speaking during the meeting, Aijaz Asad impressed upon all officers concerned to speed up the pace of works and to ensure that all funds are expended in full well before the end of the fiscal so that works are completed within their stipulated timeframes. He assured all district officers of complete support to honest work endeavours aimed at prompt work disposal and development of the district.
He called for maintaining close coordination among departments and following the single line administration for planned execution of works and development in the district. He said he expects complete dedication to professionalism and commitment to work from all officers and officials of the district.
The DC also asked various departments to come up with innovative for development of the district that can been included in the next financial plans.