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Valley turmoil takes heavy toll on board meetings


Valley turmoil takes heavy toll on board meetings

‘No meetings of HB, LAWDA, SDA, SMC from last three months'

Srinagar, Nov 03:  The four month valley unrest has taken heavy toll on the board meetings, especially in the public sector undertakings.

Under the set rules all the state run government departments and corporations (PSUs), have to conduct quarterly board meetings where important decisions with respect to progress and working is taken.

However sources told that no such meetings of housing board, LAWDA, SDA, SMC have taken place from last three months.

It is also alleged that besides a reason of unrest, fixing of the board meetings is intentionally being deferred because of the fact that the departments and PSU's have obtained a dismal performance during this turmoil period.

Sources said that most of the PSU's have nothing to report to the board about the progress achieved. “As the board meetings could not be convened, the important decisions and plans are not being fully implemented,” sources said.

One of the officials in civil secretariat told that similar is the position with industries and commerce department corporations which have postponed the board meetings a number of times during the last three months.

Sources said that similarly, the housing board meeting slated on 20th, was canceled and according to the sources likewise meetings pertaining to LAWDA, SDA was also canceled last month.

“In view of the repeated cancellations of the board meetings the government could not know the state of affairs of such departments as a result these departments are turning to be white elephants for the government” sources said.

Another senior official in the secretariat on condition of anonymity said that the condition of JKI, Housing Board, SIDCO, JK cements is worsening by every passing day as these corporations could not achieve the production targets and sales.

Sources said that another reason is that most of the ministers who happen to be the chairman of such corporations have not devoted time in Srinagar and taken an advantage of such recognize turmoil for their personal works. “These ministers have most of the time remained absent form sriangar and devoted time in .” Sources maintained.

Sources alleged that the government is not interested to take review of performance of the corporations as a result all corporations are trailing behind.

An expert on companies affairs have said that such board meetings are very vital and important as the future course of action is taken in these meetings and also a review done on action taken reports on the decisions in the earlier meetings.

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