Directions issued for completion of incomplete construction works of RES by March 31

Bhopal : Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Kamleshwar Patel, while reviewing the state-level works of Rural Engineering Services, has directed that all incomplete works should be completed by March 31, 2020. He said that strict action should also be taken against the consultant and the contractor responsible for the delay in the works. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava and RES Field officers were present in the meeting.

Minister Shri Patel said that all officers from the Superintending Engineer to the Sub-Engineer should regularly monitor the works. The days of field visits of engineers must be fixed. Expressing concern over the quality of construction works, he said that for the works which have been delayed due to the wrong design of the consultant, the accountability of the consultant should be fixed, recoveries should be made from them and they should be blacklisted. Shri Patel said that criminal cases should be registered against contractors who run away from work midway.

Shri Kamleshwar Patel said that the accountability of engineers will also be determined in case of delay in construction works. He said that cases which are incomplete due to forest land dispute, should be resolved in the district with the intervention of the Collector. He said that he will himself hold a discussion with the departmental ministers to resolve cases at the government level.

Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava directed to prepare the work manual of RES immediately. He said that the work should be monitored through geotagging. Photographs of four stages of each construction work should be made online through geotagging.

The Chief Engineer informed that 584 works of RES are in progress. These include 197 works of Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana Gravel, 52 of Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana BT, 115 of Aajeevika Mission, 2 of Stadium, 2 of Haat-Bazaar and 175 of Chief Minister Gram Sarovar. A target has been set to complete all these works in the current financial year.

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