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Kiphire DPDB meet deliberates on water supply, up-gradation of Hqs
Published on 13 Feb. 2011 12:25 AM IST
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The monthly meeting of Kiphire district planning and development board (DPDB) was held on February 8 in the office chamber of the deputy commissioner, Kiphire under the Chairmanship of C. Kipili Sangtam, MLA, Chairman, NSMDC, Nagaland and Chairman, DPDB, Kiphire.
At the outset, the chairman extended his welcome to all the members present in the meeting and once again reminded the members to be regular in the monthly meeting.
He cautioned the members not to take advantage of the new government policy of allowing government servants to open their personal saving account in the bank to draw their salary. This he said was for security reason where employees have been barred from drawing their salaries from anywhere without coming to Kiphire. He informed the board that he will raise this issue in parliamentary meeting.
Calling upon the members to treat all red letter days like republic and independence days seriously, he directed all the heads of offices to strictly maintain staff attendance.
The chairman while enlightening the board about his official trip to Yangon, Myanmar said he was surprised to see how people were unaware of the progress and development of Myanmar, especially in the field of road connectivity.
During the meeting, new DPDB members N. Imnatula, DEO; Dr. Kibang, DIO; Thungjamo, project director, DRDA, Kiphire were also introduced.
On non-submission of report on expenditure statement of state plan schemes and the proposed district plan scheme, the chairman expressed his displeasure to all the defaulting departments for their negligence in spite of repeated reminders directed to do the needful without any further delay.
Regarding display of signboards in government offices, the chairman once again reminded all heads of offices to put up their respective department’s signboards for convenience of the public as directed earlier.
On proposal for construction of Hospital (PHC) building at Seyochung Town, submitted by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kiphire, the board observed that since the previous building had collapsed, the board after a series of deliberation decided to recommend the proposal to the authority in-charge for construction of a new building, for which Chief Medical Officer was advised to locate suitable site in consultation with the district administration.
While giving his view on the proposal, SDO(C) Seyochung stressed on the urgent requirement of replacing the present absentee doctor with a new doctor to take care of the sick people of Seyochung area, who at present have to go to Zunheboto or Kiphire for treatment.
In this regard the MLA and Chairman DPDB informed members that at least 3 doctors will be coming soon to fill up the vacancies, latest by April 2011.
Stressing on the proposal for purchase of land for various developments, chairman DPDB, directed the department of NST to propose and purchase a plot land for construction of its office at Seyochung.
Deputy commissioner also called upon all the district administration officers to give a feasible proposal for expansion of the town keeping in mind the policy of the government that every inch of land should be purchased and not to accept land on donation (free of cost) to avoid land owners issue in future.
Vice chairman sought the MLA and chairman DPDB’s intervention in bringing the office of Land Record and Survey Officer to the district at the earliest.
Summing up the discussion on land issue, the MLA called upon members to bring up the matter to his notice in the next meeting, if any land encroachment problem in their respective department was reported.
USSC submitted a memorandum on irregularity of government officials in the district, to which the chairman directed all heads of offices to be regular as an office cannot function without its head. In this regard, Zhetovi, ex-minister and member, town advisory board, called upon the concerned authority to take necessary action on any officer who skips DPDB meeting thrice consecutively.
With regard to construction of pipeline at Kiusam EAC Hq, a proposal from Kiusam Area GB Association was made for the board’s recommendation. Executive Engineer (PHED) informed the board that survey works have been completed with further action anticipated.
Deliberating on water supply in the district, the Executive Engineer (PHED) informed the board that 62 villages in the district have been already connected with water supply, 56 villages communitised and 7 un-recognized villages in Kiusam area yet to be connected.
Commenting on the matter, the chairman DPDB directed Executive Engineer (PHED) to verify all the 62 (sixty-two) villages whether water supply in all these villages are functioning properly and directed him to report the matter in the next meeting, including those of 56 communitised villages.
In this regard the chairman enlightened the board about communitisation and stressed that every village have to struggle by themselves for smooth functioning of water supply in their respective villages by utilizing judiciously the lump sum money provided by the government for maintenance deposited in their respective accounts.
For construction of new road connecting new college complex measuring 1km, a proposal was submitted by Principal of Zisaji Presidency Government College. The chairman expressed the board’s present inability as fund for developmental schemes of the current financial year has already been utilised.
Meanwhile, the chairman informed the board that he would see whether the proposal can be taken up under urban development fund though the scheme is now centralised.
He assured the board that he personally would take up the matter with the concerned department’s commissioner and secretary and the minister in-charge in this regard. Meanwhile, the Board directed Executive Engineer, PWD (R&B) was asked to prepare a technical estimate in this regard and submit it at the earliest.
Up-gradation of Seyochung SDO (Civil) HQ to that of ADC HQ was proposed by the MLA and chairman, DPDB where the board unanimously recommended the case to the concerned authority in government.
Calling the attention of certain heads of offices for better governance, the MLA directed the department of education to see that Village Education Committee (VEC) should not only focus on deduction of teachers’ salary for their absence, rather focus on proxy teachers and on developmental aspects. He stressed that VECs should have humanitarian approach towards teachers while deducting their salary in their absence in time of certain problems and difficulties.
Calling the attention of the board members of the good harvest of potato at Phisami village potato farms this year, the MLA called upon the agriculture department to make good use of APMC in transporting out the surplus products for commercial purpose, thereby encouraging the farmers for more production.
The MLA also directed departments of Industries and Co-operation, where loan facilities are being made available, to strictly implement schemes by avoiding releasing the subsidy component thereby ignoring the loan components.
He also proposed organising a sales day of fishery products in the district to promote domestic production of fish from the many fishery ponds in the district constructed under various schemes.
Pulling up the department of soil and supply for sending their clerical staff representing the head of offices in the DPDB meeting despite repeated directions not to send their clerical staff, the chairman said it was in violation of the DPDB’s direction.
In case of unavoidable circumstances, the HoDs may depute sub-ordinate officers, not clerical staff who cannot answer the queries of the Board vis-à-vis their respective departments, he said.
The board members decided to organise DPDB meeting-cum-picnic on March 15 at quarry road where expenditure will be borne by Chairman DPDB.
Summing up the day’s business, the deputy commissioner called upon members to treat Census duty seriously by directing their sub-ordinate staff involved in the project for the success like that of the first phase.

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