Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has warned against any violation of the Master Plan and other building guidelines.

"No violations of Master Plan and other provisions of building guidelines would be tolerated," Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, who chaired a high-level meeting of the Housing Ministry, said.

"Strict action would be taken against those violating the norms and proper action against the concerned officers would also be taken," he said.

To curb the breaking of such rules in the city, a committee of Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jammu, and Vice-Chairman (VC) Jammu Development Authority (JDA) has been constituted.

Chand also exhorted officers to ensure prompt redressal of public grievances and said the timely completion of urban development projects was of utmost importance. "In order to address urban infrastructure requirements the government has launched prestigious projects and schemes, it is the duty of the officers to prioritise works for fast track completion of these projects," he added.

Special attention in projects should be paid to the urban poor, he said while emphasising the need to develop capital cities on the pattern of metropolitan areas. "As per latest amendments in the municipal act, every housing project has to keep 20 percent provision for economically poor and now concerned officers have to make sure that projects keep provision for the urban poor population," he said.

Reviewing the response to the 'e-governance' facility launched in the department, the Deputy Chief Minister said the project has enabled common people access to various services like building permission, birth and death certificates and registration of complaints online without visiting the municipal office.

Officers should make sure that the time schedule is followed for providing services under the Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA), he also said.


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