Common Facility Centres to be constructed in every constituency: Abdul Haq


Srinagar: Government has decided to establish Common Facility Centres (CFCs) in every constituency of the State, the construction work on these facilities shall start shortly. This was stated by the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Abdul Haq at a high level meeting, here today. Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Mr Kursheed Ahmed Shah and Director Rural Development, Kashmir Mr Tasaduq Jeelani were present in the meeting.
It was informed during the meeting that each CFC would be constructed at an estimated cost Rs 50 lakh by converging funds from the 13th Finance Commission award and MGNREGA. The CFCs would be utilized for both private as well as government functions like marriage ceremonies and official meetings. It was also decided in the meeting that construction of fencing walls around all assets of Rural Development Department including Common Facility Centres and block development councils shall be taken up during current financial year. It was also decided that all Executive Engineers of Rural Development Department shall be authorized to utilize financial powers for execution of development works under 13th Finance Commission.
On the occasion, the Minister directed all executive engineers of the department to expedite the developmental works and ensure that these are completed by March next year.


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