Minutes of the 16th meeting of the Shivalik Development Board held on 27-3-2006 under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Haryana.
Item No. 1: - Confirmation of minutes of the last meeting held on 15th November, 2004.
The house confirmed the same and decided that at least two meetings of Shivalik Development Board should be held in a year.
Item No. 2: - Action taken report on the decisions of the last meeting.
The house noted the action taken report on the decisions of the last meeting and suggested to take suitable action in respect of
the following: -
i) Tourist Complex at Morni: - F.C. Tourism proposed to take over the building for setting up of Hotel Management Institute at Morni. However, he asked for adequate drinking water supply to be made available for the institute. It was decided that the matter may be sorted out in consultation with Public Health Deptt. on an urgent basis.
ii) PHC, Hangola: - Construction work of this building should be started at the earliest. The Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary to the Govt. Haryana, PWD (B&R) assured that tender would be floated within one week.
iii) Electrification of Dhanis: - The work for electrification of 45 and other remaining 149 dhanis should be accelerated.
IV) Filling up of vacancies: - The Education Deptt. should frame a policy to fill up the vacant posts in Shivalik area on the pattern of Mewat Development Board.
V) Externally Aided Project: - The house suggested to follow up with other multi-lateral donor agencies for obtaining external aid.
Item No. 3: - Review of progress of works for the year 2004-05.
The house was apprised of the progress of works undertaken during the year 2004-05. The house noted the status report.
Item No. 4: - Approval of Annual Action Plan for the year 2005-06.
The house approved the Annual Action Plan for the year 2005-06 amounting to Rs. 2341.74 lacs and sanctioned the budget amounting to Rs. 1500.00 lacs for the year 2006-07. It was decided that town/urban areas (such as Panchkula) should not be covered and the funds should only be utilised for the integrated development of rural areas of the Shivalik region. The house also decided that soil conservation and water harvesting structures such as small dams in Shivalik area should be identified by Shivalik Development Agency which would be constructed by the Irrigation Deptt.
Item No. 5: - Review of progress of works for the year 2005-06.
The house was apprised of the progress of works undertaken during the year 2005-06. The house noted the status.
Item No. 6: - Provision of staff for the office of the SDA.
The house approved the proposal to fill up the vacant posts and technical staff from the concerned departments on deputation basis.
Item No. 7: - Follow up action on the C&AG report for the period 1999-2000 to 2003-2004.
The house was apprised of the observations of the C&AG report for the period 1999-2000 to 2003-04. The house suggested that a perspective plan should be prepared for a period of 5 to 10 years and all aspects should be taken into consideration for the overall development of the area with focus on raising the living standards of the people. The comprehensive plan should lay emphasis on education, income generating activities, horticulture, water harvesting structures, agriculture and mobile health clinics for the inaccessible areas. This exercise should be completed within a period of three months by involving line departments/experts which may be outsourced, if required.
Item No. 8: - Any other item with the permission of the chair.
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the chair.