THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a first, the Chief Minister will review functioning of all departments and analyse the progress of major schemes in the state from Monday. At the two-day meet, 114 schemes under 38 departments in addition to progress of 14 mega projects will be reviewed. Continuing with measures to speed up project implementation, Pinarayi will assess functioning of all departments and analyse progress of major schemes. It’s for the first time the Chief Minister is reviewing functioning of all departments in the state, said the CMO. In each department, progress of three major initiatives would be analysed. The effort is to identify any hindrance to complete the project in a time-bound manner.
On the first day, departments under six ministers, including the Chief Minister, will be reviewed. The remaining 12 ministers’ portfolios will be assessed on Tuesday. In addition to the ministers concerned, the Chief Secretary and Secretaries will attend the day-long review process. Annual Plan review meeting on WednesdayThe Chief Minister will hold tri-monthly review of the Annual Plan on October 11. After the LDF Government assumed office, Pinarayi Vijayan has been holding Plan review and project expenditure review in every quarter. The progress of each project, administrative sanctions issued, deadlines, the expenditure and addressing any issues related to project implementation will be part of the review meeting. It’s the third such review meeting this year.
The state has registered a growth in financial expenditure compared to last year, said the CMO.
“Compared to last September, the rate of financial expenditure has grown from 9 pc to around 20 pc. Also there’s progress in physical performance of various projects,” said sources with the CMO.
Meanwhile the Planning Board will begin its minister-level Plan review meetings from Monday. On Monday, the Board will hold meetings with Ministers Thomas Chandy and P Thilothaman. The department-level plan reviews have almost been completed. The minister-level meetings are expected to last till October 25.