Chandigarh-Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar, Cabinet Minister Soil and Water Conservation, has launched the ‘Revised Standard Operating Procedures’ of the Department of Soil and Water Conservation in Punjab. The new work procedures have been revised after greater than 50 years, and can change the sooner procedures formulated throughout the Sixties when the departmental works had been minor in nature and primarily restricted to soil conservation works solely.
Divulging on this regards, Cabinet Minister, Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar said that the character and magnitude of the departmental works have modified considerably. Water useful resource conservation and administration assumed significance particularly after the late Eighties attributable to quick depletion of floor water and restricted floor water availability. Therefore, the revised work procedures lay emphasis on works like rainwater harvesting, underground pipelines, drip/sprinkler irrigation, and the usage of handled water, which have change into the prime focus of the division.
Speaking on the event, Dr. Nijjar knowledgeable that the Government is dedicated to bringing larger effectivity and transparency in public works. Therefore, all such guidelines and procedures which have change into out of date and act as a hurdle relatively than facilitating the frequent man are being rewritten throughout departments. The launch of those revised SOPs is a step in that path.
Mohinder Singh Saini, Chief Conservator of Soils, Punjab, who was current together with different officers of the division, knowledgeable that these revised work procedures of the division lay down duties and obligations of officers/officers in addition to the methodology of execution of works together with monitoring and analysis.