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Jaspreet Singh takes over as Deputy Commissioner

Jaspreet Singh, a 2014 IAS officer, took office on Monday as the new deputy commissioner listing health, education, law and order, green coverage, more responsive governance as his priorities . Jaspreet Singh, who previously served as Deputy Commissioner Mansa, reached the District Administration Complex the morning a guard of honor was granted.

After assuming the charge, the Deputy Commissioner pointed out that projects relating to infrastructure, rural development, increasing the area under green cover would also be targeted in addition to informing the masses about new services to citizens recently added to the list, including services related to passports, etc.

Emphasizing that the pending work in the offices will also be resolved in a few days, Jaspreet Singh said that the district administration, in consultation with the line departments, will establish a timetable for the issuance of NOCs in accordance with the policy of processing of complete cases for bill of sale purposes. .

The deputy commissioner also said a plan would also be developed to address encroachments in the city and rural areas in the public interest. In order to ease the traffic congestion at the local PAP Chowk, the Deputy Commissioner also instructed the concerned officials to expedite the process of building the air bridge to the Amritsar side from the road leading to the BSF Chowk side.

Outstanding issues of construction and other projects will also be discussed with the National Highways Authority of India as the maximum works were already underway. Emphasizing that the zero wait legacy at Sewa Kendras will also continue as done earlier, Jaspreet Singh said a number of new services have been included in the existing roster at sewa kendras.

Passport-related services will also be made public so that people can avail this facility in the respective centers, the Deputy Commissioner said, adding that constant monitoring will also be done for ongoing projects so that they can be completed within the time allowed.

Center government-sponsored schemes will also be supervised to ensure proper use of funds, he added. , said the deputy commissioner.

To increase the green area in the district, Jaspreet Singh said MNREGA workers will also be involved in this new initiative to ensure a clean, green and pollution-free environment.

Earlier, Extra Deputy Commissioner (R) Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa, Extra Deputy Commissioner (L) Amit Sareen and other officers from different departments welcomed the Deputy Commissioner upon his arrival at DAC.


In the meantime, the Deputy Commissioner also held an initial meeting with officials from various departments to take stock of the progress of ongoing projects. He ordered the officers to accomplish these projects within the stipulated deadlines in addition to carrying out regular follow-up.