Ranchi, Feb. 21: Governor Syed Ahmed has approved his advisory councilís decision to engage Ircon India Limited as a consultant for monitoring construction of roads and bridges built under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
Three leading PSUs ó National Project Construction Corporation, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited and National Building Constructions Corporation Limited ó are already looking after quality control affairs of PMGSY schemes in the state.
Under the planís tenth phase, 14,661km rural road and 119 bridges are to be built in the state. Of this, construction work of barely 6,214km has so far been completed. Not a single bridge approved under the phase is complete.
Chief secretary S.K. Choudhary directed the secretaries of rural development, food and civil supplies, drinking water and sanitation, forest and environment, industry, water resources and forest and environment departments to submit proposals within a week on how they intended to transfer powers to elected panchayati raj bodies.
The primary education, social welfare, welfare, agriculture and health departments have already transferred powers to the rural bodies.