Quality monitors to assess JNNURM projects
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 22:17
New Delhi: Independent quality monitors will now inspect projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and send assessment reports covering quality and other aspects to ensure timely completion of the schemes.

A senior official in the Ministry of Urban Development said the proposed quality monitors will be professional engineers of the rank of retired superintendent engineers and above.

"These monitors will carry random inspection of infrastructure development projects being implemented in selected cities to check the quality," the official said.

The appointed monitors will provide their feedback directly to the Mission Directorate in the ministry of Urban Development and their comments will be taken into consideration while processing the cases for the release of subsequent installments of central support.

In order to ensure transparency, accountability and timely completion of the schemes, the monitors will not carry out inspections in the state where they have served.

Officials said the reports of the quality monitors would be filed online with details of their visit on the website of JNNURM and this was expected to help maintain quality and timely completion of projects.

Funds for projects to the tune of over Rs one lakh crore have so far been sanctioned in this plan period for 65 mission cities across the country under the JNNURM, the flagship programme of the government, in the last over four years.


First Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 22:17

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