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PHE&IFC Formally Renamed ‘Jal Shakti Department’

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday formally accorded sanction to renaming of the Public Health Engineering and Irrigation and Flood Control Department as the ‘Jal Shakti Department’.
It ordered inclusion of the ‘Jal Shakti Department’ at serial No. 27-A in the first schedule of the J&K government business Rules and deletion of sub-entries (2) and (5) appearing at serial No. 27 (Public works) in the first schedule of the J&K government business.
The decision was taken at the Administrative Council, which met under the chairmanship of Lt Governor G C Murmu, on 5 February this year. The Administrative Council had also accorded sanction to the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) and roadmap to achieve 100 percent coverage of piped water supply by December 2021 across the UT, an official spokesman said.
“In order to accomplish the roadmap and align the activities of the department with the National Mission of Jal Jeevan, the administrative council accorded sanction to the renaming of PHE & I&FC Department as ‘Jal Shakti Department’ and setting up of a Mission Directorate of Jal Jeevan Mission, J&K, by merging Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) to look after JJM works and an executive committee of JJM for its assistance with the creation of necessary staff,” the government had said in a statement.


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