Darjeeling: The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) has decided to decentralise some functions to ensure better governance at the hill body, which many believe was directionless in the previous regime.
Binay Tamang, chairman, board of administrators, GTA today held an administrative meeting in Kalimpong, which was attended by the board members and senior GTA officials including Subrata Biswas, principal secretary and C. Murugan, secretary of the hill body among others.
Saran Gurung, media executive, GTA,said: “The GTA has decided to reorganise the engineering division and henceforth, there would be an engineering cell at each block which would be monitored by a centralised engineering cell.”
There are eight blocks within GTA’s territorial jurisdiction and so far a centralised engineering department was largely overseeing all works in the GTA area. “The engineering cell is among the most important wings of the GTA and we have decided to decentralised this cell for better governance,” said Gurung.
It has also been decided that sub-assistant engineers will have to make weekly visits to various sites, assistant engineers have to visit fortnightly and executive engineers have to make field visit every month.
“The engineers will have to maintain site visit book and the progress needs to be reported to high authorities regularly. Agencies would not perform will be blacklisted and terminated with immediate effect,” said Gurung.