GUWAHATI: “Circle officers have an important role in taking the administration to the grassroots and they must ensure proper implementation of government schemes while maintaining a close relationship with the public so that democratic values are strengthened. They must contribute to building a transparent administrative system by acting as the bridge between the government and the public,” so said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday while speaking at the workshop on revenue administration for the revenue officers organized by Revenue and Disaster Management Department at Assam Administrative Staff College.
Saying that the present State Government is striving to set up a transparent and clean administrative system from the outset, Sonowal urged the circle officers to perform their duties with utmost sincerity and dedication so that the people can benefit from the government schemes. Committed service delivery would also enable them to earn respect from the people, he said.
Stating that the circle officers must ensure that corruption does not affect grassroots administration, the Chief Minister urged them to make farmers, women, senior citizens, youth at rural areas aware about various schemes taken by the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated a lot of schemes for the underprivileged section of society and corruption must be totally removed from the system so that the schemes reach the target beneficiaries, he said.
During the interaction with the circle officers, the Chief Minister reviewed the implementation status of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, Ujjwala Yojna, providing land pattas to indigenous inhabitants, circle-specific social issues, agricultural schemes etc. Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management Bhabesh Kalita, Chief Secretary Alok Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue Department Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Lohia, Principal Secretary of Revenue Department Rajesh Prasad were also present at the workshop. This was stated in a press release.