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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 1: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the aim of his government is to bring the administration closer to the people and to usher in speedier development.

Laying the foundation stone of an Integrated Directorate Complex at Betkuchi on the outskirts of Guwahati today, Gogoi said that the new Integrated Directorate Complex would ease the problems of the people who come to Guwahati for official purposes. “As the directorate offices lie scattered in different places of Guwahati, people find much difficulty in moving around. With the coming up of the five-star integrated directorate complex, people can get their work done without any hassles and that too under one roof,” he said.

Gogoi said the Integrated Directorate Complex, conceived and designed on lines of Green Building concept, would speed up the process of development work. “The Secretariat frames policies but the directorates execute the work. The integrated complex will hasten the process of development,” he said.

Gogoi said: “There was a time when development activities had come to a grinding halt. Employees had to go without salaries. Roads and bridges were in dilapidated conditions. The seat of power functioned from an Assam-type building which resembled like an old tea warehouse. A sea change has taken place in the past 15 years. Today the State can boast of a state-of-the-art Secretariat. New roads and bridges have come up, ushering in development in different spheres.”

Gogoi said, “The tryst with development would not have been possible without the support and cooperation of the people. The economic transformation brought out by fincial discipline and magement has ebled the State to carry out a number of pro-poor and development oriented schemes and projects.”

In the same breathe, the Chief Minister pointed out that no one could have imagined that the State Government could take up the Metro Rail Project, 6-lane bridge over the Brahmaputra connecting rengi-Kuruwa involving staggering amounts.

Gogoi said while Prime Minister Modi criticizes the State Government for doing nothing in the past 15 years on the one hand, he acknowledges the work it has done in different sectors on the other. “Assam has bagged the No.1 spot in infrastructure development. It has done exceedingly well in the power and other sectors. People of Assam know what work we have done in the past 15 years. And this acknowledgement counts more than anything else,” he added.

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