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CM calls for better implementation of rural development schemes

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, June 4: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal emphasised better coordition between public representatives and administrative machinery for effective implementation of rural development schemes in the state. The Chief Minister said this while reviewing the progress of rural development schemes implemented in Dibrugarh district, which was held in the Zila Parishad conference hall on Sunday.

“As Zila Parishad and the DRDA are the main agencies which implement all rural development schemes of the Govt. of India and the state governments, officials of these offices must maintain close co-ordition and contact with the public representatives. This will help in smooth and effective implementation of the schemes”, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also asked the P&RD officials to take the public representatives into full confidence and keep them abreast about the schemes adding that this would help the block development officials to implement schemes in a smooth and hassle-free manner. The Chief Minister also advocated improved co-ordition between BDO office and the panchayat offices.

Urging the MLAs, ZP members and the BDOs to work as a team, the Chief Minister said that the Government of Assam has embarked on a mission to fulfil the expectations of the people ensuring their involvement and participation into the system. “Our government is moving ahead with 'Team Assam’ spirit and the MLAs, ZP members and the BDOs should also emulate the same and build their team spirit, this will immensely help scheme implementation”, the Chief Minister commented.

Chief Minister Sonowal also emphasised on creating a people friendly working environment in government offices. He directed the government officials to give adequate importance to public visiting government offices seeking redressal to their grievances. He also asked the officials to ensure that all petitions submitted by public are properly addressed in a time bound manner.

Maintaining that Prime Minister’s Awas Yoja (PMAY) is one of most important flagship programmes of the government which is aimed at ensuring housing for all within 2022, the Chief Minister directed the government officials to ensure that no misuse of fund in implementation of the scheme could take place. He also stressed on generating more awareness about the scheme and asked the BDOs to convene meeting with the beneficiaries and apprise them about the benefits of the scheme vis-a-vis their roles and responsibility.

The Chief Minister also reviewed the MGNREGA and several other rural development schemes in the meeting. MP Rameswar Teli, MLAs Prashanta Phukan, Ritupar Baruah, Binod Hazarika, ren Sonowal, Bimal Bora, Chakra Gogoi, Teros Gowala, DC Loya Madduri, SP Gautam Bora, CEO Zila Parishad Diganta Saikia, PD DRDA and all ZP members, BDOs and Junior Engineers were present in the meeting. This was stated in a press release.

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