BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, April 22: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called for bringing government schemes to fast-track delivery system for the people to reap the benefits in a time bound manner.
He was sharing his thoughts and vision on the second day of the conference of the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police at Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati today.
He asked the district machinery led by the Deputy Commissioners to perform for the poor and down-trodden of the society. He also asked the administrative machinery to adopt humane approach and extend governce even at grass root of the society. Emphasizing for a synergy in the service delivery system, Gogoi asked the Deputy Commissioners and departments concerned to undertake field visit and monitor the implementation of the schemes related to the departments. He also asked the Deputy Commissioners to prepare a comprehensive proposal for upgradation of existing infrastructure so as to ensure the access of all sections of the people to the services like health, education, agriculture and other employment generating avenues.
Gogoi asked the district administration to take steps for the disposal of mutation; partition and conversion cases on a mission mode and May 1 to May 15, 2015 have been earmarked for the exercise.
Reiterating his commitment to stimulate developmental activities for a sustained economic growth, Gogoi pitched in for awarding the best performing block in every district. For generating awareness about welfare schemes of the government, Gogoi also asked the district authority to put up hoardings displaying schemes of the government and ways and means to avail them. He also asked the Deputy Commissioners to take adequate steps for providing Indira Awas Yoja to people belonging to BPL level on a priority basis. Moreover, direction has been given to expedite the delivery of government pension schemes, construction of toilets for the targeted beneficiaries without any hassle. He also stressed on convergence programme to present a bouquet of government's welfare schemes for the benefit of the people.
To ensure welfare of the tea garden workers Chief Minister Gogoi asked the Deputy Commissioners to enforce Plantation Labour Act in letter and spirit. He asked the Deputy Commissioners to cover all the tea garden workers under tiol Food Security Act and cards should be issued to every tea worker. Moreover, instructions were given to take appropriate steps to focus on the welfare of tea garden areas, char areas and tribal areas to bring them to main attention areas. Moreover, DCs have been asked to install individual meter in tea garden households.
In the construction sector there are approximately 10 lakh workers and only few thousands are registered. In view of this, DCs have been asked to take steps to register the workers under Building and other Construction Workers Act, 1996 and eble their entitlement to several facilities. Besides, direction has been given to scale up the exercise to extend the social security coverage to the unorganised workers. District administration has also been sensitized to activate district task force to stop child labour and expedite prosecution and conversion cases.
Laying emphasis on skill development in the state, Gogoi asked the district machinery to put more importance on skill development centres. He also reviewed Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission and Employment Generation Mission and asked the concerned authority to take steps to eble the youths to enjoy the benefits of the programmes.
State Agriculture, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Rakibul Hussain, Revenue Minister Dr. Bhumidhar Barman, PWD, Planning and Development Minister Ajanta Neog, Cultural Affairs, Handloom, Textile and Sericulture Minister Bismita Gogoi, Parliamentary Secretaries, Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla, Additiol Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Das, Additiol Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister MGVK Bhanu, and other top officials were present in the conference.