FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, February 4: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki on Tuesday took first hand report from the districts sitting here at Itagar through video conferencing.
Flanked by the chief secretary, planning secretary and other commissioners and secretaries, Tuki interacted with all the deputy commissioners, reviewing schemes and projects being implemented in the districts, an official release informed.
Taking on from the recent decision to maintain a zero tolerance approach towards revenue leakage, Tuki sought to know from DCs details of revenue collected till date, steps taken to plug leakage, formation of District Level Resource Mobilization Committees and expected collection for 2014–15.
He appreciated efforts of the district administrations that resulted in increased revenue generation during the last three years.
Despite no activity in the sectors of forest, coal, lottery and hydropower, the state achieved significant increase in revenue collection, the chief minister said.
Tuki asked the district heads to prepare and submit monthly performance reports to the chief secretary especially on health and education sectors besides PDS.
Stressing on timely delivery of PDS items, the chief minister suggested stocking of the items well in advance as monsoon is approaching.
He said the DCs have been empowered to give awards at their level to performing departments and officials on special occasions to motivate officials. Tuki also hinted that recruitment process, especially in health and education sectors, would be decentralized and DCs would be empowered to recruit in districts.
Giving impetus on welfare of people in border areas, he called for feasibility reports on installation of solar power in places where there is no conventiol power supply.
Delving on government assets, Tuki said all un–allotted government land should be processed immediately and those assets not yet taken over must be officially taken over and put to use. Asking the DCs to submit district vision documents by involving grass root functiories within two months, he suggested that the documents may be drafted with 5 years, 10 years and 15 years perspective.
The video conferencing, scheduled to be held every three months, lasted for over five hours, the release added.