Itanagar, July 5: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra today urged upon the officers of the state to have a ‘Pan Arunachal’ view and emphasized that initiatives must be taken to any problem or challenge confronting the common citizens of the state. Convening a meeting of the state’s senior government officers at Raj Bhawan here, Mishra reiterated that every paisa spent from the public fund on any programme or project must bring matching result for the development of the people, an official communiqué informed.
The meeting was convened to discuss about developmental programmes and projects being initiated in the state besides on issues to be raised in the ensuing plenary meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) at Shillong on July 9 and 10 next.
The governor shared his concern with the senior bureaucrats about alleged corrupt practices and absence of government officials from their offices, which is hampering the smooth functioning of the government offices.
Inviting suggestions from the officers to be taken up in the NEC Plenary, Mishra said that the state must make best use of the NE forum to put forward the challenges of the people for its resolution by joint effort.
He also advised the officers to explore institutional mechanism to expedite the implementation of NEC sponsored projects.
Issues related to roads and air connectivity, law and order, security, infrastructure, health and textbooks distribution also came up for discussion.
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal briefed the governor on the matters pertaining to NEC, the communiqué added.