From our correspondent
Itagar, Oct 28: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the State government has taken initiative to spread awareness regarding Centre’s flagship programmes in the State.
Khandu stated this while chairing the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ programme organised at the DC’s office in Tawang. The programme was also attended by RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi and other officials.
Commissioner fince Ashis Kundra made a detailed presentation on the major Central flagships programmes. He also made a presentation on GST, Aadhar, DBT and Public fince Magement System (PFMS).
This was followed by an interactive session, where officials present submitted their queries regarding the Centre’s programmes. The legislators present also expressed their views and suggestions to the officials, an official report stated on Saturday.
He said that awareness levels among the people about the schemes are very low and lamented that even the government officials are not adequately aware.
To meet up these challenges, he said that State government had on October 12 set up committees in every district to carry out an information and awareness campaign to the people about the Centre’s flagship programmes.
He said that each committee consists of a legislator, commissioner or secretary level officers along with Deputy Commissioners, officials and public leaders with five-year target set to achieve the objective.
Khandu called on the circle officers to play a proactive role in spreading awareness at the grassroots along with the panchayat leaders and gaon burahs. He said the main motive of such massive awareness campaign is to help improve the work culture and to acquaint the officers with all the Central flagship programmes.
He also said the objective is also to ensure that the benefits reach the lowest strata of people, stressing the role of the banks for its effective implementation.
The chief minister said the State government is also working pro-actively to bring transparency in the system. He said all fund transfer for the Central schemes will be routed via PFMS so that flow of funds is monitored at all levels. He added that a CM Dashboard will be unveiled soon where the chief minister himself can monitor all schemes and programmes implemented by the departments.
Khandu appreciated the district officials for maintaining a good work atmosphere.
He said Tawang has earned a good reputation in executing and implementation of programmes and schemes on the ground. He encouraged the officials to maintain such work culture so that other districts can emulate.