FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 3: After failing to secure its place in the first phase of the smart city project, the local bodies of Pasighat in East Siang district are gearing up for the second phase of the plan under newly joined Municipal Executive Officer (MEO), Rahul Singh.
On January 28 last when Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah idu made the announcement of the 20 cities selected in the first phase, it was declared that the cut off mark set by the union ministry was 54 while Pasighat missed the chance with 52.5 marks in the first list.
However, the centurion town has been provided second chance as it is nomited as one of the 23 First Track cities on the basis of the Smart City Proposal, submitted in Round-1 under the Smart City Mission of the Centre.
MEO Singh while holding his first meeting with DDF Consultant (as part of the second phase) in his office chamber discussed in details on why Pasighat lagged behind in the first phase’ and the way and means to upgrade the smart city proposals that has to be submitted before April 15 next.
He informed the consultants that as per the feedback of the pel of experts, the upgraded proposal should incorporate a thorough Strength Weakness Opportunity Threat (SWOT) and accordingly plans have to be chalked out to overcome the weakness in consultation with the citizens and stakeholders.
At the same time, giving a clarion call to the esteemed citizens, Singh appealed for an active and massive participation in the upcoming venture, sharing valuable suggestions through mygov.in portal, citizen awareness campaigns, radio talks and various competitions etc to acquire better marks in the 2nd phase.
The MEO further instructed the Smart City Officer EAC Ainstein Koyu to conduct the first interaction cum consultative meeting with the earlier constituted team of officers and staffs on later part of this week to chalk out the fil and upgraded plan/proposal, needed for the second round.