FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, July 19: Chief Minister bam Tuki On Saturday called upon the vigilance and monitoring committees to ensure proper implementation of rural development programmes in the state.
Tuki who, presided over the state level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting on the implementation of rural development programmes here, informed that the state government has decided to release the state share for all centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) schemes in the beginning of the fincial year so that the fund flow from the Centre is uninterrupted.
He called for a holistic and religious approach towards implementation of CSS and state specific programmes which targets the rural populace, official sources informed here today. As many as eleven centrally sponsored schemes under rural development comprising of PMGSY, Accelerated Water Supply Programme, Swacch Bharat Mission, tiol Social Assistance, MGNREGA, IAY, Integrated Watershed Magement Programme, Aruchal Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yoja & Socio-economic and caste census, tiol Land Records Modernisation Programme and Old age pension programme were reviewed and discussed at length through power point presentations.
“We need to ensure that each scheme reaches the targeted beneficiaries,” the chief minister emphatically said while revealing that cabinet committee would be constituted to monitor the implementation and reviewing of the CSS and state programmes.
He further emphasized for development of inter-departmental coordition, exploring possibility of dovetailing RD programmes with others, creation of public awareness in order to ensure the benefit percolates down to the targeted group.
Tuki also insisted the departments to use latest technology in implementation of the schemes besides uploading the information with latest photographs in their respective websites for broader dissemition of information to the public.
Taking part in the discussion, the CM opined that the tiol livelihood mission and state livelihood mission should go hand in hand in imparting skill development training. He however said that the state should not completely depend on centre for its execution, rather should work out its own course of action.
Tuki took serious exception to the poor progress report of few of the programmes and asked the department to chalk out effective mechanism to address it.
He further asked the department to resolve issues on urgency and pay utmost priority in responding to the correspondences received from the Centre.
Tuki during the day also chaired a meeting of the Consultative Committee for RWD that centered on reviewing status of PMGSY roads across the state.
The meeting was attended by Members of the Committee, legislators Wanglin Sawin, Dikto Yikar, Zignu mchoom and Gabriel D Wangsu.
The chief minister stressed on quality and timely completion of PMGSY roads that cater to the connectivity issue of rural villages and therefore are most important. Taking stock of the status of various ongoing works, Tuki suggested a dedicated maintence policy to be adopted for completed PMGSY roads.
“Construction does not end our jobs. We have to see that completed roads are maintained regularly so that its longevity is not compromised,” he pointed out.
The chief minister also called upon the department to practice proper and realistic survey before taking up any new road project besides looking for options to provide connectivity to places where the PMGSY criteria is not applicable.
While summing up, the Consultative Committee suggested that the quality of soil has to be tested before proposing any road project for its success. It called for upgradation of the department’s soil laboratory as envisaged under the Soil Health Mission for proper quality check.
It suggested that any issue of serious ture that may hamper the progress of projects must be immediately brought to the notice of the Government by the department authorities and advised the officials to be sincere in imparting their duties as their service is benefitted directly by the rural populace. The Committee also sought to know success stories of the department and asked the authorities to present such stories with facts and figures in the next meeting.