Arunachal CM Pema Khandu For Mechanism To Boost Development
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday called for a robust mechanism to capitalize the vision of the government. During a meeting with the commissioners and secretaries here, the Chief Minister exhorted them to put on extra effort to accomplish the unfinished work of last two and half years of his government and push forward the State to newer heights in all sectors in the coming days.
Khandu said that since the present government has emerged with huge mandate and the people’s expectations and aspirations are very high from the government.
“When expectations are high, then responsibility on us become bigger”, he reasoned.
The meeting was aimed at having an interactive session with the top bureaucrats to translate the plans and ideas of the government into reality, a CMO communique informed.
“The good work of the government in last tenure has well been reciprocated by the people of the State which resulted in giving us another chance to serve and work for them,” Khandu said.
Making clear his intentions, Khandu revealed his government’s priority sectors where the state government would focus more in addition to other important sectors.
Efficient law and order management, modernization of police and policing, strengthening of law enforcement, health and education, transparency in governance by curbing corruption and solving unemployment issue by generating employment avenues in government as well as private sectors emerged as few priority sectors divulged by Khandu.
He opined for working out ways and means to tap the rich untapped resources of the state in spheres of Mines and Minerals, forest produces, tourism, hydro power, agri and allied sector and such other potential areas to generate revenue as well as to generate gainful employment for unemployed educated youths.
Khandu further requested the senior officers to work on creating a congenial atmosphere for investments to come from outside which initially warrants peaceful business establishment, lesser hiccups in official correspondences and a welcoming society which is free of law and order problem. Reiterating that the government has decided to do away with Special Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF) and State Annual Development Agenda (SADA) from this year and discourage individual schemes, the chief minister categorically directed the head of departments to finish the budget exercise in war footing so that budget scheduled from July 8 next incorporates all.
“Collective and coordinated approach will help in overcoming the challenges” Khandu emphatically said. He asked the Administrative reforms department to work on redistribution of manpower and rationalize according to need based. He observed that few departments have excessive manpower while others are facing acute shortage of employees, which apparently hampers the government functioning. He also asked the department heads to ensure punctuality in office timing and initiate appropriate measures to conduct regular DPCs in every six months.
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