Tezpur: The District Development Committee meeting for the month of December was held at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Wednesday. Presiding over the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Manvendra Pratap Singh reviewed the progress of various ongoing development schemes of various departments in the district.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Commissioner asked the AGM, NABARD, DK Das and the Lead District Manager to ensure active participation of bank branch managers in the block-level bankers committee meetings held at the block level and to work in tandem with all line departments in order to encourage more people to come forward and avail the benefits of government schemes. He also directed all banks to improve the credit flow to the poor and marginal people. The Deputy Commissioner also directed APDCL officials to complete work on partially electrified villages and pay special focus on tea garden areas. Moreover, he also directed them to ensure a steady electricity supply and check issues of voltage fluctuation. He also issued necessary directions to hold the elections to the Sonitpur District Regulated Marketing Committee within one month.
The Deputy Commissioner pulled up officials of departments showing poor performance in meeting targets of various beneficiary-oriented schemes and directed them to submit action taken reports in this connection at the earliest. He also instructed all heads of various government departments to either be personally present or depute any responsible official to attend all gaon sabhas for the preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plans for each individual village.
On receiving several complaints from the public regarding illegal sand mining activities being carried out in the Mora Barali area, the Deputy Commissioner directed the forest department officials to take urgent necessary action into the allegations and submit a report at the earliest.
In addition, the Deputy Commissioner issued strict instructions to all government officials concerned not to leave headquarters without seeking prior approval. The Deputy Commissioner asked all departmental officials to work earnestly and be more proactive in meeting the targets well ahead of the deadlines. District Development Commissioner Farouk Alam, Additional Deputy Commissioners Rohan Jha, and Parag Kakaty, heads of various government departments and bank officials were present in the meeting.