SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma held a video conference with the Deputy Commissioners of all districts along with officials to review programmes and schemes of various departments here on Tuesday.
The first review meeting was held with officials of the department of Mining and Geology together with Home (Police) Department to discuss issues relating to mining and enforcement. Among the various issues raised in the meeting, the officials cited lack of manpower to cover multiple exit points at the border with Assam and sought the help of the Police department to assist the enforcement personnel to effectively man the exit points and also provide security during raids and inspections especially in areas deemed sensitive. The Chief Minister has called for strict vigilance by personnel of the concerned departments and better coordination between the District Administration and the Police Department. He also suggested strategic placement of manpower and technological intervention viz. QR coded challans, CCTV surveillance, etc., for strict monitoring; deter illegal activities and effective collection of revenue.
The second review meeting was conducted with the C&RD department to review ongoing scheme of the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan including issues relating to identification of villages and functioning of VECs.
The third review meeting was held with the Commerce and Industries Department to review the progress of the Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme in the State. The Chief Minister directed all concerned for better coordination and proactive engagement to meet targets on time bound manner.
The Chief Minister also held a meeting with the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs to review projects and programmes of the department with special focus on Meghalaya Football Mission. In the meeting the Chief Minister also reviewed the progress of the grassroots training centres that are functioning in Districts across the State for training of children between the age of 6-12 years to skill them in the sport.