Agartala: Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has rubbished all apprehension and confusion created over a recent memorandum issued by the finance department restricting creation of post and appointment by any department without prior approval.
He said there is not a single word preventing the departments from issuing appointment and said that must have prior approval from the Finance Department. It is a usual practice and the memorandum was issued as some cases of aberration came to notice.
He said thousands of posts in different departments remained vacant as the previous Left Front government took no initiative to fill them up. The new government is trying to fill up these posts and all possible measures are being taken to avoid any mistake.
The Finance Department memorandum has become a major political issue in the state as the opposition CPI(M) and its students and youth wings launched a massive agitation demanding the withdrawal of the memorandum. They have organised rally in different places and threatened to continue it till their demand is not fulfilled.
The minister said in the name of agitation it is a calculated step to misguide the educated youths and create unrest in the state. He said such attempt will not succeed as the people know that this government is committed to fulfil all its assurance including providing job to the unemployed youths.
Government priority for all-round development: DCM
Itanagar, Dec 22: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Saturday reiterated that the priority of the state government is to ensure all-round development and introduce various welfare schemes for inclusive growth and development of all sections of the society.
He was speaking at the public meeting after inaugurating four important developmental projects in the picturesque town of Manmao in Changlang district, an official communiqué informed. Mein said that the government under young and able leadership of Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been focussed on the development of infrastructure.
“In the last few years, the state has seen a sea change in the citizen oriented and citizen friendly development activities,” Mein said and added that the state government has not taken a single day rest since the formation of the government and has been working round the clock for the composite and all round development of the state. The deputy chief minister said the speed and scale of development work have increased by leaps and bounds in the state and asserted that the government has taken several bold steps which are truly watershed which has catapult the state to the greatest heights of progress and development.
Speaking on Arunachal Rising campaign, Mein informed the gathering that it is the need of the hour as it will facilitate development process to reach out to the people throughout the state targeting remote areas and make them aware of the government initiatives, policies and programs. He called upon them for taking benefit of Chief Minister’s Flagships Programmes and other government schemes. Mein asserted that the government is focusing on transparency and is ensuring that the benefits of government schemes reach to the last man in the society, the communiqué added.