CM reviews disaster preparedness and essential stocks in high-level meet
Dibrugarg/Guwahati, May 29: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today held a high-level meeting with deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of North bank, Central Assam and Upper Assam districts at Dibrugarh Circuit House. DCs and SPs of 12 districts attended the meet.
Chief Minister Sonowal asked the DCs to expedite the process for updating of tiol Register of Citizens (NRC) and to complete the entire process within the stipulated time frame. “It’s our tiol commitment that we should complete the NRC update within the stipulated time frame. Towards this end, all out efforts must be made to complete the process on time. There should not be any cause for delay,” he exhorted.
The Chief Minister asked the DCs to devote at least two hours every day in the NRC update exercise apart from other duties. “I am aware that you have other responsibilities. But take time out of your schedule and devote at least two hours for the NRC update exercise so that it can be completed within the set time frame,” he said.
Sonowal urged the DCs and SPs to create an awareness campaign within a week in their respective districts involving the students’ organisations, NGOs, civil societies and literary organisations on the NRC update exercise. “We must seek the help and cooperation from all concerned to ensure completion of the NRC exercise smoothly without any hiccups,” he added.
The Chief Minister asked the DCs to take all possible measures to ensure a flawless NRC free from mes of foreigners. At the same time, Sonowal asked the DCs to ensure that no genuine Indian citizen is left out from the NRC and that they are not subjected to any harassment in the me of detection of foreigners. Sonowal assured the DCs that the government would provide all possible help and assistance to take the NRC update work to its logical conclusion.
Sonowal urged the SPs to speed up the drive against illicit drugs and to take deterrent action against those involved in it. “A sustained and all out drive should be made against illicit drugs. Punitive action must be taken against the perpetrators, as we cannot allow the young generation to fall prey to it,” he said.
The meeting that lasted for almost two hours also discussed in detail on the need to strengthen the Foreigners’ Tribuls to make the process of detection of illegal migrants speedier. It also discussed threadbare about the preparedness to meet any exigency in case of flood and other disasters like earthquake and landslide. The Chief Minister asked the DCs to make all preparations vis-a-vis sufficient stock of food grains, medicine, clean drinking water, fodder stock and to keep country boats ready for relief and rescue operations in view of early onset of monsoons in the State.
The high level meeting was attended among others by Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, DGP Mukesh Sahay, Home Commissioner LS Changsan, NRC State coorditor Prateek Hajela and other top ranking civil and police officials.