Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will hold direct public dialogue in January-February to associate people with process of developing Madhya Pradesh. He will visit every district and motivate people to associate themselves with public-oriented works.
Chouhan disclosed this while addressing Commissioners-Collectors’ Conference here today.
Chouhan exhorted Commissioners-Collectors to work their full capacity and with sensitiveness in right earnest in the interest of people. He said that working with sensitiveness not only results in positive solution of public problems, but also leads to effective implementation of development schemes.
The Chief Minister said that public-oriented and development schemes have been given massive mandate. He congratulated officers for conducting peaceful, free and fair election. He said that Madhya Pradesh has registered a number of achievements. Roads have been constructed, 24-hour power supply has been ensured and large area has been brought under irrigation. Madhya Pradesh will be taken to pinnacle of development in next 5 years. He said that schemes will be implemented effectively by adopting humanitarian approach. He asked officers to work with dedication. Benefit of development should reach every household.
The Chief Minister asked Commissioners-Collectors not to sit in offices alone and coordinate with people during tours. They should not compromise with quality of works, assess their capabilities and use powers in the public interest.
Describing law & and order as the top priority, the Chief Minister asked police officers to enter into dialogue with people. Dialogue leads to many a solution. He stressed the need to ensure that no new dacoit gang comes into existence. Detailed action plan should be chalked out before religious events. They should ensure strict action if mafia raises its head again. Jan Sunwai should be made more effective and make available positive solutions to people’s problems. Work sensitively in works like land acquisition.
The Chief Minister asked the police administration to chalk out events like Thana Diwas to hold direct dialogue with common people. It will help improve law & order situation. He said that if they commit errors while working in the public interest with clear intentions, the state government will stand by them.
Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh can work wonders with mutual cooperation of people and administrative machinery.
High-level committee constituted
The state government has constituted a high-level committee to evolve an institutional structure to eradicate corruption. The committee will submit its report within a month.
The committee will be headed by Additional Secretary Finance Ajay Nath. Secretary Satish Mishra, Radheshyam Julaniya, Smt. Aruna Sharma, Praveer Krishna and Vivek Agrawal will be its members. The state government will raise anti-corruption machinery on the committee’s recommendations.
The state government has constituted a high-level committee to give recommendations to strengthen structure of Professional Exam Board and streamline exam system. The committee will submit its recommendations to the state government within a month.
Dr. Devraj Birdi will head this committee whose Member-Secretary will be Tarun Pithode. Its members will include Additional Chief Secretary Finance Ajay Nath, Principal Secretary R.K. Swai, Secretary Hari Ranjan Rao, Secretary Smt. Deepa Rastogi and Secretary Ashok Warnwal.
Directives have been given to identify and verify entry of all eligible families within prescribed time-limit in Samagra data for effective implementation of Food Security Act. He directed to post information regarding beneficiary family on Samagra portal www.stateprotocol.mp.gov.in. The Chief Minister said that no eligible family should be deprived of food security.
Directives were given to collectors to ensure registration of beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana, forest dweller patta holders, house maids, bidi workers, landless Kotwars and street vendors and make available their data after verification.
Final list of beneficiaries lists will be completed soon. Directives have been given to dispose of claims about verification effectively. Caste certificate of any one member of a SC, ST family should be verified.
It was informed at the meeting that distribution of rice at the rate of Re. 1 per kg will begin from January. As pilot project, a scheme is being implemented to construct 14 thousand godowns of 100 tonnes to increase storage capacity of fair price shops under Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana.
During discussions on effective drinking water arrangements in rural areas, the Chief Minister said that dependence on handpump-based water supply schemes should be decreased gradually and replaced by piped water schemes. It was informed that per capita drinking water supply will be increased from 55 litres to 70 litres.
Law and order situation
After a presentation on law and order situation, the Chief Minister said that his top priority is a clean, transparent and responsive government. He said that criminals should be subjected to strict action and common people should be provided full security. Promote use of CCTV cameras so that adequate evidences are available for investigation. It was informed that Fair Officers will be appointed in the areas where religious festivals are held. As many as 141 women’s police stations will be set up to check crimes against women.
The Chief Minister directed to ensure that vital medical appliances function smoothly. On the occasion, Principal Secretary Health gave a presentation on procedural changes for delivery of health services to all. He informed that all necessary resources have been made available for rural health services. Their function and implementation should be monitored regularly. He said that targets should be achieved through decentralisation. Two health workers must be available in every village. They must be available at the headquarters as far as possible. This must be ensured. He stressed the need for reporting in practical and actual way. He informed that all existing reporting forms have been cancelled. Arrangement has been made to make entries in 10 softwares. Collectors have been empowered to appoint data entry operators through outsourcing or contract basis. Arrangement has been made to appoint contractual doctors on the salary ranging from Rs. 72 thousand to Rs. one lakh per month in the rural areas having shortage of doctors. He informed about 100-day action plan, Prerna Abhiyan, child health programme, Maternal Health Security Programme, telly-medicine and mobile health service.
Under targets of Vision 2018, efforts will be made to deliver public services quickly and eradicate corruption speedily. In the direction of swift public service, arrangement has been made to provide caste certificate to students at the time of admission in class one in schools. It was informed that works are underway to achieve targets through delivery of services anywhere and anytime. Action plan has been chalked out to simplify departmental procedures and decentralisation. A state-level academy will be established to impart training to workers of all construction departments/agencies. Training calendars of all departments and offices will be chalked out.
After the meeting, the Chief Minister gave away excellence awards for years 2010-11 and 2011-12. Five individual and 3 institutional awards were conferred for year 2010-11 and 7 individual awards for year 2011-12.
Awards for the year 2010-11 were conferred to the then Collector Shajapur Smt. Sonali N. Vayangankar, the then Commissioner Jabalpur Municipal Corporation Omprakash Shrivastava, Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Shivpuri Vijay Singh Jatav. , Anganwadi worker and social worker, Subhash Nagar, Bahodpur, Lashkar, Gwalior, Smt. Usha Singhal and Assistant Information Officer Anil Kumar Patle. Individual awards for year 2011-12 were conferred to the then Collector Sehore Sanjay Goyal, the then Patwari Sheopur Brijesh Kumar Namdev, State Protocol Officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra, the then Collector Sheopur S.K. Roopla, the then Collector Khandwa Kavindra Kiyawat, the then Seoni Zila Panchayat CEO Sanket Bhondve, Dhirendra Shukla, peon, Government Middle School No. 51, Indore, Deputy Director Veterinary Service S.K. Tripathi and the then Collector Dhar B.M. Sharma. The institutional awards were conferred to Principal, Government Higher Secondary Girls College, Ranjhi, Jabalpur, Gautampura Nagar Panchayat Parishad, Indore and office of Sailana Nagar Panchayat Parishad in Ratlam district.
Website launched in State Protocol Office
Chief Minister Chouhan launched state guest protocol’s online system. For the first time in the country, this website has been developed in State Protocol Office. The website www.stateprotocol.mp.gov.in contains all instructions regarding protocol, contact numbers of all district protocol officers and collectors and other important information.
15 lakh houses to be constructed for poor
In the first session of the conference, a presentation was made on scheme for construction 15 lakh houses in 5 years for the poor. According to it, 10 lakh houses for the poor will be constructed in the rural areas and 5 lakh in the urban areas. The houses will be constructed under Indira Aawas Yojana, Indira Homestead Aawas Yojana, Indira Aawas Vananidhikar Yojana, Antyodaya Aawas Yojana and Mukhymantri Aawas Mission. In the urban areas, urban bodies will construct 1.50 lakh houses, Development Authorities and Housing Board one lakh each and private builders will construct 2.50 lakh houses. Chief Minister Chouhan said that immediate assistance for houses should be provided to the people whose houses have been damaged by recent floods.
Mukhyamantri Khet-Sadak Yojana
The Chief Minister said that no village should be left unconnected with roads. The village not covered under any other scheme should be connected under Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana. A presentation was given on Khet-Sadak Yojana at the conference according to which panchayats will construct roads in villages, Majra-Tolas and clusters of agriculture fields. Minimum 2 roads will be constructed in every panchayat. Special attention will be paid to quality of roads. Chief Minister Chouhan said that these roads will be handy in agriculture operations and provide facility to farmers to transport crops.
Smart cards also to be prepared
It was informed during presentation on the issue of social justice that the department has chalked out a scheme to prepare Samagra Smart Cards through which beneficiaries will get benefit of all government schemes. This work will be accomplished in next 6 months. It was informed that assistance under Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana has been increased from Rs. 15 thousand to Rs. 25 thousand. The Chief Minister said that destitute beneficiaries should be provided pension every month. Pension of any destitute should not be discontinued without prior notice. Scheme should be chalked out for welfare and education of rag picker children.
Extend benefits in rural areas though schemes’ convergence with MNREGA
Benefits should be provided to maximum number of people in rural areas though schemes’ convergence with MNREGA. Strict action should be taken against negligent employees. These directives were given by MNREGA Commissioner and Secretary Panchayats & Rural Development Dr. Ravindra Pastor at a meeting of Zila Panchayat CEOs at Academy of Administration here today. At the meeting, information was given about schemes being implemented by Panchayats and Rural Development Department through convergence and difficulties were also redressed.
Dr. Pastor informed about upgradation and development of villagers and rural areas through public works and beneficiary-oriented schemes by converging other schemes with MNREGA. He gave tips to Zila Panchayat Chief Executive Officers regarding labour management for development works, work management, financial management and systemising MES.
Dr. Pastor said that pace of rural development can be accelerated further through smooth implementation of these 4 factors. Directing to take strict action against officers-employees guilty of putting hurdles in development activities and making available employment to job card holders, Dr. Pastor said that necessary initiative should be taken immediately for discontinuing services of such people. If necessary, FIR should also be lodged against them.
CEOs should provide leadership
Dr. Pastor asked CEOs of Zila Panchayats to come forward and provide leadership for rural development. Their emotional attachment to rural development works will result in far-reaching success.