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Responsibility on current govt bigger: Khandu


Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that since the present state government has emerged with a huge mandate, the people s expectations and aspirations too are bigger from the government.

When expectations are high, then responsibility on us become bigger , Khandu said during an interactive meeting of all Commissioners and Secretaries of Government of Arunachal Pradesh at his Civil Secretariat office here. The meeting was aimed at having an interactive session with the top bureaucrats to translate the plans and ideas of the government into reality.

The Chief Minister called the senior officers to put on extra effort to accomplish the unfinished work of last two and half years of his government and push forward the state to newer heights in all sectors in the coming days.

The good work of the government in last tenure has well been reciprocated by the people of the state which resulted in giving us another chance to serve and work for them , he said.

Making clear his intentions, Khandu revealed his government s priority sectors where the state government would focus more in addition to other important sectors. Efficient law and order management, modernization of police and policing, strengthening of law enforcement, health and education, transparency in governance by curbing corruption and solving unemployment issue by generating employment avenues in government as well as private sectors emerged as few priority sectors divulged by the CM.

He opined for working out ways and means to tap the rich untapped resources of the state in spheres of mines and minerals, forest produces, tourism, hydro power, agri and allied sector and such other potential areas to generate revenue as well as to generate gainful employment for unemployed educated youths. He also called for a robust mechanism to capitalize this vision of the government.

The Chief Minister further requested the senior officers to work on creating a congenial atmosphere for investments to come from outside which initially warrants peaceful business establishment, lesser hiccups in official correspondences and a welcoming society which is free of law and order problem.

Reiterating that the government has decided to do away with SIDF and SADA from this year onwards and discourage individual schemes, the CM categorically directed the Head of Departments to finish the budget exercise in war footing so that budget scheduled from July 8 next incorporates all schemes which were earlier taken up in SADA or SIDF.

This will ensure transparency and quicken the execution, Khandu said.

Opining that collective and coordinated approach will help in overcoming the challenges, the CM asked the Administrative reforms department to work on re-distribution of manpower and rationalize according to need based. He observed that few departments have excessive manpower while others are facing acute shortage of employees, which apparently hampers the government functioning. He also asked the department heads to ensure punctuality in office timing and initiate appropriate measures to conduct regular DPCs in every six months.

The Chief Minister further pointed out on the poor performance of few departments on state flagship programmes. He asked the concerned Commissioners and secretaries to tighten up belts and ensure cent percent execution of state as well as central schemes.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who was also present in the meeting, pitched for a concerted effort in having proper coordination, discussion and planning for achieving the desired goal of development.

A sense of social involvement and responsibility is required to overcome the challenges, he said while acknowledging his association with many senior officers during his 25 years of political carrier. He asked the top bureaucrats to make sure that they take periodical reviews of the department, conduct regular check and balance in directorate functioning and invite the directorate level officers during preparations of plans and policies so that it is foolproof.

Many senior officers also participated in the discussion and shared their part of views and suggestions during the meeting.


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