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Jai Ram Thakur asks all departments to work vigorously for implementation of developmental projects

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Shimla , 20 Jul 2018

All the departments should set targets for themselves for implementation and execution of various developmental projects so that these could be completed within stipulated time period. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this here today while presiding over the review meeting to monitor the progress in Chief Minister’s  announcements, Central schemes, e-mails, beneficiaries of Central/State schemes and 30 new schemes announced in the budget 2018-19.He said that people of the State had a lot of expectations from government thus it becomes the duty of the officers and officials to work with greater commitment to meet their aspirations and fulfil the objective of the government. All the departments should ensure that the announcements made by him should be implemented in letter and spirit so that the developmental projects could be completed in stipulated time period. He said that departments should work with close coordination so that the work on the announcements does not suffer due to lack of coordination. The Chief Minister’s Office would coordinate with various departments for effective and time bound completion of the Chief Minister's announcements.He said that it was a matter of great satisfaction that during the first 100 days of the state government, over 88 percent targets were achieved set by the government. Now, the government has set targets for next six months and every government functionaries should work with greater dedication to achieve the targets.The Chief Minister said that all the Central schemes such as Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna (Gramin), Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna (Shahari) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Shahari) should be implemented in a letter and spirit. He said that Himachal has been declared open defecation State, but stress should be on ensuring that urban areas also have better basic amenities.  He said that Swachha Bharat campaign was an issue nearer to the heart of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, thus special emphasis should be laid on making Himachal Pradesh a clean State of the country. He said that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan should be made a people’s moment by involving general public, NGOs, Self Help Groups and other voluntary organisations. He said that similarly all the homeless poor in the State both in rural as well as urban areas should be provided homes.Jai Ram Thakur said that special stress should be laid on expedition of the work on Smart City Projects for Shimla and Dharamshala towns. He said that detailed project reports for 112 projects worth Rs. 4363 crore under Smart City Projects were under preparation and should be finalised at the earliest. The work should also be expedited on Amrut Yojana launched by the Government of India. He said that 19 markets of the State have been covered under e-NAM and efforts should be made to cover more markets under the project.He said that as many as 2994 Panchayats of the State have been provided broadband connectivity under the Bharatnet Project Phase-II.  He directed the officers to ensure early coverage of left-out Panchayats so that better online services could be provided to the people, especially in rural areas. He said that as many as 694 announcements have been made by him during the last about seven months.He said that emphasis should be laid on coverage of more non-loanee farmers to undergo the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana besides covering more area under Pradhan Mantri Sinchai Yojana so that the State could achieve the target of doubling the farmer's income by 2022.  He said that action plan should be prepared for effective implementation of minimum support price by increasing it by one and a half time. This would go a long way in doubling the farm income by 2022, he added. He said that 80 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed to the consumers under Ujjwala scheme in the State.While expressing displeasure over the progress in 30 new schemes announced by him in the budget 2018-19, the Chief Minister directed the officers to start work on all these schemes before the monsoon session.The Chief Minister said that schemes such as Gudiya Helpline 1515, Shakti App and Hoshiar Singh Helpline should be implemented in such a way that they become beneficial in a real sense. He said that the Himachal Grahini Suvidha Yojna would be implemented vigorously so that Himachal Pradesh becomes the first State in the country to have all the households with gas connection and smoke-free kitchen. The State was among the few States in the country to have started Prakritik Kheti Khushal Kisan scheme to promote zero budget farming. He said that for the first time a budget provision of Rs. 25 crore has been made for promotion zero budget farming in the State.He directed that concerned departments should ensure to publish pictorial booklets regarding new schemes launched by them by 15 August 2018 so that the general public could be made aware regarding schemes for their welfare. He said that emails from the Chief Minister's Office should be attended promptly and all the Administrative Secretaries should monitor the emails regularly.Jai Ram Thakur said that the Jan Manch Programme should be made more effective and result-oriented to benefit the people in getting their grievances redressed nearer to their homes. He said that the State Government was contemplating to reward the district who would perform best in Jan Manch Programme.He said that the State government has succeeded in getting projects worth Rs. 5510 crore approved from the Centre government with collective efforts of the State government and its officers. He said that the officers should identify sectors and prepare developmental projects for the State  according to the needs of the people so that the same could be taken for funding with the Centre. This would transform the State despite its limited resources with the active cooperation of the Centre.The Chief Minister launched e-Samadhan portal developed by  NIC on the occasion.  Through this portal, general public can directly write to the Chief Minister about their grievances. In addition, other issues such as Chief Minister's announcements, employment, financial assistance and development related issues would also be available in the e-Samadham. He said that all the departments should regularly update this portal as he would himself monitor it frequently. He said officers should be serious about the grievances received through this portal. He said that this would go a long way in providing direct contact with the Chief Minister with a click of the button.Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry said that the Secretaries and Head of Departments should take Jan Manch programme of the State Government sincerely. The officers should come fully prepared for the Jan Manch so that maximum number of cases of grievances could be redressed. He said that the ultimate objective of this programme was to reduce the footfall in government offices. Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Shrikant Baldi conducted the proceedings of the meeting.Secretary GAD Dr. RN Batta gave details regarding the beneficiaries of Central sponsored and State schemes.Special Secretary to the Chief Minister D.C Rana gave presentation on status of implementation of Chief Minister’s announcements.Additional Chief Secretaries BK Agarwal, Manisha Nanda, Anil Khachi, Ram Subhag Singh and Nisha Singh, DGP SR Mardi, senior IPS officer Sanjay Kundu, Principal Secretaries Sanjay Gupta, RD Dhiman, Prabodh Saxena, Onkar Sharma, Secretaries, Special Secretaries and Heads of Departments attended the meeting.

 

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