Ranchi, Dec. 19: Laying stress on changing the work culture for benefitting the deprived and marginalized people, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that change in work culture is necessary for the overall development of the state.
“The civil society has to play a vital role in ensuring development as depending only on bureaucracy will not benefit the state to the expected extent.
Common development programs should be made for comprehensive development of the state,” said the CM while presiding over the first state level meeting of 20 Point Programme held in the Capital.
The CM said there will be a competition on block and district level and the best performers districts and blocks will be awarded.
On not paying the minimum wages, he said, “Within 15 days, bank accounts of the workers should be opened and all government departments, corporate houses, builders and other private institutions should be written to ensure it.
The same should be verified by DLC, labour inspector and other officials concerned to find out whether the bank accounts have been opened or not. If opened, the officials should see if the wages are transferred through the accounts or not.”
The CM said that all citizens of the state are being given the ration cards- BPL and APL as per their criteria.
On complaints regarding night patrolling, the CM directed the officials concerned to pay surprise visits and punish the wrong doers. He also directed to extend the application date of scholarship so that it can be ensured to deserving students and asked Personnel Department to find out the possibility of self affidavit.
Comparing half century back to the present day, Das said that nowadays, rules are being simplified as per the demand. Mentioning ‘Purna Bahumat, Sampurna Vikash’, the CM said that as per their promise, the government prioritizes developing basic infrastructure and creating scope for employing people through skill development and other resources. For qualitative roads in rural areas, the RDD budget has been increased, he said.
The CM appealed the 20 Point Programme Committee members not to bring disgrace to their office at any cost. New members will be appointed in place of the members who do not participate in the meeting and action will be taken against the officers who are dormant about it, he said.
Responding to the suggestions, the CM said that lift irrigation will be controlled by the panchayats and directed the secretary to run Paddy Purchasing Centers smoothly so that the farmers can get the minimum support value. Regarding Single Window, revenue collection work in Circle, road construction, hospital mortuary van, Damodar pollution issue, Raen Basera, non-availability of doctors and teachers in hospitals and schools, the CM said that it will be sorted out gradually. He appealed the opposition to cooperate the govt. on development issues.
The CM said that when MPs, MLAs write to officers about public litigated issues, the officers must reply candidly and appropriately. If reply is not given, the brokers will take the benefit.
Ministers, MPs, Deputy Chairman Rakesh Prasad and 20 Point Programme Committee members, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretaries were also present at the meeting.