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Govt officials should free Jharkhand from middlemen: CM

Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday said the state government officers and employees should discharge their public duties with integrity and sincerity. If any kind of procrastination and complaint is received in work, strict action would be taken against the erring employees, he said.

The CM said middlemen should have no role to play government schemes. He was listening to complaints at the Seedhi Baat program at Soochna Bhawan, Ranchi.
On the matter of eviction of illegal money without making road under MANREGA in Littipada, Pakud, the CM directed the Rural Development Department Secretary Avinash Kumar to undertake a visit to the proposed project site and review the ongoing development works.

Das ordered prompt action against people involved in illegal distribution of Rs 8.77 lakh for the construction of a road from Shahpur Road to Nala Dam under MGNREGS in the year 2014 in Pakud. Complainant Amit Kumar Das told the CM the DDC wants to recover the excess payment amount against the work done in the scheme. The FIR (23/16) is also registered in his name in Hiranpur police station. CM ordered the removal of his name from the FIR and asked the DSP to show cause. A total of 12 complaints have been reviewed.

After reviewing the complaints, the CM said that self-governance is very important for those who are deprived and exploited in the villages. That’s why Village Development Committee has been created so that small schemes can be made and the benefits of development can be reached to the last person, he said.

The CM further said, ďWe got political independence but in economic and social matters we have to be more sensitive. It is the responsibility of the administration to work sincerely. Today is the day to take this resolution. Government officers should fulfill their responsibility and free the state from the clutches of intermediaries.Ē

In the matter of rape of a minor in Sahibganj, the CM expressed deep anguish over police action. He said if the OC of the police station concerned cannot arrest the accused, he should be immediately suspended. He announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for the victim and directed the Sahibganj SP to ensure the arrest of the accused as soon as possible. The father of the minor, present at the JanSamvad Kendra, said no action was taken by the police even after filing a complaint of rape on 29 July 2017.

CM’s Secretary Sunil Kumar Baranwal said the child welfare committee of Sahibganj will take special care of the victim. He said the CM will go to Sahibganj to personally give the compensation amount to the victim.

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