Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the present government would not tolerate corruption in any level and is determined to extend services and benefits to people on time.
Addressing a meeting at Project Bhavan with divisional commissioner Raghubar Das said that every arm of government would ensure transparent administration.
“It is the need of hour that everyone in the government works sincerely with full commitment to ensure speedy development of the State. The department officials must think about the welfare of the poor, SCs and STs, backward and disadvantaged sections of society.
And for this the concerned department heads and government functionaries should also put forth their suggestions and take into consideration of the suggestions of people at large. The government is committed for the welfare of 2.45 Crore population of the State,” Ragbubar Das said.
Das said commissioners hold responsible positions in State administration and divisional headquarters are like mini secretariat. The commissioners wield enough administrative power to carry forward development initiatives.
He asked all commissioners working under South Chotanagpur Commissioner KK Khandelwal to analyze administrative, revenue and financial affairs and if need be put forth suggestions to the government on the related issues. The government would take into account the suggestions of the officials, he said.
The CM further said that corruption would not be tolerated in any level as the government had promised for committed and transparent governance. He asked the commissioners to send reports regarding action against any official, engineer or others to the concerned department and CM’s secretariat.
Action would be taken within 24 hours against the erring officials, he said. If action is not taken against corrupt officials the wrongdoers get emboldened and common people lost their faith on the government, the CM observed.
Regarding AC and DC Bills the Chief Minister asked the officials to prepare year-wise report since formation of Jharkhand on the status of AC/DC Bills which will also give details on withdrawals of MP/MLA fund.
The report should be sent to the Chief Minister. Steps should be taken for readjustment of funds taken in advance, he said. He said that action would be taken if it was found that work had not been done despite withdrawal of fund.
The CM said that the system of measurement book and utility certificate be applied for disbursement of funds.
The Chief Minister further asked the commissioners to monitor ongoing projects being carried out at district level.
He stressed that official responsibilities of DCs and DDCs be segregated. He said that he had received scores of complaints regarding land disputes during Janta Darbar.
He insisted that if need be a separate court could be set up to dispose of large numbers of land related cases. He asked the concerned departments to fill in the vacant posts of Amin, Halka, and Panchayat Sevak.
Senior administrative officials including CM’s principal secretary Sanjay Kumar, principal secretary (Finance) Rajbala Verma, principal secretary of Information Technology NN Sinha and others were present at the meeting.