Investment in schemes not getting required output: Hemant
Ranchi, January 31: Chief minister Hemant Soren reviewed the execution of welfare schemes in the districts of East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan at the auditorium of DBMS School in Kadma.
“The government will not hold back from taking strict action against the officers who show negligence and laxity in this,” warned Soren directing officials to work with full sincerity and honesty.
He said that the review is being done at the district level and soon there will be further reviews done by the departmental ministers and secretaries aggressively to know the ground reality of the schemes. Officers should be fully prepared for facing action in case of dereliction of duties.
The Chief Minister lamented at the slow pace of execution of schemes in the last two decades of state’s creation.
“In these years, 24 hours electricity-water facility, proper arrangement of irrigation, rural connectivity, better arrangement of roads should have been made in the state. With this, Jharkhand could have been brought in the category of developed states. But, it is a matter of concern that in reality we are nowhere. We don’t have that much time now. The officers will have to act at a fast pace,” said Soren.
The Chief Minister said that the government spends a major part of the budget every year on various schemes. But, it is a matter of concern that even after investing lakhs and crores of rupees on the schemes, there is no database for them.
“What is the reality of the schemes, it is also not possible to get proper information about it. In such a situation, how will we move forward? The officers should take it seriously, so that positive results can be obtained from the investment on the schemes,” said Soren.
The Chief Minister said that there is no dearth of money with the government for development work. But the investment being made on the schemes is not getting the output. This is because of a flaw in the system. All the officers should implement the schemes related to development in a planned manner and with concrete decisions.
The Chief Minister gave clear instructions to the officers that there should be no confusion regarding any scheme. Schemes should not be shelved or kept pending because of confusion.
The schemes related to social security are in the topmost priority of the government. The Chief Minister asked the officers to work at a fast pace in the direction of giving the benefits of the scholarship scheme to the school students and the Chief Minister’s Drought Relief Scheme to the farmers.
He also asked officials to do a survey every six months of those who are benefited from the Mukhyamantri Pashudhan Vikas Yojana. Good breed animals should be given to the beneficiaries and its complete information should be uploaded on the official website.
He advised for special attention to providing loans related to education to the students and make KCC loans available from banks to maximum needy farmers.
Re-enroll the dropout girls from schools by connecting them with Savitribai Phule Kishori Samriddhi Yojana.
For speedy execution of land-related claims, all the concerned officials should set up revenue courts regularly.
In Jamshedpur, due to non-execution of cases related to payment of deep boring for a long time, the land conservation officer of Seraikela Kharsawan district (Additional charge East Singhbhum) Vijay Kujur directed to show-cause.
During this, many people’s representatives apprised the Chief Minister and higher officials about the public problems of their respective areas – road jams, encroachments, electricity, water, roads. The Chief Minister directed the officials to take immediate action regarding this.