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Unused funds to be utilized in other schemes: Raghubar Das

CM directs officials to deposit unused funds in the treasury

Ranchi: Reviewing the progress of various government schemes in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday said that it is very necessary to maintain financial discipline. Commissioners should review scheme-wise expenditure and the funds not spent should be transferred to the treasury so that it may be used for other schemes, he said.
“Any slackness in implementation of schemes will not be tolerated. Block and district level teams should be made to ensure development. Successful execution of a scheme depends upon people’s participation. There will be district wise pre-budget meeting in December and on the same day there will be a meeting with commissioners in the second session,” said the CM.
The CM said that Pakur, Sahebganj, Chaibasa, Gumla, Simdega and Khunti are the most backward districts and there is an urgent need to focus on them. “Pakur and Sahebganj need special attention to bring those districts to the fore. We will sanction special budget for them. DCs and senior officers should adopt one village and ensure smooth running of schemes there, also they should meet people of their respective village every Sunday.

Aara and Keram are model villages and under Dindayal Gram Uthhan scheme we have decided to develop 1000 villages according on model village parameters. Under CM Health Insurance Scheme, there will be camp for 3 days to distribute health insurance card. DCs have been directed to ensure proper places for ambulance under Emergency (108) scheme. Ambulance will have emergency delivery facility too,” he said.

The CM also asked the state officials to implement Johar and Tejashwini schemes expeditiously. He said that BPL families will be uplifted before 2022. For that houses built under Pradhan Mantri Aawash Yojana will have electricity, water and free gas connection soon, he said, adding that the government will start buying paddy from December and that enough godowns are being made for the same.

Das directed the DCs to give information about process of buying paddy and bonus for farmers, he said. “Farmers will be paid Rs 1700 per quintal, inclusive of bonus. Two categories have been decided for sand piers, one for personal use and another for big ghats. DC will have to submit report in 10 days,” said the CM.

The CM further asked the state officials to make a tour diary mandatory for agriculture department, government doctors and district education officers to maintain name and number of beneficiaries. “They will have to submit report bimonthly. One copy of report will be sent to JanSamwad Kendra so that government can cross check when required,” he said.

Das instructed the officials to escalate the pace of schemes running under District mining fund. He directed them to install CCTV Cameras fast in Ranchi district and soon there will be CCTV camera in Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Dumka, and Ramgarh. Camera surveillance will reduce number of criminal activities. He said that similarly Jails need to maintain utmost security, any lapse will leads to dismissal of jailer. Work for internet connectivity to blocks needs to be fastened up so BDOs need not go to district HQ for meetings. Divisional Commissioners should hold meeting with DC about progress of schemes, monthly, he said.

Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma said that financial discipline will escalate development. Referring to a report she said funds worth Rs 2000 cr are lying unused and that they will be used in other schemes.

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