* Transparency & accountability thrust of GoAP
TAWANG | Oct 05 | Union MoS Home Kiren Rijiju today claimed that the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP), 2014 is yet to be implemented in Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the inaugural session of BJP’s 5th state executive meeting here, he said many in the state were opposing the policy without proper understanding. Tibetans are not seeking citizenship and GoI has brought out policy only to extend certain welfare measures in their settlement areas. Arunachal is yet to bring out its own policy, which will be implemented only after consultation from state’s all community bodies and student unions.
On Chakma-Hajong issue, he said, “GoI never declared to give citizenship to them. It is only in media where it appeared that Centre is according citizenship. The state’s leadership had in recent meeting with Union MoHA vehemently denied to give any concession to Chakmas-Hajongs. The GoAP declared to never compromise with constitutional rights and protection given to indigenous people of Arunachal”.
Enlisting achievements of Pema Khandu Govt, Tourism Parliamentary Secretary PD Sona, in his address, said that financial liability of Rs 4000 crore acquired from previous Govts was to brought down less then Rs 1000 crore within a single fiscal year as fiscal management is key to development and transparency and accountability are main thrust area of the Govt.
The March ending system has been replaced by composite file approval system to check mismanagement in working system, which would end multiple approvals for files to end March ending rush, he said, adding process on to reform GoAP delivery system by introducing direct benefit transfer.
The financial discipline is visible with higher revenue generation as revenue earned this year during the pre-GST implementation period increased by 51.08%, which was added by increased collection in entry tax and excise has to 18.25% and 20.45% respectively. The falling revenue of transport department generated 108%, said Sona.
Arunachal became pioneer in digital India implementation in mission mode. Moreover, it has introduced CM dashboard, cabinet, e-office and e-ILP while this year’s budget reflected a true people’s budget as it was prepared with inputs from the people.
Stressing on quick decision making to speed up development so far 14 cabinet sittings took 265 decisions taken on which action taken accounts to 51 and action on progress 174, he informed. He said due to regular cabinet sittings, the state government has been able to create more than 4000 government jobs. Besides focus on youth empowerment, farmer’s welfare, including opening of auction centres at Kimin and Namsai to end exploitation by middlemen and inking MoU with Spice Board of India to purchase of agriculture produce. While Rs 2 crore has been earmarked for organic agriculture mission, he said.
Rs 20 crore has been allocated to encourage farmers to grow alternate crops to discourage poppy cultivation while de-addiction centre has been opened at Namsai, Pasighat, Tezu and Papumpare to fight drug menace.
CM’s free chemotherapy scheme has been launched and a MoU signed with Tata Memorial Hospital for assistance in cancer treatment to boost health sector while revamped CM insurance health scheme would be re-launched soon.
On tourism sector, Sona informed that state government integrated media campaign has been launched to promote Arunachal as potential tourism area, he said, adding soft campaign has been taking up aggressively to increase state’s visibility in world tourism map.
Mangaldoi BJP MP Ramen Deka spoke on BJP working system and organization strengthening while Art and Culture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai moved the political resolution and seconded by RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, state BJP president Tapir Gao and cabinet ministers honoured BJP ideologues Shyama Prasad Mukherji and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya while the meeting, chaired by Gao and attended by BJP MLAs, observed two-minute silence to pay homage to former health minister late Jomde Kena.