DC-led society mooted to meet district needs


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GEKU | May 30 |  A district level society under the DCs will be formed soon to take care of all requirements, including health, education and agri & allied sectors of the district as a step to towards decentralization by empowering the district level institution, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today said.

Addressing a public meeting in his maiden visit here, he said that earlier all needs were decided from Itanagar leading to corruption and a complete mismatch between the grassroots needs and their fulfillment.

He exhorted the DCs for their active role to ensure the benefits of important flagships programmes reach all intending beneficiaries with the direct benefit transfer mode through public finance management system.

The GoAP is taking concrete steps in successful implementation of state budget whose success lies not only in its preparation but also in its successful implementation, he said, adding all legislators, top officers, DCs will have vital role to play following prescribed guidelines. A conference will be held on June 8-9 next for all the elected and Govt officials to familiarize them with their roles.

A thrust to work culture during last two years is testimony to growing perception of the masses, especially state youth that the present Govt is a performing one, he said, adding the rise of state revenue from mere Rs 900 crore to Rs 1600 crore within two years strengthens their belief. He thanked the Govt employees for such performance and announced Rs 2000 crore revenue as target for next fiscal year.

On education sector, he said that there has been marginal improvement in class-XII CBSE exams from 39% to 44.33%. Tawang, however, recorded better performance with average 74% pass percentages consecutively for last two years in the state. Pointing out at very poor performance in Adi belt, he urged the community to take measures to improve. Attributing such dismal performance to arbitrary upgradation of schools without creation of teachers’ posts, he informed that more than 1000 posts have been created by his Govt to fill the gaps soon.

Responding to a public memorandum, he assured immediate sanction of an industrial training institute; cabinet approval to upgradation Geku EAC to sub-divisional HQs and asked Upper Siang DC to forward the matter to the GoAP soon; funding for construction a 500KW mini hydel project over river Sikken to improve poor power scenario; a cultural centre for which asked the DC to select site and recommend the proposal through SIDF.

On demand for two-lane highway for Yingkiong-Geku-Komkar, he assured to take up the matter with MoRTH or DONER. On hydropower issue in Siang basin, he announced that the Govt will never work against the will of the people and take up hydropower projects only when people feel the need.

On allegations that the GoAP is secretly moving ahead with the hydropower, he clarified that none can take up such big projects without being noticed. Allaying rumours that state BJP is having alliance with National People’s Party (NPP), he said NPP is an alliance member of NEDA but has no alliance with state BJP as it has no single MLA in the state. He further said that state BJP will have no pre-poll alliance with any party being confident of winning all 60 seats in the state.

State BJP president Tapir Gao, Health Minister Alo Libang and local MLA Olom Panyang also spoke.

Earlier, the CM inaugurated a tourist lodge and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, whose foundation stone was laid by former CM, late Dorjee Khandu in 2008. (PRO)


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