ITANAGAR, June 11: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday called upon top bureaucrats to put on extra efforts to accomplish unfinished work of last 2½ years of his Govt and push the state to newer heights in all sectors.
Interacting with all commissioners and secretaries to translate the plans and ideas of the Govt into reality, Khandu while thanking all officers led by chief secretary Satya Gopal for successful conduct of simultaneous elections, he said that the people’s expectations and aspirations are very high from since it has emerged with huge mandate.
“When expectations very high, our responsibility becomes bigger”, Khandu said that the good works of the Govt in last tenure has been well reciprocated by the people to give us another chance to serve them.
Making clear his intentions, he enlisted strengthening of law enforcement mechanism by police modernization, health and education, transparent governance by curbing corruption and solving unemployment issue by generating employment avenues in Govt and private sectors as few priority sectors of his Govt.
Tapping rich untapped mines and minerals, forest produces, tourism, hydropower, agri-allied sectors to generate revenue and gainful employment for unemployed educated youths need a robust mechanism to capitalize his Govt’s vision, he said with conviction and urged them to create a congenial atmosphere for outside investments which warrants peaceful business establishment, lesser hiccups in official correspondences and a welcoming society which is free of law and order problem.
Reiterating that his Govt has decided to do away with SIDF and SADA from this year and discourage individual schemes, he categorically directed all HoDs to finish budget exercise on war footing by incorporating all past SADA or SIDF schemes for its presentation in next assembly session beginning from July 8 next. This will ensure transparency and quicken the execution, he said.
“Collective and coordinated approach will help in overcoming all challenges” he said and asked administrative reforms department to redistribute manpower rationally on need basis. He said few departments have excess manpower while others are facing acute manpower shortage, apparently hampering Govt functioning. He called for ensuring punctuality in office and conduct DPCs in every six months. Hinting at poor performance of few departments on state flagship programmes, he asked commissioners and secretaries concerned to tighten their belts to ensure effective execution of state and central schemes.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein pitched in for a concerted effort for proper coordination, discussion and planning for achieving the desired goal. “A sense of social involvement and responsibility is required to overcome all challenges,” he said while acknowledging his association with many senior officers during his 25 years of political carrier. He asked top bureaucrats to ensureke periodical reviews of the department and conduct regular check and balance in directorate functioning and invite directorate level officers during preparations of plans and policies to make them foolproof. He called for extensive use of digital technology to ease work load and ensure smooth delivery of services to the people.
Challenges coming on way in accomplishing the objective of the Govt would be overcome by collective efforts of all HoDs with ‘Team Arunachal’ spirit, chief secretary Satya Gopal assured.
The objective of his team is to keep the state, the Govt and the people’s interest at the top, he said and called upon his colleagues to ensure punctuality and availability 24×7 if not in office then in phones for the works to not get struck or delayed. (CMO)