Chandigarh, August 20– The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has directed the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to work as a team, have closer coordination and keep other district officers in the loop to ensure better implementation of various development projects and faster redressal of people's grievances.
Presiding over a conference of DCs and SPs here today, the Chief Minister said that though the progress of all departments was quite satisfactory yet there was need to pace up work on the development projects in the state. It would not only benefit the people but also strengthen the administrative system. He also directed them to lay greater emphasis on speedy implementation of new initiatives of the state government.
Referring to the complaints against some newly elected panches and sarpanches regarding submission of fake educational qualification certificates, the Chief Minister directed the DCs to verify the documents of such representatives and dispose of the complaints at the earliest. It is learnt that about 72 such complaints are lying pending.
Taking cognizance of the complaints concerning deduction of high premium by some banks under the Pradhan Mandtri Fasal Bima Yojana, Mr Manohar Lal directed the DCs to constitute a team of officers at the district level to randomly visit at least 10 bank branches in their respective districts to check if they were deducting premium as per prescribed norms of not. The DCs would submit their report to the Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture.
If anyone had any grievance on this issue, he could contact the DC or SDM concerned. He directed them to become proactive and popularize the scheme for the ensuing crops. As many as 6.45 lakh farmers have so far been covered under the scheme.
With a view to decreasing the number of road accidents in the state, the Chief Minister directed the DCs and SPs to identify the accident-prone areas and take preventive measures. The district administration should identify 5-km stretch of road and make it accident- free and seek people's cooperation in this endeavour. They were also told to convene a meeting of the District level Road Safety Council every month.
While reviewing the flood control measures in the state, Mr Manohar Lal directed the DCs to identify natural depressions in their respective districts having problem of water-logging as the state government was in process of preparing a comprehensive scheme of developing lakes in such areas. This would not help in increasing the water level in the dark zone but also facilitate use of water for irrigation purposes.
The Chief Minister directed the Director General of Police (DGP), Mr K.P Singh, to set up a separate cell for investigation and registration of complaints. Mr Singh apprised him of the fact that staff had been trained separate desks would be set up in front of the police stations by next week. Operation Sanjay has been launched under which 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras would be installed at various locations by December 31, 2016.
The Chief Minister said that birth registration, marriage registration and death registration should be made mandatory as it would make the census work much easier. Haryana ranks number one in the country in Aadhaar-enabled birth registration of children in the age group of 0 to five years.
He directed the DCs to conduct regular meetings with chief medical officers of government as well as private hospitals to ensure that birth registration was done within a maximum period of 21 days. He also asked them to encourage the people to adopt Sweh Prerit Adarsh Gram Yojna and utilize the entire amount under D-Plan scheme.
The Chief Minister said that Haryana would be made kerosene-free state by March 31, 2017. Eight districts would be made kerosene-free before November 1, 2016. All fair price shops in the state would be automated and provided Point of Sale Devices (POSD) to ensure transparency in the Public Distribution System.
The Chief Minister was informed that target had been set for the construction of 1,563 Gram Sachivalayas in the state by March 31, 2017. So far, 627 gram sachivalayas have been made operational. Apart from this, 200 villages would be equipped with the facility of wifi and declared as Smart Villages by November 1 this year.
While reviewing the Beti Bachao –Beti Padhao Programme, the Chief Minister directed the DCs to appeal to the people, especially on auspicious occasions, to donate funds for the ‘Kanya Kosh’ set by the state government for the welfare of girl child. He also directed them to circulate the account number.
The Chief Minister was informed that the third phase of the ambitious Mahra Gaon Jagmag Gaon Scheme would be started in the month of September, 2016 and DCs had been directed to select ten feeders each in their respective districts. The first and second phase of the scheme has been very successful.
In about 200 villages in the state power supply has been extended for up to 18 hours. The Power Department plans to spend Rs. 10,000 crore in the next three years for further strengthening the power distribution system.
Among those present in the meeting included, Haryana Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, all Divisional Commissioners, Police Commissioners of all Range, all DCs and SPs and other senior officers of the State Government.