CM holds video conference with police, adm officials; urges clean, efficient administration for common man’s welfare

BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that law & order is top priority of the state government and any laxity in it will not be tolerated. The CM also said relief to hailstorm affected farmers should be distributed within next two days. The CM said no compromise would be made with good governance.

Chauhan held a video-conferencing with division and district level administrative officers and senior police officers on Monday. He said administrative and police officers should work in tandem. He congratulated the officers for conducting recent elections peacefully and impartially. Referring to major criminal incidents including chain snatching in major cities, the CM exhorted them to keep strict control over criminals and not to spare anyone.

Police should be so strict that no new gang comes up. Other states’ criminals should not be allowed to come to the state. Entire police force should be seen patrolling with zest. No one will be allowed to vitiate law and order situation. Preventive action against criminals should not be confined to elections only but should continue, the CM said, directing that dialogue should be maintained with public representatives.

Chauhan directed collectors of the districts where relief has not been distributed to rain and hailstorm affected farmers by prescribed date May 10, to give explanation in writing. He also asked them to disburse the compensation amounts in next two days. It was informed that 85 per cent amount had been distributed.

The CM also directed that pre-assessment should be made about situation on the basis of past experiences. A mechanism should be evolved through which every desired information can be received easily.

Zero tolerance against corruption

Chauhan said he would re-start process of surprise inspections. Collectors and commissioners will also inspect major development works. No compromise should be made with quality. Common people’s works should be done easily without any exchange of money. They should be given respect when they reach offices for their works. He re-iterated that policy of zero tolerance against corruption should be followed strictly. The prima facie responsibility lies with commissioners, collectors, IGs, SPs and other senior officers he said asking the senior officers to freely exercise their powers against corruption. Chauhan directed to ensure effective implementation of Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act. He said Jan-Sunwai should not remain a mere formality and should pave way for solving people’s problems.

Funds should be transferred directly in farmers’ bank accounts

It was informed during video-conferencing that 66 lakh MT wheat has been procured on support price in the state this year so far. Referring to farmers facing problems in getting payment in some places, the Chief Minister said that amounts payable to farmers must be transferred in the bank accounts compulsorily by May 31. Procurement is to be made by May 25. On concerning collectors’ reports, procurement date will be extended in the districts where crops ripen late.

Turn development into mass movement

In an emotional appeal, the Chief Minister said that officers should put in all their expertise to make Madhya Pradesh a golden state. He said that he will not rest even for a day. Officers should also do the same. They should work with promptness and do not hesitate in taking decisions.

Krishi Mahotsavs to be beld

Krishi Mahotsavs will be held in all districts during September-October in which the CM will take part. He said state’s agriculture growth rate had to be maintained. At these events, agriculture scientists and senior officers of the agriculture department would give consultation and information to farmers.

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