Amend MNREGA scheme to provide infrastructure facilities like irrigation to SC and poor people — Chief Minister
Directives issued to provide X-ray and Pathology services in government hospitals round the clock and improve operation system
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure transparency and quality in the implementation of programmers directly related with the people. These programmes should be completed in a time bound manner, she warned. She said that detailed survey should be conducted to give rights to SC and Vanvasis on land and their settlement claims should also be solved immediately. She said that the officers should visit villages for this purpose. Directing the Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of Forest, Social
Welfare and Revenue departments to hold camps in the villages of Sonebhadra and Mirzapur districts to ensure that the people got right/possession over the land. This work should be completed in a time bound manner, she added.
Regarding the availability of fertilisers in adequate quantity, the C.M. directed the officers to ensure that there was no paucity of fertilisers at any cost. She asked the officers to ensure that the black marketing and stockpiling of fertilisers was stopped and tough action should be taken against those indulging in it. She further directed the officers to implement such a system before the next Kharif season, so that there was no dearth of fertilisers. She directed the officers to fix new routes for the newly constructed roads, so that people of the rural areas got the facility of transportation. She asked them to issue permits for the same. She directed the officers that all the construction agencies ensured selling of tender papers through banks.
Ms. Mayawati gave these directives when the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta and Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Vijay Shankar Pandey apprised her of the feedback of the review meeting held with the divisional commissioners and the senior officers of the government here today. The officers had extensively reviewed the progress of the development programmes accorded priority by the C.M. After going through the inferences of the feedback the C.M. gave necessary directives for the divisional commissioners. She directed the officers to complete construction of 2000 community centres, being constructed in the Ambedkar villages all over
the state, by 31 March 2010. Besides, she also directed the officers to ensure that works like construction of link roads, C.C. roads, K.C. drains, kharanja and installation of sodium lamps, linking of majras and their electrification work was completed by 31 January by all costs. The Commissioners should conduct on the spot verifications, she said.
The C.M. directed the officers to distribute land pattas among people of SC/ST category and ensure their cent per cent possession and if somebody illegally encroached it then action should be initiated under section 198 against the encroachers. Besides, she directed the officers to ensure distribution of housing pattas and agricultural pattas and qualitative disposal of complaints received at Tehsil Diwas. She asked the officers to verify these activities from time to time through the competent officers. She directed the officers of the Revenue department to speed up the pace of consolidation as it adversely affected the farmers.
Expressing her displeasure over the slow pace of work being conducted under MNREGA, Ms. Mayawati asked the officers to amend MNREGA scheme to provide infrastructure facilities like irrigation to the SC and poor people. She said that for the rapid construction of ponds and to accelerate the pace of various development works being undertaken at the Panchayat level, a training and awareness programme should be conducted at the block level for Pradhans and Panchayat officers.
The C.M. said that about Rs. 2000 crore were being spent under ICDS scheme for the welfare of women and children. She said that this scheme should be implemented in an effective manner, so that the beneficiaries got more and more benefit from it. She directed the officers to review the format of ICDS scheme so that it could be made more effective. She directed the divisional commissioners to carry out surprise inspections of the Anganbari centres.
Ms. Mayawati said that the presence of the doctors should be ensured at all the PHCs and hospitals, so that people got better health services at the local level. She said that stringent action should be taken against the defaulters. She said that it should be ensured that there was no scarcity of medicines in the hospitals. Besides, she directed the officers to ensure that X-ray and pathology services in government hospitals were provided round the clock and the operation system should also be improved.
The C.M. directed that the officers to ensure that the complaints being received in the distribution and purchase of bitumen (coal tar) were looked into and solved at the earliest, so that construction of roads could be done in a qualitative manner. Tender documents should be sold through banks so that the e-tendering system could be implemented effectively, she stated. Moreover, 23 per cent reservation for the SC/ST in the government contracts should be ensured at all cost. She expressed her displeasure over the slow progress of the construction of link roads in the naxal affected divisions viz. Azamgarh, Varanasi and Vindhyachal. She directed the officers to replace defunct transformers immediately and energise the tube-wells on priority basis, so that the farmers did not face any difficulty in their irrigation requirements.
Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure that the maximum amount received under the BRGF scheme under Panchayati raj was utilised in a time bound manner and strict action should be taken against those Safai Karmcharis who were not doing their duty properly. It was informed at the meeting that the services of as many as 306 Safai Karmcharis had been terminated, 1120 suspended and salary of 2133 Safai Karmcharis had been held.
The C.M. directed the officers to improve the quality of primary education and speed up the process of recruitment of teachers. She also asked them to achieve the target of paddy purchase in a time bound manner. She directed the officers to ensure that all the necessary preparations were completed for the effective implementation of Secondary Education Campaign. Besides, effective implementation of schemes like Education for All, Mid-day meal, Savitri Bai Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojna and ahamaya Garib Balika Ashirvad Yojna and should be ensured. She also directed to ensure that the canals had water till the tail end and plantation work was also carried out in an effective manner. Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure cent per cent distribution of pre 10th and post 10th scholarships and furnish its report to the government.
She also directed the officers to verify the distribution of pensions like widow, old age and disabled and eliminate the bogus candidates. She appreciated some divisions for satisfactory work and warned some divisions and asked to improve their functioning.
The C.M. directed the officers to utilise funds allocated by 12th Finance Commission by February next and ensure that the schemes being conducted under it were completed in a time bound manner and the reconstruction of collectorate buildings of Azamgarh and Barabanki districts, which were 100 years old, should be completed at the earliest. Besides, various schemes being implemented for rural and urban drinking water supply should be completed in a time bound manner and the construction of solid waste management work, being carried out in Agra, should also be completed at the earliest. She directed the officers to speed up allotment of houses constructed under the Manyawar Shri Kanshiramji Shahri Garib Awas Yojna and also to ensure effective implementation of Sarvajan Hitai Shahri Garib Awas (slum area) Malikana Haq Yojna.
The Chairman Revenue Board Mr. R. Ramni, APC Mr. V.K. Sharma, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner Mr. Anup Mishra, Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to C.M. and Principal Secretaries of all the departments were present at the meeting.