The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji ordered immediate suspension of seven officers of various departments for showing laxity in implementation of various schemes/ programmes related with the forest, public works, rural development, education, social welfare, medical and energy departments being carried out for the development of SC/ST and other poor sections living in Chandauli and Sonbhadra districts of the State. She directed the officers to ensure rapid development of these districts so that tribal and forest dwellers got its benefits and they were not allured towards naxalism. On the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji, the Principal Secretary Public Works Mr. Ravindra Singh, Principal Secretary Forest Mr. Chanchal Kumar Tiwari, Principal Secretary Social Welfare Mr. Balvindra Kumar and Secretary Rural Development Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh
undertook extensive tour of the Chandauli and Sonbhadra on October 23 and 24 last and conducted spot verification of various schemes and development works being carried out in these districts. Thereafter, they submitted their inspection report to the C.M. Hon’ble Ms. Mayawati Ji reviewed this report at a high-level meeting held at her official residence and attended by Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh, Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Net Ram, Principal Secretary Public Works Mr. Ravindra Singh, Principal Secretary Home Kunwar Fateh Bahadur, D.G.P. Mr. Karmveer Singh and other
senior officers. After reviewing the report, she took some important decisions and gave directives to the officers of the related departments.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji ordered immediate suspension of divisional forest officer (DFO) and ranger of Obra for showing carelessness in distribution of Patta of forest land and for tampering/over writing the documents without getting permission from the competent
authorities. She also directed the officers to conduct departmental inquiry against them. She ordered immediate suspension of the superintending
engineer of P.W.D. Mirzapur for showing laxity in his works. She further ordered suspension of the BDOs of Sonbhadra district Mr. Rajesh Yadav
and Mr. Sanjai Pandey, as a lot of complaints of serious financial irregularities had been lodged against them.
She also ordered that departmental action should be taken against them. She ordered action under Prevention of Corruption Act against Gram Panchayat Adhikari Mr. Rajesh Dubey. Besides, the C.M.O. Chanduali, on the directives of the C.M., has been suspended with immediate effect and departmental action has also been initiated against him. The Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji directed the officers to ensure that the Naib Tehsildar conducted measuring of land under the supervision of the new committee formed for the purpose of Pattas under the Chairmanship of the Dy. Collector. Besides, she also directed that the GPRS technology should also be used to provide a computerised print of the patta along with the map. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji directed the officers that about 7000 petty cases pending in these districts should be withdrawn after getting them examined/approved from the competent level. She said that if the same could not the withdrawn then they should be disposed of through Lok Adalats. She ordered that the half of the royalty of the Tendu Patta should be distributed among the Tendu Patta labourers. Likewise, she directed that the registration and account opening action for the JFMC (Joint Forest Management Committees) should be completed by 15 November 2010. She directed the officers that quick decision should be taken for transfer of land for community works within the two days of receiving the proposal from district level. The Hon’ble C.M. Ji directed the officers of the P.W.D. to ensure that overloading of trucks was controlled through its contractors and the Transport and Home Departments should take action against other departments, so that road damage through overloading could be checked.
She ordered third party monitoring of the construction of the link roads being constructed by the P.W.D. in the Sonbhadra district at a cost of Rs.
500 crore, so that their quality could be ensured. She said that the P.W.D. had been carrying out various development works of about Rs. 500 crore in Sonbhadra district. Therefore, it was necessary to create the post of superintending engineer there. The Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji said that one third of the mineral areas of the naxal affected districts should be allotted to self help groups through a notification issued on 29 Jan 2010. In such groups, one third members of SC/ST and castes like Mallah, Dheemar etc. traditionally involved in these works should be included. She said that effective implementation of it should be ensured. She directed the officers to appoint 10 each land conservation inspectors and junior engineers of the
land conservation and irrigation department respectively in the development blocks of both the districts on deputation, so that the quality of the works being carried out in Sonbhadra and Chanduali districts under MNREGA could be ensured. She said that if a cluster of five houses was situated in a separate area then a handpump should be installed there.
The Hon’ble C.M. Ji directed that the land and water conservation works should be carried out in an organised manner and all the deprived families should be provided 100 day’s employment under MNREGA by March 2011. Besides, she ordered that the lands should be made fertile of at least 10 Patta holders of every gram panchayat (which included forest patta holders) whose land was infertile and the Rural Development Department should develop irrigation facility by March 2011. The Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji directed the officers to appoint teachers in all the colleges of Sonbhadra, where teachers were not posted within a month and asked them to appoint 6000 teacher by June 2011. She directed that the appointment/posting against all the vacancies of Shiksha Mitra in Sonbhadra, Chandauli and Mirzapur districts should be made immediately. Besides, she directed the Education Department to
ensure cent per cent presence of teachers in the colleges and action should be taken against those absent. She directed the Social Welfare Department to request the GOI to relax the condition of the 75 years proof for providing land patta of Forest Department to the people of the SC. She directed that two boys/girls ashram system schools/eklavya schools should be established in Chandauli and four such schools should be set up in Sonbhadra district. Besides, she also sanctioned 6000 proposals of widow pension for Sonbhadra district and 3000 old age pension proposals for Chandauli district. The Hon’ble C.M. Ji ordered immediate suspension of C.M.O. Chandauli for mismanagement of Naugarh CHC and also ordered officers
to take departmental action against him. She directed Principal Secretary Medical & Health and Family Welfare to visit both the districts and
streamline the arrangements at the hospitals himself. She directed intensive monitoring of the distribution of medicines being distributed by
mobile medical unit and also the treatment being undertaken by it. Reviewing the works of the Energy Department, she directed that the
remaining electrification works of the 46 Ambedkar Villages selected for the year 2009-10 should be completed by 31 December 2010. She said
that the decision taken regarding 104 Ambedkar Villages, in which works had to be carried out through NEDA, should be reviewed.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister Ji said that the State Government did not view naxalism as a law and order problem but it viewed the same as
social problem. Keeping this in view, all the villages of the naxal affected areas had been declared as Ambedkar villages and serious efforts were
being made for their all-round development. She said that the State Government had issued authority letters of about 10,000 pattas under
the ST and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act.