Giving comprehensive instructions to the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh to formulate strategy to control corruption rampant in government services, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Hon’ble Ms. Mayawati said that all the DMs and Divisional Commissioners should be apprised of it in a detailed manner at the state level review meeting being held here today. She said that all the officers should strictly ensure compliance of her orders.
Elaborating upon the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, the Cabinet Secretary, during the review meeting, said that she had asked the Divisional Commissioners and DMs to ensure effective implementation of Janhit Guarantee Law and to provide all the services identified under it to the people in a stipulated time frame.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that the state government had enforced Uttar Pradesh Janhit Guarantee Law with a view to empowering people. With the implementation of this law, the people had now got legal guarantee of getting identified services in a time bound manner. She said that the state government had identified such services of public interest under Janhit Guarantee Law, which were of prime need for the people belonging to weaker and poor sections of the society.
The Chief Minister said that as many as 13 services had been notified under the Uttar Pradesh Janhit Guarantee Law. She has directed the officers to broaden the scope of this Act and increase the numbers of the services and mainly include the services related to transport department. She has also directed all the DMs and Commissioners to ensure wide publicity of the provisions of this Act, so that the people could get its benefit. She said that under the provisions of the Act, the responsibility of the officers, unable to provide time bound services, would be fixed and a fine would also be imposed on the defaulter for showing indifference. Under it, arrangement had been made to impose fine on the erring officer and the same would be paid to the applicant under fixed procedure. She directed the DMs to punish officers showing laxity in the implementation of the Act.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister directed the officers to remain present on all working days from 10 am to 12 noon to solve people’s problems in time bound manner. She also directed them to note the name, address, mobile no. and brief details of problem/complaint of complainant in register and make arrangements to inform the complainant immediately after solving the problem.
She directed the senior officers to make random checking of disposal of complaint/problem through mobile no. She said that Government/Directorate level officers should also ensure random checking, during their field visits.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister has directed all the district magistrates to make inspection of a village of any tehsil of district every week and SDMs to visit five villages every month. She also said that SDMs should hold open meetings to solve people’s problems. They should also make the people aware about all the programmes being run by the State Government. They should get the entire proceedings video recorded. She hoped that this would be a good beginning against corruption.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister has also directed the officers to fix the time limit for the decisions regarding pending vigilance charge sheet related cases in all the departments and take departmental action in time bound manner. She said that screening should be done for compulsory retirement against employees having careless and indifferent approach towards government works. Besides, intelligence information should be gathered for the officers to get them trapped red handed for their corrupt activities. She has authorized the districts magistrates for this job.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that her government was committed to remove corruption at every level. No officer/employee engaged in corruption would be spared and action would be taken in accordance with law, she added.