Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has called upon the administrative officers to evolve a compassionate work culture to ensure the benefits of people’s welfare schemes reach the target groups.
Addressing the joint review meetings of the Collectors, District Development Officers (DDOs) and Secretaries here, she stressed on the need for co-ordination among different departments at district level with the state-level administration for smooth conduct and implementation of the schemes. The purpose of each scheme is to take it as a social responsibility to reach the last man in the last mile.
As to the government’s statewide campaign for ‘toilet in every home’, Mrs. Patel asked the administration to prepare a blueprint down to the micro-level planning, linking it with Garib Kalyan Mela, Fight Against Malnutrition, Education and Health, to complete it by the Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebration in 2019. Funds should not be any constraint, for which she suggested the expenditure should be made as per budgeted accounts.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Rural Development Jayantibhai Kavadiya stressed on the need to solve the local problems, like concerning Sardar Awas Yojna, as far as possible at the Gram Sabha itself.
Chief Secretary Varesh Sinha exhorted the officers to work with zeal, to set an example at the national level, making optimum use of computers in day-to-day governance, Jan Seva Kendra, extending it to village level. Principal Revenue Secretary Anil Mukim spoke about the purpose of the meeting. The officers made presentation on respective department’s future plans.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Ministers of State Chhatrasinh Modi and Shankar Chaudhri attended the meeting.
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