Awareness level on govt schemes very low, says upset CM

TAWANG, Oct 27: Stating that awareness level among the people about the Govt schemes were very low, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has lamented that even the departmental officials of the government are not adequately aware about the schemes. The CM said this at the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ programme organized at the Deputy Com-missioner’s conference hall here on Friday. He, however, said the state government has taken up the initiative to spread awareness regarding centre’s flagship programmes in the state.
Informing that the state government had on Oct 12 last set up committees in every district to carry out the information and awareness campaign to the people about the centre’s flagship programmes, the CM called on the Circle Officers to play pro-active role in spreading awareness at the grassroots along with the panchayat leaders and Gaon Burahs. He also said the objective of awareness campaign is also to ensure that the benefits reach the lowest strata of people and stressed on the role of the banks in it.
The state government is also working pro-actively to bring transparency in the system, the CM said adding that all fund transfer for the central schemes will routed via PFMS so that flow of funds are monitored at all level.
He informed that a CM dashboard will be unveiled soon where the Chief Minister himself can monitor all schemes and programmes implemented by the departments. He said Arunachal has earned a bad reputation in reaping out money without executing work on the ground and stressed on doing away with such corrupt culture.
The Chief Minister, however, appreciated the officials from the district of having maintained a good work atmosphere. He said Tawang has earned a good reputation in executing and implementation of progra-mmes and schemes on the ground. He encouraged the officials to maintain such work culture so that other districts can emulate.
Earlier, Finance Commissioner, Ashis Kundra made a detail presentation on the major central flagships programmes.
He also made presentation on GST, Aadhar, DBT and Public finance Management System (PFMS). This was followed by an interactive session where officials present submitted their queries regarding the centre’s programmes. The legislators present also expressed their views and suggestions to the officials.
Among others, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, panchayat leaders, district heads and other officials attended the programme.