Ensure transparency, accountability: Governor

ZIRO, Apr 12: Governor BD Mishra on Thursday urged the government officers in Lower Subansiri district to ensure transparency and accountability in their work for the benefit of the people.
While reviewing the status of the implementation of national and state flagship programmes at the circuit house here on Thursday, Mishra advocated having people-friendly governance, and said, “The district administration should traverse that extra mile to ensure that all the sections of the society are benefited by the government schemes and programmes.”
He emphasized on ensuring 100% literacy for the women, and said every individual in the society should contribute to improve and streamline the spread of education in the state.
Mishra also called for channelizing the energy of the youth.
“The youths should be encouraged to take up popular pursuits like football, fine arts and music to wean them away from drug and gun culture,” he said.
He also reviewed the preparations for the Army recruitment rally.
“The recruitment of 2000-strong Arunachal youths in the Army is my goal, which I want to achieve in 2018-19,” he said.
The governor advised the people to inculcate the habit of cleanliness and take part in the Swachta Abhiyan.
He further called for effective implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, which aims at providing LPG connection to every household, and the DDUGJY to provide lights to rural people.
Dwelling on the programmes implemented by the ICDS department he said, “The social assistance provided to the old and disabled people through the ICDS department should be done by DBT. The ICDS director should motivate and ensure all the beneficiaries to open bank accounts.”
He also called for ensuring that the abandoned children at the children’s home should be treated with sensitivity and due care and imparted skill development training.
Speaking on tourism sector he said, “We should ensure a cordial and secure social atmosphere to attract the tourist flow in this beautiful valley.”
He also directed the DRDA PD to ensure that wages are paid to the MNREGA registered workers only through DBT to plug funds leakages.
Addressing a public meeting, the governor appealed to the people to ensure successful implementation of development schemes, and advised teachers to rededicate themselves to their duties.
Highlighting the state’s huge natural resources and its potential in tourism, hydropower and other sectors, the governor said, “Arunachal can be an economic contributor to the country if the state’s natural resources are harnessed and utilized properly.” (PRO to Governor)