CM reviews progress of flagship progs

ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, along with Chief Secretary Satya Gopal and Development Commissioner Kaling Tayeng on Monday held the second unnati (progress) meeting with deputy commissioners through video conference.
Facilitated by the NIC, the meeting is organized by the planning, finance & investment department at regular intervals to review the status and progress of the prime minister’s and the chief minister’s flagship programmes in the state.
Addressing the DCs, the CM underscored the role they play in ensuring successful implementation of flagship programmes within the given timeframes at the grassroots level.
“Without the proactive role of the deputy commissioners in monitoring implementation of the schemes, the targets set will not be achieved,” he said.
Responding to the district-wise status of various schemes, the CM asked the DCs of low performing districts to conduct weekly review meetings with the implementing agencies and set up definite timeframes to meet the deadlines.
“Arunachal Pradesh within a short period of time has emerged successful in various parameters, and the credit goes to the deputy commissioners and officials at the district and block levels,” he said.
Pema also urged the commissioners and secretaries to regularly review the progress of schemes with their respective officials, along with the DCs, through video conferences.
The chief minister reviewed flagship schemes like the PM’s Awaas Yojana (rural and urban), the CM’s Rogi Kalyan Kosh, health & wellness centres, the PM’s Sahaj Bijli Yojana, transmission and distribution of power, the CM’s Shashakt Kisan Yojana, Agri-Mechanization Programme and Samast Shiksha Yojana, MGNREGS, Mission Indradhanush (MI), and panchayati raj programmes and schemes.
The status of revenue generation in the districts from state-owned resources was also reviewed, and the districts with very low generation were directed to improve their performance.
The chief secretary took serious note of the districts lagging behind in implementation of the schemes and directed the DCs to come up with “micro-plans” in the next review meeting he said he would be holding shortly.
Gopal expressed particular concern at the poor status of schemes like PMAY, Saubhagya and MI in some of the districts, and said they need to be taken up on top priority “as these schemes are personally monitored by the PM, and the CM has to submit regular status reports.”
The respective commissioners and secretaries and the PCCF apprised the DCs of the guidelines and timeframes of the schemes, and clarified doubts and suggestions submitted by the district administrations.
The planning special secretary presented a brief on the schemes and their current statuses, and offered suggestions for the way forward.
Earlier, the meeting started with observance of a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the soul of union minister Ananth Kumar, who breathed his last on Monday morning. (CMO)