Govt to phase out old infrastructure: CM

DAPORIJO, Jan 23: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said that all old government infrastructures across the state, which were constructed during the days of Union Territory, will either get facelifts or be replaced with new ones.
“The state government will reconstruct and refurbish all the schools and hospitals infrastructures, government office buildings across the state that were constructed during the Union Territory days,” said the chief minister at a meeting with the HoDs and government officers here on Wednesday.
“The old Assam-type buildings constructed during UT days that have outlived its usefulness will be reconstructed in a phase-wise manner. The task may be challenging, but the mission to phase out all such buildings will be completed,” he said.
While taking review of the implementation of all important flagships programmes of the state and the centre, the chief minister exhorted the government officers to begin making corrective steps for better Arunachal.
“Otherwise, the state will not be able to come out from the rule of muscle power and money power,” he said.
He said the onus is on the people, who are in the position today – to bring change and to give back to the society.
“The politicians are only policy maker. The government programmes and policies have to be executed by the government officers,” he said.
The chief minister said he is in constant touch with the public through social media and has received information through them about the lack of sincerity on the part of government officers.
He appealed to them to be sincere in their duty as their insincerity will affect the development of the state.
“We can’t sit idle and the state government has to submit its performance report every two months to the PMO,” said the CM while informing that PMO is constantly monitoring the performance of the state and sends back their remarks.
The chief minister further said the state government is always sympathetic to the cause of its government employees and had accordingly implemented the 7th CPC, increased the retirement age, implemented the tough location allowances and increased the monthly wages of its workers.
He said the state government is in receipt of further submission from the government employees for actions to be taken for their welfare. The CM assured that all such genuine demands will be fulfilled in the days to come. (CMO)