Chandigarh, July 2 – While commending the Deputy Commissioners for their efforts in distribution of the massive sum of Rs 1092 crore as compensation for damaged caused by untimely rains in Feb-April 2015 and the Superintendents of Police for reduction of 56 incidents of rape, 58 incidents of eve-teasing, 28 incidents of dowry deaths and 28 incidents of murder during January to May 2015 as compared with the same period in 2014, Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has asked the district heads to work together and give greater momentum to all new schemes launched by the government to provide succor to the people and to boost the economic growth of the state.
The Chief Minister, who was addressing the DCs and SPs through video conference here today, reviewed the progress of setting up of Women Police Stations, “Mhara Gaon- Jagmag Gaon”, flood control arrangements, bio-metric attendance system, redressal of grievances registered at CM window, prevention of corruption and law and order situation.
The Chief Minister also directed officers to maintain cordial relations with elected public representatives. He said that officers concerned should ensure participation of public representatives including that of opposition in Bijli Panchayats which would be organized every month in all villages under “Mhara Gaon- Jagmag Gaon” scheme. He exhorted them to urge everyone to step forward to make this scheme a great success. He disclosed that just after the launch, he had also received applications from eight other villages of Kurukshetra district to replicate the same model in their villages for getting 24 hours power supply.
While reviewing the law and order situation, the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction at nabbing of 134 dreaded criminal gangs and the consequent solving of 684 cases and recovery of property worth Rs6.28 crore. The Director General of Police disclosed that out of 22,823 vehicles lying impounded in police stations on January 1, 2015, 15,924 have been released. He said that atleast 50 per cent of police staff should be deployed in police stations.
He asked the DCs to speed up the process of distribution of compensation lying pending with them and complete the same in next 15 days. He asked them to ensure that all district heads of all Haryana government offices remain present in their offices between 11 a.m. and 12 noon for redressal of grievances of local people. Availability of drinking water and seating arrangements for the public during these hours should also be ensured.
While lauding the outcomes of bio-metric attendance system, the Chief Minister said that presently there are 125 on board offices on the new system located at Chandigarh, Panchkula and district headquarter. Bio-metric attendance system would be implemented in other district offices to facilitate the general people.
Reviewing the status of grievances received at CM window, Mr. Manohar Lal said that a Call Centre should be established within a week for monitoring of complaints received at CM window. In cases where complainant is not satisfied with the action taken report of the department the call centre would resolve the doubts of the omplainant. He also directed that community based counseling centers should be set up in at least 10 police stations within July.
The Chief Minister also directed the DCs to speed up the Aadhar seeding and bank seeding so that benefit of pension, scholarships and other schemes could be easily given to eligible beneficiaries. Our objective is to include every deserving person and to stop the benefit to any non deserving one. He directed them to ensure 100 per cent coverage under Aadhar by July end. The current Aadhar enrolment was about 91.7 per cent which is quite fine. He also directed them to accelerate the pace of Aadhar seeding in public distribution system and old age pension. Although Aadhar is not mandatory yet we can make it desirable in our various schemes.
The Chief Minister directed the offices to keep a check on unauthorized construction activity in their areas and take immediate remedial action with in 48 hours. He asked them not to give a chance of wrongdoings to anyone. He also asked the DCS to made adequate arrangements well in time for Panchayat elections which can be held in coming two months.
He said that all the Deputy Commissioners should set a target for establishing vyayamshalas and gram panchayats. The government has set a target to open 1000 vyayamshalas in rural areas in first phase. They should also ensure that plot area for opening of gram sachivalyas should be atleast of half acre so that there could be scope of extension in future.
While reviewing the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme launched by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister said that state government has set a target to increase the gender ratio upto 950 in a year. For this, government had appointed two officers for effective awareness of programme. He also directed the DCs and SPs to conduct extensive raids and checking of illegal ultrasound centres especially the Chinese portable machines to prevent this ill practice.
The Chief Minister also directed all the DCs to ensure special monitoring of short term flood control works started after June 15. Senior officers of the Irrigation department would be deputed from head office for effective monitoring of the same. Advance elaborate arrangements should be made before the monsoon to prevent any flood like situation in the state, Divers training programme should also be started in the districts, he added.
In view of the coming rainy season, he said that the DCs concerned should also make advance arrangements in consultation with Health department to prevent dengue, malaria etc.
Those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary Mr. D.S. Dhesi, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. R.K. Khullar, Additional Principal Secretary Dr. Rakesh Gupta, OSDs Capt. Bhupinder Singh, Mukul Kumar, Jawahar Yadav and Additional Chief Secretaries of the State government.