On the second day of the grand collector SP Conference held in Jaipur, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje evaluated presentations delivered by various government departments. “Public Interest” was the centralized theme of today’s conference. Focusing specifically on the rights of the poor, deprived, underprivileged, rural population, women and the youth, CM Raje instructed the district collectors to use every single penny collected from the people for public interest. Rajasthan government is running a series of powerful schemes like Annapurna Bhandars, Ashray, Shubhlakshmi, Solar Sakhi, Jal Swavalamban etc. The basic idea was to channelize public funds in a proper way so that all 36 communities existing in Rajasthan are benefited in equal manner.
Having said this, the chief minister laid down some targets for the officers.
- Monitor Government Hospitals from Time to Time
Hostels developed by the Social justice and Empowerment department cater to the requirements of students who belong to lower sections of the society. Keeping check on the hostels will keep us updated about their progress status.
- Complete RUIDP Work on Time
Just last year, the government announced several projects related to water supply, drainage, sewerage, Amrit Mission, smart city etc. under RUIDP (Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project). Chief Minister Raje directed senior officials to wind up all the pending projects before 2020. Concurrently, she laid down quick goals, such as—
- Rehabilitation of deprived population to government-made residences,
- Attaining ODF status for their districts and
- Banning the use of plastic bag.
- Mukhyamantri Beej Swavlamban Yojana to kick off in 3 Districts
Under this scheme, Rajasthan government will supply superior quality seeds to farmers in Udaipur, Bhilwara and Kota. The government will supply fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc. to farmers before the onset of monsoons so they can enjoy a bountiful harvest.
- Pension for 57 lakh Pensioners
Back in 2013, just 4 lakh retired government officers received pensions in their government account. Nevertheless, vigilant action by the Social justice and empowerment department dispatched pension to 57 lakh pensioners across the state. The next target is to dispatch 100% pension to all government officers. The department has been instructed to speed up the verification process.
- Boost the Quality of Nutrition at Anganbadi Centers
Angered by the results of sudden inspection at Anganbadi centers, the CM instructed food department officers to monitor the quality and quantity of nutrient mix distributed by the rural Anganbadis.
- Display ‘Financial Boards’ Outside Gram Panchayats
To ensure complete transparency in government proceedings, the CM instructed rural development and Panchayati Raj department workers to display a notice board stating fund allotment in different projects.
With this, the second day of the much-hyped collector SP conference came to an end. Two more days to go until the CM will set the bar high for government officers.