Second day of Collectors SP Conference witnessed Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje in full form. In a ‘no nonsense’ manner, the CM advised attending officers to adopt a novel, humanitarian approach to connect with the common man. Stressing on the problems suffered by the public on everyday basis, Raje said “It’s essential to understand the sentiments of a common man. It’s important that officers reach out to the public in a compassionate manner to effectively solve their problems. We can use novel IT technologies to invoke mass participation in cleanliness, urbanisation, water conservation and tree plantation drives. We can use SMS, social networks and mobile applications to kick-start this mission”. Looks like Rajasthan government is all set to go digital this year.
Issues and Ideas Discussed In the Meeting
In the second session of Collectors SP Conference, the CM quoted examples of innovative apps like ‘LezGo’, ‘Humsafar’ and ‘Action Udaipur’ run by Ajmer, Chittaurgarh and Udaipur districts. In the present era, when almost everyone carries Android phones in their pockets, mobile apps will familiarize the public with latest government schemes and policies. In next two years, Rajasthan government will invite public contributions in chief sectors of development.
Chief Secretaries from 5 key departments delivered presentations on sectors namely revenue, urban development, local bodies, health and hygiene and general administration affecting growth of a state. Accordingly the CM laid down crystal-clear instructions for different department heads. She asked the revenue department to follow-up on pending land applications and asked them to restore proprietorship to the rightful owners of disputed properties.
The CM directed collectors to encourage toilet construction in their region. She proposed the idea of conducting review meetings regularly, community mobilisation and time-bound delivery of projects promised by the government. This denotes that Raje is quite serious about her job, seeing that Rajasthan state assemble elections are just around the corner.
In course of the meeting, officers discussed over Smart City Mission, Aavas Yojana, Waste to Energy, LED projects, Amrit Scheme, Annapurna Rasoi and ODF mission. Meanwhile Karauli’s “Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai” was like a breath of fresh air amidst heated discusses and dreary conversations.
District Collector of Karauli, Manor Kumar Sharma shed light on this project that involved participation of local communities and girl students in landscaping, bridge construction and protection of vulnerable species such as black buck. The unity, integrity and level of awareness portrayed by small districts like Karauli is inspirational for other cities.
Thus, the second day of Collectors SP Conference ended on a positive note with exchange of constructive suggestions and advices. With vigilant action of the government and mutual cooperation of officers and people, Raje government looks forward to accomplishing most of its goals. Thus, setting up a tough battleground for Congress in the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018.