Lucknow: In pursuit to establish an administration “of the people, by the people, for the people”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, just a day after taking oath for his second consecutive term, directed the officials to be accountable towards the people of the state.
In a meeting with the government officials on Saturday, the CM asked all the departments to prepare action plans for the next 100 days, six months, and a year. The officials will be presenting these action plans in front of the Council of Ministers, according to the department-wise timetable, which will be announced soon.
In the high-level meeting organised at the Yojna Bhawan, CM Yogi stated, “It is really important that all the officers memorise every point of the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra announced by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the election campaign and start working towards achieving the goals,” adding, “the officers made sincere efforts to convert all the promises of BJP’s 2017 Lok Sankalp Patra into reality. As a result, people experienced a positive change in Uttar Pradesh after decades.”
He further added, “It is my target to make Uttar Pradesh the No. 1 state in the country and the state’s economy the No. 1 economy. The roadmap for the future should be prepared with teamwork and inter-departmental coordination. For this work ‘Team UP’ will have to be engaged with full commitment.”
CM Yogi also pointed out that to make the state a $1 trillion economy, ten ‘primary sectors’ have to be identified. To ensure proper functioning and implementation of all the sectors and schemes, the Chief Secretary will be doing weekly reviews while CM Yogi himself will do fortnightly reviews.
Emphasizing efficiency, transparency, and timeliness in the functioning of governance, the CM expressed the need to enhance inter-departmental coordination along with technology in better implementation of schemes. While giving instructions to be sensitive towards the citizens, he said that our government is determined for ‘Antyodaya’. He also instructed to ensure that villages, poor, farmers, women, and youth are at the center of every policy of the government.
Extra efforts are needed, as now we are competing with ourselves: CM Yogi
In accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ‘new Uttar Pradesh of new India’ is taking shape. The entire state is determined to give further impetus to this work. In the first term, our main challenge was deep-rooted malpractices. But we succeeded in establishing good governance in the last five years. Now, in the next five years, our competition will be with the works of our own first term. Now, our competition with ourselves will start to further strengthen good governance. In such a situation, the establishment of good governance will have to be carried forward with more strength, he said.
The CM added that his government has had a zero-tolerance policy regarding corruption since its inception. This should be effectively continued. In order to make the reach of the schemes of the government more widespread, technology should also be included on a large scale.
Prepare the budget, focus on revenue collection: CM
The Chief Minister said that the financial year 2021-22 is about to be over. All departments should thoroughly review the status of the fulfillment of their annual targets. While evaluating the utilization of the budget, examine the position of their expenditure relative to the financial sanctions.
In each case, action should be taken as per financial rules. If the central share of any scheme has not been released from the level of the Government of India, then immediately contact the center and get it released. Full attention should be given to revenue collection. This is necessary for funding development and public welfare schemes. The process should be simplified for the taxpayers.
Keeping in view the General Budget of the Government of India for the year 2022-23 and Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra-2022, the budget for the year 2022-23 of the State Government should be prepared, the CM added.
Instructions to ensure good governance
– It should be ensured that all the officers and employees attend the office on time and complete the tasks effectively. The arrangement of the office should be such that it is convenient for the general public.
– Take quick decisions in the interest of work. Files should not remain pending. Files should be disposed of within the stipulated time frame. The status of disposal of files should be reviewed regularly by senior officers.
– An action plan should be prepared to fully implement ‘e-office’. The Citizen’s Charter should be implemented in all departments. Digitization of all the works of the departments should also be done.
– The functioning of the Village Secretariat should be further strengthened. The deployment work of Panchayat Assistants should be completed.
– The state government has made an unprecedented increase in the number of women police personnel. They have been attached for fieldwork. In this context, women beat officers have been deployed, who are solving the problems at the village level as well as performing the work of public awareness of various schemes.
– ‘Gram Choupal’ should be organised by the village-level personnel of Revenue, Panchayati Raj, and Rural Development in coordination with the village head. Through this, the local problems of the rural people should be solved.
– The reply to the letters received from the Government of India should be compulsorily sent within a week of receipt of the letter.
– The nodal officers of the districts should regularly review the status of development works in their districts. The nodal officers, along with the minister in charge of their district, should visit the district every month and check the implementation of the schemes on the spot.
– During the stay in the district, the officers must take feedback by communicating with the public and sharing the report with the Chief Minister’s Office.
– Prompt action on matters related to recruitment to various departments’ vacant posts.
– Mission Shakti was run by the state government for the safety, respect and self-reliance of women and girls. It is a matter of pride for all of us that the Government of India has also started Mission Shakti for the welfare and empowerment of women.
– Activities of various beneficiary schemes should be recorded in the CM Dashboard-Darpan Portal within 24 hours.
– The service-related details of all the state government employees should be recorded on the Manav Sampada Portal.