Calling upon officials of the Chandigarh Administration to be fully responsive while dealing with public service delivery, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday set priorities for the UT Administration.
On an official visit, Rijiju instructed the UT officials on various grounds in order to enhance efficiency.
He said that all officials and employees of the administration should be punctual and reach their respective offices by the prescribed office hours.
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Also, that all employees and officers should ensure that no file was kept pending on their table for more than three days.
The Union Minister also highlighted the need to keep cleanliness on the office premises, and that the working areas should not be used as storage spaces for old files, which should be digitised.
He also talked about the significance of keeping the media regularly apprised of the schemes and decisions taken by the administration.
“Information regarding the administration’s projects and schemes should be disseminated to the public through periodic press releases and press conferences,” said the minister.
Holds meeting with UT Adviser, senior officers
Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, attended a meeting with UT Adviser KK Sharma and other senior officers of the administration at the UT guest house on Friday.
During the meeting, Rijiju was informed about the major achievements of the administration in 2014, said a statement issued by the administration. He was appraised about the various projects of the administration including the Slum Rehabilitation Project, IRB project, police housing and buildings, strengthening of transport system, betterment of schools, colleges and municipal services among others.
The draft master plan of Chandigarh and the development of the city as a Model Solar City were also part of the discussion. The officials also discussed the utilisation of the annual budget 2014 and the new schemes/initiatives planned for 2014-2015.
The officials of the administration further apprised Rijiju about the pending proposals which require approval from the Government of India, namely the sanction for creation of new posts, regularisation of certain contractual employees and modernisation of the police force among others. Certain issues requiring consideration of Ministry of Home Affairs were also discussed.
Subsequently, Rijuju also had a discussion with the MP Kirron Kher about the issues pertaining to the city.