Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday reiterated that district-level officials need to be more responsive to public representatives like MPs, MLAs, zilla pramukhs and pradhans and warned of stringent action against any official who behaves rudely to them. She was speaking on the second day of the conference of collectors and SPs.
On Wednesday, the CM had told collectors to be more responsive towards the concerns of politicians holding public office. The instructions came in the wake of repeated complaints by people’s representatives about lack of response from collectors and SPs.
She also asked police officers to keep a close watch on social media so that any activity intended to create social unrest on these platforms could be nipped in the bud. “Social media is a good platform for interaction and expressing views but sometimes it is misused for rumour mongering and to disseminate false information leading to communal unrest. The state has witnessed such incidents,” she said. “Create a cell to monitor social media platforms so that quick action could be taken against anti-social activities,” she said. Raje asked senior police officers to interact regularly with their counterparts in neighbouring states. The CM asked SPs to be compulsorily present in district vigilance committee meetings and asked the additional chief secretary (Home) to personally monitor statistics related to tours, night halts, inspections and participation of SPs in meetings.
She praised police officials, along with the home minister and the additional chief secretary (Home) for “tactful management” of Gujjar agitation. She also congratulated police for decrease in crimes related to women, ST/SCs and weaker sections of the society.
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