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Senior babus to visit villages,monitor schemes

Principal secys,secys to be assigned 75 dists

Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: September 5, 2013 4:58:06 am

Senior IAS officers in UP would soon be allotted districts to conduct field visits and inspect welfare schemes and development works. They wouldn have to submit monthly progress reports to the Chief Secretary.

On instructions from Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,senior officers in the government are busy preparing a plan to allott each of the 75 districts in the state to 75 principal secretaries and secretary-rank officers. The aim is to start the field visits before month-end.

Under the plan,each officer would have to stay for at least two days in the district allotted to him in a month with at least one night stay. During their visit,the officers would have to make “spot inspections” of ongoing construction works like roads,bridges,public buildings and conduct verification of beneficiaries of welfare schemes with focus on state government’s priority schemes like Kanya Vidya Dhan,free laptop distribution,Ram Manohar Lohia Grameen Avas Yojana,Lohia villages,etc.

The officers would also be required to visit at least two public offices during their visit and review activities. The offices could be municipal corporation,nagar panchayat,block development office or even a health centre,school or police station. They would be accompanied by a team of officers from district administration as well as police to ensure fast redressal of public problems.

The government also wants officers to hold at least one “jansabha” in a Lohia village in the district and solve issues of the villagers. Under Lohia Samagra Gram Vikas Yojana,most backward villages in the district were identified for overall development.

“The idea is to create a system where not only anomalies in implementation of the priority development and welfare schemes are identified but also solved on the spot. Which is why the task would be given to senior officials and a team would be formed at district level to assist them,” said a senior government officer.

He said the focus would be on 102 items on “Development Agenda” of UP government and these officers would be expected to pick some of these for spot verification and inspection each month.

While the reports of these field visits would be submitted to the Chief Secretary,sources said the Chief Minister would also be reviewing results of these field visits.

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