The Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Member of Parliament (MP) from Satna, Ganesh Singh, said red-tapism was a major problem and needed to be resolved.
At the two-day coordination committee meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP and the state government, leaders alleged that bureaucrats did not help people’s representatives.
In a press meet held on Saturday, Singh said for any inconvenience caused to the people and implementation of any scheme, bureaucrats like politicians were equally responsible. “There is a need to set their responsibilities because politicians are disowned by the public if they don’t work properly, but no action has been taken against bureaucrats,” he alleged.
“There is a need to put the bureaucracy under control. At the same time, politicians and ministers should understand the limitations of officers. After the RTI Act, transparency in work has increased and officers can’t do anything against the rules.”
Singh said the samanvay meeting (coordination meeting) of RSS was held to discuss about improvement in work.
Singh, while talking about Satna floods, said less resources and weak disaster management were responsible for floods in the central region.
“Unlike North-Eastern states, the disaster management system in the central region is not much. The administration was also not ready for floods with enough resources which resulted in people facing troubles,” said Singh.
“Encroachments over nullahs are also a cause of floods in Satna. Officials have reviewed the encroachments and other factors responsible. We are providing all kinds of facilities to the affected people with a fund of Rs 5 crore released by the government,” he added.
Singh, who adopted the Aber village of Satna district under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna, said, “I have done so much work to develop the village but people are not supportive enough. There is a misconception among villagers that it has become the duty of an MP to do everything but in development, people have an important role to play.”