After MPs, Class 1 officials are all set to adopt villages in a bid to push for the overall growth at village-level. The move comes as part of the state government's initiative to ensure the implementation of development projects in the state.
Making the announcement on Monday, Panchkula deputy commissioner Vivek Atray, who held a meeting with district officials, said officials will be assigned villages on the basis of their current postings. Class 1 officials will have to oversee development projects such as laying and repair of roads and implementation of social welfare schemes in the area assigned to them, among other things. Class 2 officials and sub divisional officers of the engineering department will also be roped in to ensure smooth implementation of the initiative.
Officials will be required to make visits to the area and work in close coordination with village panchayats. The district comprises 122 panchayats. Officials will then have to submit monthly progress reports to the district administration.
"We are working out the modalities. Officials will be assigned villages within the next two days. These officers will act as nodal officers for the villages. For any development work or new initiative in a village, we can consult them," said Atray.
In a recent meeting with deputy commissioners and superintendents from across the state, the CM had decided to appoint nodal officers for villages to ensure the implementation of development schemes.
'Interact with residents from 11am-12pm'
Deputy commissioner Vivek Atray directed officials to remain in their offices from 11am-12pm everyday to interact with residents and listen to their grievances. Those having to go on field duty will have to depute their second-in-command to remain in the office for that hour.