Stressing the need to increase the strength of women in the state police, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the government had decided to recruit 33% women to fill vacancies in the police force.
Addressing a gathering here, the chief minister said that after opening women’s police stations in the state, steps were now being taken to increase the strength of women in the police.
He also appealed the people to join hands with the government in its drive against female foeticide to improve the sex ratio in the state. “Due to strict implementation of PCPNDT Act during the past one year, the sex ratio in Haryana has improved from 837 to 900. However, more efforts are required to improve it further,” he added.
VILLAGE INTEGRATED MONITORING SYSTEM
Khattar also launched the web-based ‘Village Integrated Monitoring System’ (VIMS), which will help the officials and villagers to monitor development works in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that this facility will check corruption, accelerate the pace of development works, build capacity and ensure transparency. In case of laxity, the officer concerned will be answerable and if found guilty, legal action will be initiated against him.
Besides, the system will provide information such as how much fund has been drawn from which bank for a particular development work, he added.
KHATTAR MONITORS DEVELOPMENT WORKS
Earlier in the day, the chief minister held a meeting with the officials of the Karnal district and reviewed the progress of development works in his constituency. He appreciated the efforts of Karnal deputy commissioner Mandeep Singh Brar as 71 village panchayats of the district have been declared open defecation-free during the past two months.
The DC said efforts were on to declare the entire district open defecation-free by December 31.
During a three-hour meeting, the chief minister asked the officials to provide details of the development works going on in his assembly constituency. He instructed the officials to complete the pending works on time. The CM also sought information about the progress of development works concerning his announcements.
It was informed that out of 99 announcements made by him for Karnal district, work on 36 announcements could not be started yet whereas work on the 44 announcement was still going on. In case of 19 announcements, work had been completed.
Khattar also sought the details of the pending works in the city so that the work could be completed on time. The CM, who has been in the town since Thursday, visited the residences of some party workers.