Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath can call administrative officers, including district magistrates and superintendent of police, on their landline phone to know their location and check on them, the state government said on Friday.
Government spokesperson and energy minister Srikant Sharma said officers who operate from camp offices must start sitting in offices to meet people and address their grievances so the public doesn’t have to run to Lucknow to meet the CM and ministers for justice.
Adityanath has also ordered his ministers to come up with the report card on 100 days of the government in UP. The state government will complete 100 days around mid-June.
“While the government will issue a white paper on its successes and failures, individual ministers will present their report card on the work of their departments through presentations to the chief minister (CM) after 100 days in office,” the spokesperson said.
Insisting that the Yogi Adityanath government believed in being transparent, effective and visible, Sharma said the ministers had been asked to work not only in their departments but also supervise work in all the departments in the districts assigned to them as in-charge.
All cabinet ministers and ministers with independent charge have been assigned two districts each and all ministers of state have been allotted a district each.
The ministers have been asked to conduct surprise inspections in schools, hospitals and other places of public importance, Sharma said.
“Ministers have also been told to attend ‘tehsil diwas’ and ‘thana diwas’ if they are available in that place,” Sharma added.
Similarly, a minister will sit in the state BJP office for two hours every day as per their turn, which will come in rotation, to meet workers and the public, he said.
“DMs and SPs have been asked to be available in offices at 6pm,” he said.
Zero tolerance on corruption
The energy minister said officers will be sent to jail and not allowed to walk away with warnings if complaints of corruption against them are found to be true.
Sharma also denied opposition’s concerns on the law and order situation in the state and said the people of UP had seen the way the government was working.
“We are doing every possible thing to improve things and change is already evident,” Sharma claimed.