CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants a Team Madhya Pradesh in place soon to quicken the pace of development in the State and fulfil people’s aspirations.
Talking to journalists on Sunday after the conclusion of the two-day Manthan-2007 — the brainstorming session of ministers and officials — the CM said the recommendations made by the seven groups of ministers and officials were divided into three categories.
First, the recommendations to be implemented immediately; second, recommendations that concerned policy matters and needed discussions and cabinet decisions, and third, those the implementation of which involved financial implications.
The CM said a school of good governance would be set up at the Academy of Administration. This school would provide innovative ideas, workable solutions, documentation and feedback.
There is a provision of punishment to officials and employees if they erred but there is no provision to give them incentive if they did good job. Now, the State Government would give three rewards each to the officials and employees every year for good job, the CM said. He said all the departments’ circulars would be posted on a website.
The system would work with the help of outsourcing. By June 30, it would be in place. The forms meant for common people would be simplified.
He said the need for a change in procedure for considering tenders and also the documents concerning tenders was felt at the session. From the next financial year, works departments would do away with letter of credit (LoC) system. As far investment from the industrialists was concerned, ad-hocism would be done away with and there would be location specific centres.
Chouhan said there would be institutional pool in the districts for recruitment for government departments. The employment office would not merely be a centre for registration. It would provide a talent pool and take initiative to organise ‘rojgar melas’.
The government would formulate a policy for the urban land. There would also be a clear-cut policy for setting up of professional colleges. Recruitment of teachers would take place every year and also the school structure divided into various categories would be integrated.
Within next one month, he said, decisions would be taken on all the recommendations as to what would be the appropriate time for implementing the specific recommendations.
He said all the participants, including himself, were satisfied over the outcome of Manthan. Now, this would be a regular phenomenon every six months. The next Manthan will be held in July at the same venue.
To a question, he said the BJP manifesto was the axis around which the government’s functioning revolved. However, there was no mission-2008 involved in Manthan-2007.