CHIEF SECRETARY Rakesh Sahni directed all the divisional Commissioners and districts Collectors through videoconferencing here today that a strict vigilance should be kept over the law and order situation, public distribution system (PDS) and construction of roads.
Sahni made it clear that negligence will not be tolerated at any cost concerning law and order situation. He directed the officials concerned that the information system should be kept intact and ensure proper adherence to laws. Slight negligence can lead to deterioration of law and order situation, he cautioned.
While expressing concerns over the recent incidents, Sahni said that district administration must be alert at all the time. Further, he lauded the efforts of Jabalpur Collector for handling the law and order situation in the past.
The Chief Secretary said that district administration should ensure maintaining peace on its top priority and the government will not tolerate any negligence in this regard. Notorious elements involved in such incidents should be dealt strictly and should not be spared. At the same time, district administration should not tolerate any kind of interference in the discharge of duties and its action should be impartial.
Sahni stated that the situation arising out of untimely rains and hailstorms should be surveyed immediately so as to provide financial assistance to the affected persons. Sahni also issued necessary instructions in connection with the monitoring of support price centres, production of crops and their arrival in the mandis etc so that farmers could get reasonable price of their produce.
Keeping in view the potable water problem in some of the districts, the Chief Secretary stated that the Collectors should from now onwards assess the situation and prepare the proposals for installation of new hand pumps/repair of existing hand-pumps. Expressing displeasure over the present PDS, the chief secretary asked the officers to make on-the-spot assessment in order to bring improvement in the system.
Sahni said that he is in receipt of information regarding delay in road construction works in spite of availability of huge funds for construction of roads with the government. Repairs should be carried out immediately, he instructed.
He also directed the collectors to settle the local problems at their own levels. Redressing the complaint of the Khandwa Collector, Sahni said that the standing crop would not be allowed to come under submergence from the Indira Sagar Dam water. The water will be released only after reaping of the harvest.
He issued instructions with regard to proper implementation of social security pension scheme, pension scheme for aged persons, and scholarship scheme etc.
With regard to electricity situation, the Collectors were directed to monitor the status of existing transformers and wherever necessary the defunct transformers should be replaced by the working ones.