Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday asked the district collectors to make their working style sensitive and result-oriented to the needs of people and public representatives.
Collectors should reply to the letters sent to them by public representatives. “Being a chief minister if I can reply to 5,000 letters and return calls then why can’t the collectors and superintendents of police (SP) do the same,” Raje said while addressing the inaugural session of the four-day Collectors-SPs conference at her office.
She also asked the collectors to return phone calls regarding grievances. She suggested that officials must behave in a manner that people could feel comfortable with them. Sources said Raje’s directions came in reference to a number of complaints received by elected representatives of officials not paying head to their requests.
She directed the district collectors to disburse compensation to farmers hit by hailstorm in the affected areas, ensure cleanliness and hygiene at the district hospitals, make arrangement for practical training to ASHAs for conducting of Arogya Rajasthan Campaign.
Keeping in view her ambitious Resurgent Rajasthan project to attract investment in the state, she directed the officials to remove encroachments. “Collectors should ensure no encroachments happens on industrial lands, and ensure its removal,” she said. Praising Udaipur for its cleanliness campaign, Raje asked the collectors to learn from Udaipur. “Cleanliness and security makes the first impression on tourists,” she said.
Raje also asked them to complete the target of making the state open-defecation free by 2018 and directed that there should be effective monitoring of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Raje directed the collectors to monitor all works under ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’ for quality and timely execution.
She said identified villages under the scheme and Mukhyamantri Adarsh Gram Panchayat Yojana should be prepared as a blue print for development. She asked the collectors to constitute District Executive Committees to oversee the progress of government schools in their district.
She also directed to bring pace in toilet construction in schools and arrangement of buildings for the schools that are running without building.
Present in the conference were chief secretary CS Rajan, council of ministers, additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries of various departments and other senior officials.