CM Yogi Adityanath asks officials to make Lucknow a model of law & order, civic facilities
Yogi probably became the first CM of Uttar Pradesh to hold a review meeting at the district magistrate’s officelucknow Updated: Jun 11, 2017 12:58 IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday probably became the first CM to hold a meeting at the district magistrate’s office that was all decked up for the occasion.
Generally, chief ministers hold review meetings at their office, but Yogi’s decision to convene the meeting at the DM’s office shows his seriousness to tackle issues, sources said.
During the nearly five-hour review meeting Yogi had with police and administrative officials of districts in Lucknow division, law and order was the dominant issue. Other issues discussed at the meeting included scarce water and electricity supply.
- Law and order was the dominant issue in the meeting. Other issues included scarce water and electricity supply.
- The CM also directed the administrative officials to maintain transparency in the system and asked them to hold weekly or bi-weekly meetings with public representatives of their districts .
- The CM said by October 2, more than 30 villages should be declared ODF.
- The chief minister, in a tweet, said he has directed the Lucknow district administration to install LED bulbs at all public places and remove illegal hoardings.
The chief minister also lent an ear to public representatives of various parties, who were present at the meeting, and directed district administration officials to maintain transparency in the system.
He also instructed officials to develop Lucknow in such a way that it becomes a model for other districts in areas of law and order and civic facilities.
Those present at the meeting included SSPs, DMs, CDOs and municipal commissioners from Lucknow, Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Rae Bareli, Sitapur and Unnao. ADG law and order was also present.
Reviewing law and order, the CM first zeroed in on Sitapur — the district that witnessed a triple murder on June 7, when armed robbers shot dead a 55-year-old grain trader, his wife and son outside the family’s home.
Irked over the increasing lawlessness in the district, Yogi pulled up SSP, Sitapur and asked him the reason why the crime graph was high in his district. Not convinced with the SSP’s reply, an angry CM sought to know what action he had initiated in the triple murder case. The SSP, however, couldn’t give a satisfactory reply to the CM, who said, “Law offenders should not be spared”.
Reviewing water and electricity supply issues, Yogi directed that village pradhans should maintain the hand pumps in good condition in their respective areas.
Yogi also directed the administrative officials to maintain transparency in the system and asked them to hold weekly or bi-weekly meetings with public representatives of their respective districts to redress genuine issues of locals.
He also reviewed the status of development schemes and the open defecation free (ODF) programme.
The chief minister said by October 2, he wanted more than 30 villages to be declared ODF.
The meet that began at 11.30 am concluded at around 4:30 pm and was perhaps the longest review meet Yogi has held so far after taking charge of UP CM.