Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis issued a warning to all non-performing officials, asking them to get ready to face the music for defying government directives.
Talking to the media at his official residence, Ramgiri, after the completion of two years’ of his government, Fadnavis asserted that such erring officers would be sent home. “Most senior officers are doing a good job”, he said, revealing that performances of ministers were being assessed as per the key result area (KRA) fixed for the department they head. “An officialdom must work in tandem with the government and in any system, there are some people who are irreparable”, he said, warning that such officers would not be spared.
The perception about non-cooperation of the bureaucracy and lethargy in higher echelons of the administration is not correct, Fadnavis said adding that there is a positive change in the government and Maharashtra, which is surging ahead of others, will achieve many more milestones in the remaining three years.
Answering a question, he reiterated to his commitment towards the development of backward regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada.
In a scathing attack, he said that the ongoing development of these regions was not going well with certain politicians of western Maharashtra. Dismissing the view that most decisions taken by him in the last two years were favouring Vidarbha and Marathwada, Fadnavis said that his government was only trying to undo the injustice heaped on for decades on Vidarbha and Marathwada regions.
He claimed that in these two years, Maharashtra has gained its lost glory. The chief minister pointed out the Niti Aayog ranking, declared on Monday, where Maharashtra was adjudged the top state in agriculture marketing, scoring 81 % marks. He also claimed that the state had made remarkable progress on several fronts.
The proposed Nagpur-Mumbai Super Expressway will prove to be a game changer, Fadnavis stated while hoping that it would bring prosperity to the hinterland and attract industries beyond the Mumbai-Thane-Pune-Nashik belt in the state.
According to him, many international financial agencies from Japan, Korea and Malaysia were ready to fund all the big projects and had offered long term loans of 40 years on just 0.5 % interest rates.
He also dismissed that there was no rift between the Sena and BJP. The chief minister said that the Shiv Sena and the BJP had agreed to tie-up during the elections and any decision about alliance in the ensuing municipal corporation elections and zilla parishad elections will be taken at an appropriate time.