Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has planned a 100-day deadline for the completion of various government schemes that are either now in progress or need to be pushed back.
After taking over as CM in November last year, Chavan has been reviewing progress in each of the 45 departments in the state government and checking on the financial feasibility of the schemes that can be finished in the next 100 days.
On Saturday, he interacted with bureaucratic heads of the revenue, forests, social development, employment / self-employment and women and child welfare departments.
Important departments dealing with infrastructure, energy, general administration have already submitted the list of their feasible schemes. Till Saturday, only three departments remained to be reviewed. Chavan could not be reached for comment.
“The blueprint of the 100-day programme will be ready for tabling before the next Cabinet meeting,” said a senior official requesting anonymity because of protocol reasons.”
The Centre has also set a 100-day agenda for its ministers. In Maharashtra, Chavan will fix the day from which the deadline starts. It will likely be sometime in mid-January or early-February.
“Some of the programmes, like Unicode (unique identification number for citizens) could be taken up and finished within a stipulated time,” said the official. “The plan will include a mix of small and large projects. The bigger projects will be split into phases for completion.”