A day after assuming charge, deputy commissioner Diprava Lakra held a three-hour-long meeting with senior officials of the civil and police administration to review status of schemes and projects in the district, here on Saturday.
Reviewing the arrangements being made for the wheat procurement, Lakra directed officials of agriculture, food and civil supplies controller and mandi board to put things in place by March 27.
Taking stock of welfare schemes, Lakra got updates on pension scheme and pendency of cases related to other welfare schemes. He directed officials of various departments to implement the welfare initiatives at the grassroots level so that the number of beneficiaries could be maximised.
The DC also sought details about road infrastructure in the district and need for its expansion. “The public works department has been asked to submit a detailed report in this regard to my office within two days so that a plan can be chalked out accordingly,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lakra also asked the officials of various departments to maintain discipline and punctuality in offices, besides meeting deadline of works. “The laxity will not be tolerated,” he said.
Lakra said providing quality education and health services in government-run facilities will be his focus area. “An action plan has been prepared to curb the drug menace,” he said. Lakra said besides police and civil administration, health department, doctors with , educational institutes, non-government organisations and public have to play a pivotal role to rid the state of drugs.
Prominent among present in the meeting included additional deputy commissioner (general) Rahul Chabba, additional deputy commissioner (development) Shena Aggarwal, Talwandi Sabo sub-divisional magistrate Subash Khatak, Maur SDM Latif Ahmed and Rampura Phul SDM Narinder Singh Dhaliwal.