UP CM Yogi Adityanath cracks whip, suspends 11 officials in Maharajganj
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath cracks whip, suspends 11 officials in Maharajganj

Among those suspended including an SDM, three SHOs, four doctors among others.

lucknow Updated: Aug 10, 2017 22:38 IST
Abdul Jadid
Abdul Jadid
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
Yogi Adityanath,Maharajganj,Gorakhnath Temple
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath order came after he held a meeting with the officials to review law and order, health and development schemes.(SHT File Photo)

Cracking the whip, chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the suspension of 11 officials, including Nautanwa SDM and two SHOs, during his visit to Maharajganj on Thursday.

The action came hours after the CM held a meeting with the officials to review law and order, health and development schemes and found laxity on the part of a few officials. Among the officials who faced action are four doctors who have been absent from duty for long.

The CM said a probe had been ordered against the doctors. Salary of four months will be deducted from their account.

SDM, Nautanwa, Girish Chandra Srivastava, SHOs of Punderpur and Pharenda Vinod Kumar Rao and Chandresh Yadav, casualty medical officers Dr Shailesh Kumar and Ravi Singh, ADO, basic, Mohammad Muzammil, assistant agriculture officer BN Joshi and XCN, PWD, Arshad Kamal were among the officials who faced action.

Yogi, who held a Janta Darbar at Gorakhnath Temple before leaving for Maharajganj, also attended a ‘sahbhoj’ (community feast) with 90 members of Dalit community at a slum area in Chainpur village of Maharajganj.

The chief minister was served vegetarian food in ‘pattal’ (plates made of leaves).

He asked the people to keep social harmony intact by ending the practice of untouchability. He also inaugurated a school in Ghooghli area.

Earlier, addressing a press conference after inspecting Gorakhnath Hospital run by the temple trust, Yogi said his government aimed at providing 10 lakh houses to the poor in rural areas and two lakh in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

“The government is also planning to promote agro-based industry in UP. The new industrial policy will open the doors for industries in the state, especially in east UP, which has lagged behind in terms of industrialisation,” Yogi said.

He said the government was planning to create second generation ethanol from agriculture waste which was burnt by farmers. “The idea will also help in complying with the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) which has raised objection over burning of agro-waste as it causes pollution,” he added.

Replying to a query, Yogi said the new government was focussing on the revival of sugar industry. “Out of the five closed sugar mills, the ones in Pipriach and Munderwa will be reopened soon,” he said.

Speaking on AIIMS at Gorakhpur, Yogi said work was in progress and the government was trying to start an OPD and classes from next year.

Replying to a query on encephalitis, the CM said he chaired a meeting with principal secretaries of health, medical education and other departments in this regard. “ICU facilities for affected children have been made operational in 20 districts for treatment of encephalitis. Doctors have been directed to ensure no deaths take place in the absence of treatment,” he said.

First Published: Aug 10, 2017 22:38 IST