New Ghaziabad DM takes charge, resolves to empower women
The DM said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘Sankalp Parta’ was the guidelines which the government has laid for the betterment of women, youth, farmers and other sections of society.Updated: Apr 29, 2017 23:23 IST
Ministi S, the new district magistrate (DM) of Ghaziabad, took charge on Saturday with a resolve to teach at any vulnerable government school and also to empower women.
The 2003-batch IAS officer hails from Kerala and has been a special secretary with the Uttar Pradesh home department during her previous posting.
The DM said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘Sankalp Parta’ was the guidelines which the government has laid for the betterment of women, youth, farmers and other sections of society.
On the first day at her new job, Ministi urged district officials to adopt a school and start teaching there.
“The idea is that we should all help out students of government schools in building a better future. I will adopt one school voluntarily and start teaching there for several hours a week. I will also urge all district officials to adopt a government school and start teaching students. This will be of immense help,” the DM said.
“I will also work for empowering women. There will be complete transparency in administration and we will ensure that every person benefits from the policies. The governance will be people-centric,” Ministi said.
The district magistrate said she had started several activities during her previous posting at Barabanki district jail where stitching and making of sanitary pads for women were taken up. She said similar activities will also be started in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad.
“There have been strict guidelines and an order by the state government in which it is stated that the medical examination of rape victims will be conducted the same day. If not done, the victims face further torture. In such cases, the officials will have to give an explanation,” she added.
The DM also said issues such as traffic congestion, land compensation to farmers, crime and migrant population were hindering development activities.
She added that these will be taken up in due course.
Ministi has previously served in districts such as Shahjahanpur, Mainpuri, Farrukhabad and Barabanki.
After the district magistrate took charge on Saturday, the new senior superintendent of police, HN Singh, also took charge. He replaces Deepak Kumar.
“I assure that there will be complete transparency while dealing with the public and we will have meetings with officers to ensure that proper FIRs are lodged and cases worked out in time,” Singh said.
First Published: Apr 29, 2017 23:23 IST