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CM asks for disposal of public petitions at review meeting

By Bureau

DIBRUGARH, June 4 - Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today emphasised on better coordination between public representatives and administrative machinery for effective implementation of rural development schemes in the State. He made this observation while reviewing the progress of rural development schemes implemented in Dibrugarh district. The review meeting was held here today, even as officials privately squirmed at having to work on a Sunday.

Sonowal asked the P&RD (Panchayat and Rural Development) officials to take the public representatives into full confidence and keep them abreast about the schemes adding that this would help the block development officials to implement schemes in a smooth and hassle-free manner. The Chief Minister also advocated improved co-ordination between BDO office and the panchayat offices.

Chief Minister Sonowal also emphasised on creating a people friendly working environment in government offices. He directed the government officials to give adequate importance to public visiting government offices seeking redressal to their grievances. He instructed the officials to ensure that all petitions submitted by public are properly addressed in a time bound manner.

Maintaining that Prime Minister�s Awas Yojana (PMAY) is one of most important flagship programmes of the government which is aimed at ensuring housing for all within 2022, Sonowal asked the government officials to ensure that no misuse of fund in implementation of the scheme could take place. He also stressed on generating more awareness about the scheme and asked the BDOs to convene meeting with the beneficiaries and apprise them about the benefits of the scheme vis-a-vis their roles and responsibility.

The Chief Minister also reviewed the MGNREGA and several other rural development schemes in the meeting. MPs, MLAs and civil officials of the district attend the meeting.

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