GUWAHATI, May 31 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today reviewed the status and progress of different schemes and projects under implementation with the Minister for Planning and Development, the Chief Secretary, the Additional Chief Secretaries, the Principal Secretaries and the Commissioners and Secretaries.
An official press release stated this evening that in a marathon meeting lasting for more than two hours in the Assam Secretariat conference room, the Chief Minister discussed threadbare several important schemes under implementation by the power, agriculture, education, industries and commerce, fisheries, tourism, information technology, veterinary & animal husbandry, transport, diary development, cooperation, soil conservation and other departments.
The Chief Minister asked the officials to ensure speedy implementation of different schemes, especially people-oriented schemes within the fixed timelines.
Gogoi underscored the need to have a synergy between the line departments for smooth implementation of schemes and projects. The Chief Minister directed the officials of the Power Department to remove the bottlenecks to overcome the power shortfall. Gogoi called for an action plan to attain self-sufficiency on the power front.
The Chief Minister said that he would periodically assess and monitor the implementation of the different government schemes and projects to ensure timely execution.
PTI adds: Gogoi also announced that his government would soon launch a special scheme for poor meritorious students of the State.
The scheme would be launched keeping in view the sterling performances by poor students in the High School Leaving Certificate, High Madrassa and Higher Secondary examinations, results for which were announced yesterday, Gogoi said in a statement.
The government would extend scholarships to poor meritorious students so that they can pursue higher education and this step would ensure that students of poor and weaker sections of the society get quality education, he said.