GUWAHATI, Dec 15 - Transport, Skill and Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Monday chaired a meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners through video conference where he discussed in detail issues pertaining to Industries and Commerce, Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship and Transport departments.
General Managers of DICCs, District Transport Officers, Principals of ITIs, Assistant Directors of Employment and Craftsmen Training also took part in the meeting.
Addressing the DCs, the Minister said that service delivery should improve as the government has a major role to play in the post COVID-19 scenario to improve the ecosystem, enhance economic growth, facilitate entrepreneurship and improve the source of livelihood of the people.
Patowary asked the DCs to identify and promote one product which has export potential through the �One District One Product Programme� and provide incentives to the local entrepreneurs of the micro food processing units in their respective districts.
The Minister called upon the DCs to strengthen the enforcement drive in their respective districts and impose fines on the vehicles found violating laws. He instructed the DTOs to enhance revenue collection to meet up the loss following COVID-19 related lockdown.
Expressing concern at the rising cases of road fatalities in districts like Nagaon, Darrang, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Patowary asked the DCs to convene meetings on road safety and take inputs from the crash investigation team after each accident to take corrective measures. He asked them to identify vulnerable and black spots and engage volunteers called �Path Suraksha Mitra� and train them so that they can play a crucial role in the �golden hour� of any accident.
Commissioner and Secretary, Dr KK Dwivedi asked the DCs to organise job fairs to bring job-seekers of skill sector and job-providers of industry sector together on one platform. He further asked the DCs to fill all the seats in ITIs and told that no seat should remain vacant.