GUWAHATI, June 11 � �No laxity will be tolerated for inept handling of law and order. The police and administrative officials will have to handle a situation adroitly without allowing it to drift,� said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in a loud and clear message to all the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police through a video conference conducted from his office chamber here today.
The video conference was attended by Jitesh Khosla, Chief Secretary, Khagen Sarma, Director General of Police, MGVK Bhanu, Principal Secretary to CM & Home & Political Departments, and other senior officers of the State Government.
During the almost three-hour-long interaction with the DCs and SPs, Chief Minister Gogoi underscored the need for the administration to understand the aspirations of the local people and maintain cordial relations with them through people-friendly mechanisms.
Calling for an end to the �bandh culture�, the Chief Minister directed the DCs and SPs to handle bandhs, road and rail blockades strictly �as they cause lots of hardships and misery to the people and slow down the economy�.
Driving home the point that development is an important mechanism towards improving law and order, the Chief Minister asked the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to play a proactive role in this direction. �The wheels of development have to move on and it should not be allowed to come to a halt because of law and order problem. Development activities have to be accorded top priority and the benefits of the welfare schemes launched by the Government have to percolate down to all sections of society,� he said.