GUWAHATI, Sept 18 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that to ensure good governance at all levels of administration, Deputy Commissioners will have to play a pro-active role and they will have to put in extra effort to implement government schemes for the benefit of the people at large.
Speaking at the conference of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) at the Assam Administrative Staff College here today, Sonowal made an appeal to all the DCs to internalize the broad spectrum and underlying objective of the government schemes to implement them in letter and spirit for the benefit of the people.
Sonowal made a special mention of Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) which is all set to be inaugurated on September 23 in Assam along with other states of the country.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will provide more than 10.74 crore economically deprived families with a health cover of up to Rs five lakh.
He said that efforts have been made to reduce the financial burden on poor and vulnerable groups arising out of catastrophic hospital episodes and ensure their access to quality health services.
PM-JAY seeks to accelerate India�s progress towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainable Development Goal - 3 (SDG3).
He also asked the DCs to make adequate planning to generate awareness about Ayushman Bharat so that people belonging to underprivileged sections of the society can reap dividends.
He also said that during the ceremonial launch of the schemes at the district level, the DCs should invite eminent personalities and public figures of the district to elicit community involvement with the scheme.
Sonowal urged the DCs to revolutionize the financial inclusion through Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela and complete the entire process of direct benefit transfer under the scheme to those account holders who opened bank account during demonetization period.
The State government through its Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela had transferred Rs 2500 each to all account holders belonging to tea community. He also asked the DCs to complete all formalities by October 31 to bring all the tea workers under the ambit of Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela and transfer the financial incentives at the earliest.
Sonowal also reviewed the Assam Adarsha Gram Yojana and asked the DCs to put their heart and soul into the scheme and make the scheme an ideal one.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was also present at the conference, elaborated on the salient features of the schemes like Ayushman Bharat, Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela and Assam Adarsha Gram Yojana and urged the DCs to showcase their creativity and competitiveness by ideally implementing the schemes.