Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CS convenes follow-up meeting with HoDs and district officials

Gangtok, 17 June [IPR]: Chief Secretary R. Ongmu chaired a coordination meeting of all heads of departments and district administration here at Chintan Bhawan today to take stock of the progress of implementation of ongoing schemes and programmes of the Government of Sikkim.
The meeting was specifically called to follow up on the progress made by all departments following strict directives issued by the Chief Minister in the high level coordination meeting held on 29 May 2014. Directives issued by the Chief Minister in previous coordination meetings were also revisited and discussed threadbare.
The Chief Secretary instructed all heads of departments to remove all bottlenecks and urged them to meet the deadlines set by the Government.
The Chief Secretary during the meeting reiterated the instructions issued by the government such as action taken report of Chief Ministers 42-day village to village tour, mandatory field visits by the senior and junior level officers and submission of the tour reports immediately after completion of the tour and adherence of directives regarding regularization of MR and Adhoc employees.
She reiterated that all files are to be cleared within 24 hours providing one day service to the people and institute grievance redressal mechanism in every department.
Matters related to court cases should be strictly dealt with by the heads of the departments and timely replies to information under RTI’s should be provided, she directed.
She also directed to avoid duplication of schemes / projects and coordinate with other departments while framing schemes and projects meant for the people of the state. She also asked heads of departments to monitor the attendance to staff and ensure immediate installation of bio-metric machines as per the instructions of the government.
While interacting with the heads of the department the Chief Secretary directed to restrict air travel by government officers and strictly allot new vehicles procured for district officials to the offices for whom it is procured. She also directed to take permission of government prior to hiring foreign consultants, take government approval with regard to DPR for centrally sponsored scheme and ensure completion of all pending works and submit the reports thereof. She called for accountability at each level of governance, maintenance of office decorum and submit the detail list of employees to the Chief Ministers office immediately.
She also instructed the heads of the departments to gear up for the ensuing Assembly session with prior home work. She also issued directives to all the departmental heads to come up with an annual report highlighting the achievements of the government.
While reviewing the action taken by individual departments, the Chief Secretary also took note of issues which needed the Government’s advice. She invited representation on these issues from concerned heads of departments for appropriate action from the Government. During the meeting, the Chief Secretary also interacted with district authorities.

The opening and closing remarks were made by Principal Secretary, Home, Suresh C. Gupta.

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