Chief Secretary Rajwant Sandhu held Video Conferencing with Deputy Commissioners of the State for more than four hours regarding implementation of various directives issued by the Government for accelerating the pace of development, providing of transparent, responsive and efficient administration and progress on various welfare programmes initiated by the Government for the benefit of people especially commonman and weaker sections.

Issues on which emphasis was laid were holding of gram Sabhas meetings on 2nd October, 2011 throughout the State and ensuring maximum participation of people in these and apprise them with programmes, policies and various schemes of the Government to enable them to take benefits of these. She also stressed that bogus ration cards should be checked and drive against these to be launched in the districts so that genuine people do not suffer.

Chief Secretary stressed on induction training to the employees which was must for ensuring their efficient working. She also stressed for utilization of funds under MNREGA and ensures that there was no gap.

Sandhu also stressed for ensuring that no payment was made in cash or through cheques of Rs. 10,000 and more as per directives given in the Chief Minister meeting held last month. She stressed that e-banking should also be started at the earliest and accounts of those firms and individuals be procured at the earliest to make the payments. She also stressed for e-procurement by the departments.

Chief Secretary said that frequent inspections should be done by the officers from top to lower levels and inspection schedule finalized at the earliest. She also stressed for checking up cash books besides proper maintenance. Sandhu directed the Deputy Commissioners to send progress of 20 point Programme by 7th for the following months positively.

Principal Secretaries and Secretaries participating in the Video Conferencing also reviewed the progress of various programmes being implemented in respect of their departments in the districts with the Deputy Commissioners. Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Administrative Reforms gave details of the agenda given to the Deputy Commissioners for discussions in Video Conferencing.