Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal directed the Deputy Commissioners to accord top priority for completion of ongoing developmental schemes within their respective jurisdiction. He was reviewing the progress over the references forwarded by the Chief Minister’s Secretariat to Deputy Commissioners of Chamba and Una for further required action at their level at Mini Secretariat, Dharamshala, today.

Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner, Chamba to take effective steps to complete the bus stand, sewerage, water supply and other schemes for Chamba town and adjoining areas by observing all formalities on priority. He directed that a time frame needed to be determined for disposal of all the references forwarded by the Chief Minister’s Secretariat and compliance report with regard to status of the references submitted within a fortnight. He said that the State Government had launched e-Samadhan programme with a view to curtail the lengthy paper work and communication procedure. He said that e-tendering system had also been introduced to bring about efficiency and transparency in the functioning of different departments floating tenders etc. for various developmental projects. He said that optimum utilization of the e-samadhan be taken to speed up the procedural route of communication between different departments. He said that the deputy commissioners also needed to brief the local media about various developmental activities within their jurisdiction so that people in general were aware of the ongoing developmental activities in their area.

Chief Minister said that the district administration needed to take benefit of MNREGA for carrying restoration and maintenance works where damages had been caused due to rains and other natural calamities. He said that Mukhya Mantri Gram Path Yojna also needed to be implemented for strengthening the connectivity network in rural areas. He said that the field functionaries needed to be directed to keep district headquarter posted of the disposal of not only the references received from CM Office but other grievances posed by local people for redressal. He said that the State Government had adopted Essential Services Guarantee Bill to deliver people essential services in a time bound manner. He said that the village level functionaries i.e. Patwari and panchayat secretary/panchayat sahayak to remain available for general public on the declared working days and ensure that they were delivering the desired goods to the public.

He advised the Deputy Commissioners to motivate local entrepreneurs, power project authorities and other business houses to share corporate responsibility so that they could be partner in the progress of the area as also win the trust of the local population which would benefit them in smooth running of the projects etc. He appreciated the achievements of both the districts and advised them to monitor each and every development activity at different level closely to ensure that the desired sections of the society were benefitted of the scheme.

K.R.Bharti, Deputy Commissioner, Una and Sharab Negi, Deputy Commissioner, Chamba detailed status of various references forwarded by the Chief Minister’s Secretariat and informed that barring court matters majority of references had been disposed off on priority. Ravinder Singh Ravi, IPH Minister, Sarveen Chaudhary, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister were also present in the Meeting.