Take steps to hasten execution of development projects CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken up measures including setting up of a five-member Group-of-Ministers (GoM) to further expedite implementation of development projects throughout the state. At the same time, there was discussion about the formation of new mechanisms for better work implementation at Panchayat level.Banerjee held a review meeting on Thursday with ministers and senior officials of a number of departments including Panchayats and Rural Development, Finance, Irrigation and Waterways, Health and Family Welfare, Education, Agriculture, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Housing and Fisheries. The top brass of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) was also present in the meeting along with all the District Magistrates. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt is learnt that the Chief Minister has urged all the concerned officials starting from the District Magistrates to Block Development Officers (BDOs) to take necessary steps to ensure proper monitoring of mid-day meal schemes, vector control measures, functioning of ICDS centres etc.Sources further added that the Chief Minister has set up the GoM comprising state Panchayats and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee, state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim, state Food minister Jyotipriya Mallick, Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari and state Public Works Department minister Aroop Biswas to oversee the same. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter the meeting that continued for more than two long hours at the Nabanna Sabhaghar, Banerjee said: “There was an elaborate discussion in the meeting and officials starting from the District Magistrates to BDOs have been directed to take up necessary measures for proper monitoring to ensure timely implementation of projects.” While speaking on the implementation of the scheme of 100 days work and functioning of Panchayats, Banerjee said there was no problem at all in executing the project. “There are certain systems that need to be followed. There is a case pending with the Supreme Court. The matters will become clear once the Apex Court gives its order for which we are waiting,” she said, adding that the District Magistrates or BDOs were authorised to carry out the work where the boards in the Panchayat level are yet to be formed so that beneficiaries of the 100-days work scheme do not face problem in getting their payments on time.Sources said the Chief Minister had a detailed consultation over the functioning of the Education department and urged state Education minister Partha Chatterjee to speak on the related issues. She also expressed her annoyance over the failure of some officials to implement the view of the minister and urged the state Chief Secretary to look into the matter. At the same time, she also directed a senior official of the Land and Land Reforms department to take up certain issues with some of the Block Land Reforms Officers (BLROs).The KMC and PWD were directed to take steps in areas where roads are not in good condition, one of the sources added.last_img

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