Collectors told to monitor the progress of welfare
Chief Minister holds informal meet with CS, CMO
officials ahead of Collectors’ conference
Rosaiah to leave for New Delhi to attend the Chief
Ministers’ conference on Jan. 27
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has set a six-point
agenda for the Collectors to provide good governance and to gear up the official
machinery for effectively implementing welfare/development programmes.
During an informal meeting with Chief Secretary S. V.
Prasad and CMO officials on Sunday ahead of two-day Collectors’ conference,
scheduled from January 20, he came up with the agenda.
Mr. Rosaiah would leave for New Delhi to attend the Chief
Ministers’ conference on January 27 convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to
discuss the rising prices.
A press release issued by CMO said he asked the Collectors
to put the district administration on the fast track, maintain constant vigil
and monitor the progress of welfare schemes. They should ensure quality of the
delivery mechanism, transparency in implementation of schemes, coordinate with
departments and people’s representatives and sensitiveness to issues concerning
the vulnerable sections.
The Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary and CMO officials
would have to supervise the over all implementation of the agenda. The
Government would strictly review the performances of the Collectors from time to
time based on the above parameters.
Mr. Rosaiah wanted the Collectors to regularly visit
villages and municipal wards. He felt that there should be a separate mechanism
to get feedback on the benefits reaching the needy.
The Chief Minister said top priority should be given to
farmers’ and farm-related issues.
The Government had released Rs. 801.2 crore towards the
crop insurance claims of 7.58 lakh farmers, who were beneficiaries under the
National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) for the 2008 Kharif.
Referring to the Chief Ministers’ conference, he said that
the Collectors, in coordination with the Vigilance department, should
continuously monitor the price situation and take stringent action against
Apart from giving importance to agriculture and ‘Jalayagnam’,
they should give top priority to flagship programmes, like Aarogyasri, Rs.2-a-kg
rice scheme, Indiramma Housing, pensions and Abhaya Hastham.