May 5, 2016 6:45:52 am
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Wednesday directed district collectors and superintendents of police in the state to focus on improving Rajasthan’s “Happiness Index”.
In her inaugural address to the three-day DC-SP Conference at her office in Jaipur, the Chief Minister said that “khushhali” (happiness) can be realised by ensuring benefits to people through Bhamashah Health Insurance Scheme, Aarogya Rajasthan scheme, availability of drinking water, better power supply, curb on seasonal diseases, as well as welfare of senior citizens and children.
She urged DCs and SPs to be more “sensitive” in conducting relief works, as “nearly 14,000 villages in 19 districts are facing drought-like situation”.
She reiterated that while institutional relief should be provided to drought-affected districts, the non-affected districts should be supported by using MGNREGS and other schemes.
The CM also directed collectors to conduct weekly review of seasonal diseases and the supply of water and electricity. Also, officers at the sub-division level should be asked to meet regularly for time-bound redressal of public grievances, Raje said.
While covering a wide range of issues concerning governance, Raje said that problems that can be resolved at the state-level should immediately be brought to the notice of senior officers.
Calling collectors the “face of the government” in the districts, she said that there will zero tolerance for careless, corrupt and non-functioning officers.
In the backdrop of Jamdoli incident in Jaipur, where as many as 12 mentally-ill persons have died at a government-run care home, the CM said that such incidents will not be tolerated at all. She asked the district collectors and other officers to conduct regular inspections of homes for specially-abled, for children, senior citizens in their respective districts.
Apart from DCs and SPs, senior ministers, the chief secretary, parliamentary secretaries and other top bureaucrats were also present at the conference.
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