Corruption is like cancer, says Mano

December 12, 2014
Haryana, Sirsa
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                                                                  Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.( File photo )



Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday drew a parallel between corruption and cancer and promised that his BJP government in the state would go extra mile in ensuring transparency and effective delivery of results. “To provide a corruption free government will be among the top priorities of the government. For this, there is a need to remove the sense of lust for money, power and property from the mind of people having vested interests. A Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described himself as ‘Pradhan Sewak,’ we should also work with the same spirit to serve the masses,” he said while addressing the people after redressing their grievances here on Thursday.

Chief Minister Lal also directed the concerned officers to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries of various social security pensions including the old age allowance in the district have their bank accounts by December 31, 2014. Khattar, who also presided over a meeting of senior officers of police and civil administration of the district, said: “Pensions for January to be paid in the February are to be directly deposited in the bank accounts of beneficiaries. At present, there were over 1.37 lakh beneficiaries of various social security pensions in the district.”

Chief Minister also expressed concern over the vacant posts of medical officers and para-medical staff in Sirsa and directed to fill up the same at the earliest so that better health care facilities could be provided to the people. He also directed the officers to reduce the line losses in the district which is 23 per cent at present. For this, he asked officers to motivate the people to pay bill on time.

Keep watch on all illegal constructions

Chief Minister also directed the officer to keep a check on the unauthorized construction in the notified areas in the district. While underlining the importance of common man in the development process of the state, he directed the officers to timely hold the meeting of gram sabhas. He said that there should be no rituals in organising such meetings else, issues of public interest should be taken up in the meeting. He said that the government wanted to bring about a change in the system through the active involvement of gram sabhas.

He said the state government is committed towards to upliftment of weaker and deprived sections of the society and ensure the benefit of various welfare schemes of the government reach at the grass root level. He exhorted the officers to implement the schemes and programmes of the government in letter and spirit.

Panel to monitor development works

Lal on Thursday  said that an 11- member monitoring committee would be constituted at each Vidhan Sabha level to monitor the progress of development works in the respective areas so as to ensure the effective implementation of various works. He said that to provide a transparent and corruption free administration would be among the priorities of the government. To begin with, the state government has decided to make the registration process of sale deeds online as per this, registry of immovable property would be delivered at the door step of the people.

Takes a dig at previous regime

Taking a dig at the previous Congress government in the state, he said that the previous government had dug many pits which need to be filled. Now, the government will prepare a new scheme for those candidates who were doing rounds of courts and senior beaurocrats due to the faulty recruitment policies of the previous government. He said that directions have also been issued to all Deputy Commissioners to remain present in their offices from 11am to 12 noon daily do listen to the grievances of the people.

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