Addressing key government officials at the inaugural session of Collector SP conference at Jaipur, CM Vasundhara Raje made her point clear,
“People’s welfare is on top priority. Government will not tolerate slackness from anyone”.
In her speech, the CM covered key sectors like Food Distribution, Pension Security, Drinking Water, Healthcare, Road Connectivity, Agriculture and Skill development on the first two days of conference. District officers, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principle Secretaries and heads reported their departmental proceedings to the CM in form of a presentation. The event was scheduled ahead of Rajasthan government’s third anniversary to ensure that goals are effectively set and accomplished on time.
Collector SP Conference Day 2: Department Secretaries And Heads Delivered Presentations on Developmental Projects
- B. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, PWD divulged details regarding ‘Gramin Gaurav Path’. In the second phase, Rs. 1253 crores were allotted for construction of 14-km long 2986 roads that will connect 4 villages in a close-knit chain. The work is still in progress.
- C. Mahanti, Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering disclosed the setup of R.O. plants in various districts to fulfil drinking water requirements at village level.
- Sudarshan Sethi, Chief Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, reported the proceedings of ‘Jan Kalyan Panchayat’ camps. During his presentation, the CM advised collectors to complete technical and financial formalities to allot funds to MP and MLA accounts on time. She demanded a comprehensive report on ‘Aadarsh Gram Yojana’ before 31 December.
- Veenu Gupta, Chief Secretary, Medical and Healthcare gave details of PHCs, Bhama Shah Swaasth Beema Yojana and health-related issues plaguing the state.. Thereafter, the ministers discussed strategies to bring down mother-child mortality rates.
- Nareshpal Gangwar, Secretary, School Education, revealed the outcomes of ‘Aadarsh’ and ‘Utkrisht’ schools. As per Gangwar, 95% schools in state have green boards, teacher database and public facilities. The CM congratulated education department for delivering good results in Class X and Class XII board examinations.
- Neelkamal Darbari, Chief Secretary, Agriculture, gave details of NADP, NHM, Crop Insurance schemes and preparations for upcoming Rabi season. The CM advised collectors to focus on mechanization, dairy and animal husbandry so as to create secondary source of income for farmers.
- Rajat Mishra, Secretary, Labour Department reflected on new skill development strategies implemented in state. According to him, Rajasthan is the first among other states to associate with National Career Services. Recently, the department has started skill development camp, helpline number and Bhamashah Nirman Shramik Yojana for the youth.
- Sanjay Malhotra, Chief Secretary, Energy, focused on DISCOM Aapke Dwaar scheme and presented power debt reports of last 3 years.
- Kuldeep Raanka, Secretary, Women and Child Development gave the current status of Rajshree yojana and other women centric schemes.
- Ashok Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment shed light on pension securities, scholarships and Paalanhaar scheme. He reported that verification procedures are now available online and the department is working in the direction of approving pension applications.
- Subodh Agarwal, Chief Secretary, Food and Civil Supply informed details on Annapurna Bhandars, distribution channel and pose machines.
- K. Pathak, Special Secretary at CMO stressed on the importance of online portals for settling complains and disputes.
Wrapping it up, the CM asked collectors and district officials to pay special attention to security pensions, PDS, women-child mortality rates, Bithur power model and complaint settlement portals. The idea was to prepare progress reports for various departments.