CM Bhupesh Baghel chairs the Collectors’ Conference in Raipur on Thursday, asks District Collectors to focus more on basic administration

CM Bhupesh Baghel chairs the Collectors’ Conference in Raipur on Thursday, asks District Collectors to focus more on basic administration

Raipur: In a clear message, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has asked the District Collector to maximize their focus on basic administration at the grassroots level. He stated this while chairing the Collectors’ conference at the New Circuit House, Raipur on Thursday.  

It is the responsibility of the Collectors to implement schemes, planned by the Mantralaya, at the ground level effectively as the success of the schemes will be assessed at ground level, said the Chief Minister. 

“There is a need for mutual communication between governance and administration and thus we are all present here today as a family,” said the Chief Minister. 

The Chief Minister patted the administrations for doing an excellent job during the Covid pandemic. Chhattisgarh model is being discussed all over the country due to innovative projects being implemented in the state, said the Chief Minister.

Baghel further said that the responsibility of law and order lies with the District Magistrates and they have acted as the team leaders and taken timely action. The Chief minister said that while ensuring continuous monitoring of law and order, it is necessary to keep a strict vigil on rumors and propaganda spreading through social media and take necessary action to curb it.

The District Magistrates should review the law and order situation with the Superintendents of Police (SPs) and Executive Magistrates in their respective districts prior to the weekly review meeting, said the Chief Minister The penetration of government administration should be established. There should be the penetration of the administration and government among the people for a better outcome.

Reviewing the law and order, Chief Minister Baghel said that the law and order situation can be improved only with the alertness of the administration in this communication revolution. The responsibility of the administrative officials to maintain law and order in the era of the internet has increased manifold, said Baghel. The information system of the district administration needs to be strengthened, Baghel said.

Chief Minister said that he is not averse to protests/demonstrations, but the conspiracy to disturb the harmony should not be allowed to succeed. He laid emphasis on developing an intelligence system at the district level.

Chief Minister Baghel said that in any case, revenue cases must be resolved within the time limit prescribed in the Citizen's Charter. This is the basic work of revenue officers.

Collectors should pay special attention to the freehold of the occupied land as this is an important decision of the government.  The pending subjects at the government level related to revenue administration should be reviewed at the level of the Chief Secretary. The time limit should be fixed at each level, he said.

All revenue officers should prepare an action plan to effectively prevent encroachments. By expediting the process of encroachment settlement according to law, there is a need to work seriously to increase the revenue of the government along with giving ownership rights to the citizens. For the use of land resources for increasing revenue, the collector should complete the action within the time limit, said the Chief Minister.

Baghel laid emphasis on decentralization of the economy keeping in view the increasing pressure of urbanization and limited resources available in cities.

The government is determined to create world-class infrastructure at the village level, better school education, and new means of livelihood. “Now we have to move forward in this direction, so the Collectors should gear up to build a rural industrial park,” said the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister said that Gothan is fast becoming the focal point of the rural economy of Chhattisgarh. In the first phase, work on the construction of more than 6000 Gothans was done on a war footing. In the second phase, work was done to make a thousand Gothans self-supporting by making an effective action plan for their operation and maintenance. In the third phase, the government's ambitious goal is to develop rural industrial parks keeping Gothans as the focal point. To achieve this goal, we have to work with team spirit to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship among the villagers. This will be an important step towards creating new means of livelihood.

Roka-Chheka campaign has been given the shape of mass movement. The Collectors should ensure that the campaign is not limited to harvesting paddy only, it should continue till the completion of the unloading cycle. Collectors should take effective steps to encourage new crops in the form of pilot projects in each block by identifying clusters.  Baghel said that Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumilhin Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana will boost the rural economy. Wide publicity about this scheme should be done so that more and more people are benefited and the Collectors should work on mission mode by forming a panchayat wise team.