DC Solicits Views Of Gogs For Effective Implementation Of Key Pro-People Schemes Of State Government

Move Aimed At Percolating The Benefits Of The Major Pro-People Schemes Of The State Government To People Effectively
Says Issues Flagged By The Gogs Would Be Resolved Very Soon
Jalandhar October 29 (Jaswinder Azad)- In order to percolate the benefits of the major pro-people schemes of the state government to the people in an effective manner, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma today held a meeting with the Guardians of Governance (GoG) to solicit their views for making these schemes more effective.
At the very outset, the Deputy Commissioner expressed gratitude towards the GoGs for helping the administration to ensure that the government schemes were implemented in the right earnest. He said that the valuable feedback received from the GoGs was very helpful for the administration in overcoming its shortcomings, if any. Mr. Sharma said that by acting as ‘Eyes and Ears’ of the state government and the district administration the GoGs were rendering marvelous service to the society.
Meanwhile, flagging of their recommendations for the proper implementation of the schemes like Atta-Dal, Pensions, MGNERGA, Animal Husbandry and Water Supply & Sanitation, the GoGs sought the personal intervention of Deputy Commissioner for further streamlining them. They advocated annual review of the beneficiaries of Atta-Dal and Pension scheme, so that only genuine beneficiaries were able to draw its benefits. They also said that while distributing Wheat to beneficiaries the officers must intimate the time well in advance to the beneficiaries, so that the beneficiaries could timely collect it. Likewise, they said that the wheat must be distributed in supervision of some senior official after weighing to ensure that beneficiaries get full weight of wheat sanctioned to them.
Likewise, they also said that effective checks and balances must be put in place in MNREGA scheme adding that annual review of the card holders must be ensured. They also said that work must be given only to card holders under the scheme. The GoGs also said that chlorination of water under rural water supply schemes must also be ensured regularly besides taking effective steps to reduce the huge pendency of power bills. They also urged the Deputy Commissioner to give necessary directions for registering cattle in district so that adequate medicine could be provided for them. In wake of shortage of manpower in Animal Husbandry department they said that duties of the incumbent officers must be fixed on rotation to benefit maximum number of people. Likewise, they also advocated holding of District level competitions for cattle to encourage breed promotion amongst the cattle owners.
Welcoming the suggestions of the GoGs, the Deputy Commissioner said that the administration would take appropriate steps to ensure that issues flagged by the GoGs were resolved at the earliest. Assuring fulsome support and cooperation to the GOGs, he said that they were very important force which was pivotal force for ensuing sustained development of the region and balanced growth of its people.
On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioners Mr. Jitendra Jorwal and Mr. Jasbir Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrates Mr. Paramvir Singh, Mr. Amit Kumar and Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, Assistant Commissioner Mr. Himanshu Jain, Distroct Food and Supply Controller Mr. TS Chopra, District Program Officer Mr. Narinder Singh, Tehsil Welfare Officer Ms. Sarabjit Kaur and others were also present.
The GOGs were represented by Major General (Retd.) Balwinder Singh, Colonel (Retd.) Grewal, Colonel (Retired) Balbir Singh, Colonel (Retd.) Bachan Singh, Colonel (Retd) Vijay Kumar, Captain (Retd) RS Parmar and others.

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