Chief Minister Pema Khandu

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu will personally monitor government’s schemes and projects through ‘Arunachal e-Pragati’, a virtual platform for monitoring projects.

Arunachal e-Pragati is a concept that will enable the chief minister to virtually monitor the status and progress of several government schemes and projects being implemented in the state.

Under the platform, the deputy commissioners and field officers concerned will be directly answerable to the chief minister’s office (CMO) regarding the progress of all projects and schemes that will be flagged off by the CMO in advance.

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Departments will be intimated of the projects and schemes to be reviewed by the chief minister on the first working day of the month while the Arunachal e-Pragati meeting would be held on the third Monday of every month.

This, according to officials, will give enough time to the line departments to prepare for the meeting and facilitate meaningful and purposeful monitoring.

List of projects shall be consolidated and updated at regular intervals by the department of Planning in consultation with the CMO for monitoring.

Projects and schemes selected will include issues flagged by the Prime Minister’s Office in CM review meetings, projects having inter-departmental coordination issues, important central programs, state government priority projects, issues raised in e-SamikSha portal and all specific issues pending with the state government and raised by ministries.

The department of planning and investment will be the nodal department and coordinate the overall conduct of the meetings.

Meanwhile, chairing the first Arunachal e-Pragati meeting from his office here on Wednesday, Chief Minister Khandu said: “Please remember this is not a review, but a monitoring meeting and all officers concerned, including those executing Central government projects will be answerable. Therefore, your personal involvement in execution and monitoring is needed.”

The chief minister during the meeting sought latest updates on the Joram-Koloriang part of the trans-Arunachal highway, which he said is not satisfactory.

He called for a monthly progress report and joint inspection by authorities concerned.

The chief minister also flagged the Miao-Vijaynagar road and sought early completion of the same. He said the governor’s office is monitoring the project and no inordinate delay in completion will be tolerated.

The chief minister also reviewed the status of the under-construction Greenfield Airport at Hollongi, establishment of Ekalavya Vidyalayas, up-gradation of district hospitals and requirements of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences.

Status of the Jal Jeevan Mission, development of Parashuram Kund, e-Office set up of various government departments, PMGSY roads, etc were also reviewed by the chief minister and which he took serious note of non-performing districts.

Khandu directed the deputy commissioners concerned to regularly monitor these projects by physically inspecting the work sites.

While seeking the status of the cluster farming scheme of the government, Khandu invited suggestions to improve its implementation from the field officers and district administrations. “Send in your comments and suggestions. Go for corrective measures,” he advised.

Addressing the deputy commissioners, Khandu said their office is of utmost importance in successful completion of projects and implementation of welfare schemes.

He urged them to ‘take ownership of all government projects and schemes’ and constantly monitor them.

“In case of local hindrances or issues, take these up with the local legislators by keeping them in the loop,” he suggested.

Khandu also directed them to regularly update the status of the projects on e-SamikSha, an online monitoring portal which is monitored directly by the PMO.

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