All infrastructure pertaining to the state’s Union Territory days to be reconstructed and refurbished, announces CM Pema Khandu
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday informed that his government will reconstruct and refurbish all the infrastructures of the schools, hospitals and all government office buildings across the state that were constructed during the Union Territory days.
Khandu informed this during a review meeting held at Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district with the heads of the departments, government officers and officials. The meeting was called by the chief minister to review the implementation of all important flagships programmes of the state and Central government.
The chief minister said the old Assam-type building constructed during the UT days that has outlived its usefulness will be reconstructed in a phase wise across the state.
“However challenging the task may be, the mission to phase out all such buildings will be completed,” he added.
Khandu further appealed the government officers to begin making corrective steps for a better Arunachal and cautioned that the state else will not be able to come out from the rule of muscle power and money power.
Today’s youths are frustrated with the ways things are in the government and seeks to see change and desires the government to cleanse the system. The onus lies on the people who are in the position today – to bring change and to give back to society,” he said.
Politicians are only policy makers but the real ground level implementations of government programmes and policies have to be executed by the government officers and hence the greater responsibilities, the chief minister added.
Khandu further said he is in constant touch with the public through social media, SMS and WhatsApp and received information through them about the lack of sincerity on the part of government officers and their regular absentee from office.
He appealed the officers to be sincere in their duty and said their insincerity will affect the development of the state.
Times have changed and thinks are not like as it used to be earlier. We cannot sit idle and the state government has to submit its performance report every two months to the Prime Minister’s Office, said the CM and informed that PMO is constantly monitoring the performance of the state and sends back their remarks on area where the state is lagging for improvement.
Khandu further said the state government is always sympathetic to the cause of its government employees and had accordingly implemented the 7th Central Pay Commission, increased the retirement age, implemented the tough location allowances and increased the monthly wages of its workers.
He said the state government is in receipt of further submission from its employees for actions to be taken for their welfare.
The chief minister assured that all such genuine demands will be fulfilled in days to come.