- Chief Minister holds a review meeting in Varanasi, gives instructions to officers
- Work on city expansion along the Ring Road, set up bus stands
- Keep preparations complete to deal with communicable diseases, doctors should be present 24 hours in OPDs of hospitals
- Public grievances should be disposed of on priority: CM
- Officers to solve the issues of entrepreneurs and traders on priority basis: CMRevenue officers and officers-in-charge of police stations should stay overnight in their respective areas
- Ensure regular cleaning and removal of garbage, avoid piles of garbage in the city: CM
By Our Correspondent
Varanasi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday held a review meeting, instructing the officers to complete the development and construction works within the time limit while ensuring quality of works through robust campaigning. The benefits of the schemes should be extended to the beneficiaries on a priority basis, he added.
He laid special emphasis on the expansion of the city and the setting up of bus stands and transport city along the Ring Road and talked about shifting the warehouse.
The Chief Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Varanasi, reviewed departmental projects and law and order at Circuit House. He further instructed Chief Medical Officer to ensure timely completion of all preparations to deal with communicable diseases and that negligence should not be tolerated.
In hospitals, proper arrangements should be made for infectious diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and others. Preparations include spraying medications in the affected areas and guaranteeing 24 hrs presence of doctors in the OPD every single day. The surveillance team should be on alert.
Officers should be present on time
Chief Minister asked the officials of the Varanasi Development Authority to resolve public issues on a priority basis. He further directed all the departmental officers to be present in their respective offices on time and ensure the speedy disposal of public complaints. “Get the work done on the basis of merit. Street vendors should be rehabilitated safely in the zone and accountability should be fixed on those who are negligent.”
Chief Minister lays special emphasis on cleanliness
Laying special emphasis on the cleanliness of the city, CM Yogi directed the Municipal Commissioner that the city should be cleaned and garbage should be picked up daily as well as stressed the need to pay special attention to the regular cleaning of city toilets.
CM Yogi said that ensure good sanitation as the G-20 program will be held in the coming days. Emphasizing that all possible preparations should be completed to deal with the possible flood situation, he said that in case of flood, immediate facilities should be made available to the affected people of the area avoiding delay in relief operations. Along with maintaining cleanliness, police patrolling should also be done in flood-affected areas.
Speed up revenue collection
During the review of redressal of public grievances, the Chief Minister directed officers to ensure the disposal of complaint applications received through IGRS, Chief Minister Portal and other means within the prescribed time limit.
He also asked officers to expedite the revenue collection by conducting regular reviews. Special emphasis was laid on the disposal of revenue disputes on priority. Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars, Field Officers and employees of the Revenue Department should stay at their respective places of posting for the night. The SHOs should also reside in their respective police station area only. Illegal vehicle stands should be removed from the district.
During the review of law and order, the Chief Minister ordered to train Home Guard and PRD jawans and deploy them to regulate the traffic system. He further directed the officers to solve the issues of entrepreneurs and traders on priority.
Regarding the occurrences of chain snatching, CM Yogi emphasized the significance of acknowledging these minor events as they can escalate into major issues. He instructed consistent foot patrolling in police-designated zones and also emphasized the prohibition of displaying caste indicator boards on vehicles, advocating for the end of the practice. All the CCTV cameras in the city should be functional.
He also laid special emphasis on banning illegal mining and collection. A close eye should be kept on the boundaries of the district. Furthermore, the CM instructed officers to increase the number of signals of the ‘Integrated Traffic Monitoring System’ of Smart City.
In the meeting, Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Labor and Employment Minister Anil Rajbhar, MLA Saurabh Srivastava, MLA T Ram, Commissioner Kaushal Raj Sharma, Police Commissioner Mutha Ashok Jain, District Magistrate S. Rajalingam and other departmental officers were present.
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