State government has manage to curb corruption in state: Khattar

Jul 01, 2017 21:41 | Haryana
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Chandigarh July 1: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that the present State Government has succeeded in keeping a check on corruption and nepotism that prevailed in the state during the regime of previous government, especially  for providing government jobs and ensuring  benefits of  welfare .

          Mr Manohar Lal was presiding over a meeting of 22 newly inducted Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGAs) here today.   
          The State Government had introduced the CMGGA programme during last year to assist the government in ensuring  speedy and  effective implementation of flagship schemes and programme at the grass root level and  get   feedback about the same. The new CMGGAs would join their respective districts on July 16.

          The Chief Minister said that the State Government has ensured transparency in the recruitment process by putting an end to ‘Sifarish System’ but much more needs to be done. Earlier, the teachers had to make frequent visits to the offices to get their transfers and postings done,  but the State Government has implemented a transparent online Teacher’s Transfer Policy to provide them station of their choice so that they could concentrate more on teaching.  
          While congratulating the newly inducted CMGGAs, he said that the State Government is working to bridge the gap between the people and the government and has, therefore, implemented a number of schemes and programmes to achieve this goal. He exhorted them to work in close coordination with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, Sub Divisional Magistrates and other senior functionaries in the districts allotted to them and assist the state government in achieving its objective of ensuring the overall development of State and welfare of the people.  
The Chief Minister   exhorted them to remain prepared to meet the challenges as they would also have to work in rural areas of the State. He also urged them to make  optimum  use of their talent  and capabilities so as to make the people feel that the Government is working in their interest.     
    He said that earlier also, many other state Governments had      appointed CMGGAs as an extra work force for better administration but the CMGGA programme implemented by the  Haryana Government has been more successful .

Earlier, the Chief Minister also gave away  certificates to CMGGAs who have completed one year of service      . Apart from this, certificates were also given away to five CMGGAs for their outstanding performance in their respective fields and to three other associates for overall best performance. He also released a ‘Year Book’ compiled by the CMGGAs. 
          Speaking on this occasion, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr Rakesh Gupta said that ease of doing business and citizen service delievery would be among the key focus areas of CMGGAs this year. He said that efforts were being made to make the services of all departments online within next eight to ten months so that people could get the benefit of various services by sitting at their home. He said that about 350 services of various departments have been identified and a road map has been prepared to make the services online.  He said that the services of ten or eleven departments would be made hundred per cent online by November 1 or December 25, this year.

 Mr Vineet Gupta, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University which is the knowledge partner of the State for CMGGA programme, thanked the Chief Minister for providing an opportunity to the University to associate itself with this unique programme. He assured the State Government that the University would   wholeheartedly support this programme in future also. 
          Earlier, a detailed presentation was made to highlight various initiatives taken by the CMGGAs during last year in fields like Transport, Police, Women and Child Development, Health, water conservation in rural areas, stray cattle management, Chief Minister Window and  Sports. It was informed in the meeting that with a view to prevent road accidents due to stray cattle, an action plan has been prepared with the help of CMGGAsWhile districts of Fatehabad , Nuh and Yamunangar have already been made free from the menace of stray cattle, Haryana would become a  stray cattle free State by August 15, 2017.

    It was also informed that critical grievance trackers have been started on the CM window to highlight critical problems at the district level. About 397 critical problems have been identified out of which 159 have been taken up by the CM Cell and 135 have been resolved. It was informed that with a view to ensure transparency and to streamline the procedure in Transport Department, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been implemented in all Regional Licensing Authorities (RLAs) and Regional Transport Authorities (RTAs) in the State. Also,  single  window system has been started for the payment of fee thus eliminating the role of agents or middlemen.