UP CM Yogi directs officers to ensure transparent administration devoid of corruption & gunadaraj

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi administers ‘cleanliness oath’ to officers of all departments.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi has said that the people of the state have reposed full faith in the promises made in the ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra-2017’ and ensured a huge mandate backed State Government.

The Chief Minister was today addressing a meeting of Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries at the Lok Bhawan. He also exhorted the officers to commit themselves to sensitive, accountable, energetic and progressive system of governance.

It is for this reason, he told officers, that all points in the vision document should be implemented with full seriousness and sensitivity. To initiate a new work culture, the Chief Minister also directed all officers to provide full details of their assets as per the prescribed format within 15 days and to ensure a crack down on criminals and create an atmosphere wherein the people of the State can lead a life of honour.

The Chief Minister also directed officers to ensure a transparent administration which was free from corruption and gundaraj and to make efforts to work with a team spirit to ensure that in the next five years, Uttar Pradesh became a front ranking state of the country.

Adityanath Yogi also directed officers to have zero tolerance for corruption and said that honest and sensitive officers/employees should be posted.

The Chief Minister also directed the Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to work without any bias and prepare a citizen’s charter for each department so that common people can get government services within fixed time lines.

Referring to the law and order situation in the state, CM Yogi directed officers to crack down on criminals and to ensure that administrative units like police stations and tehsils are free from political pressures. He also said that needs of 90 per cent people are fulfilled through police stations and tehsils and hence these places should be monitored specially.

With regards to the agriculture sector, the Chief Minister asked officers to ensure that payment of minimum support price is done in time and that the produce is stored in safe storage. With this, he added, work should be initiated in all seriousness to encourage agri-based industry.

For better and improved industrial environment in the state and to create job opportunities for youth, the Chief Minister underlined, prompt and effective decisions should be taken through a single window system. With this, effective implementation of central government run start up and skill development schemes should also be ensured, Yogi said.

Pointing out how the State has been left behind in the Prime Minister Swachh Bharat Mission, as compared to other states, the Chief Minister rued how cleanliness has still not improved in both urban and rural areas. He also lamented the fact that despite availability of staff for cleaning both in urban areas and the countryside, callousness was taking the better of the cleanliness drives, which in turn is leading to spread of various diseases.

Directing officers to take concrete steps in this direction to reverse the situation, the Chief Minister said that work should be initiated at a war footing to ensure that cleanliness targets are met with in 30 districts by December 2017. The Chief Minister on this occasion also administered an oath of cleanliness to all officers present and expressed hope that officers will work in the right earnest as per the tenets of the cleanliness oath.

Before this, the Chief Minister was given introduction by all officers present at the meeting. Yogi also directed officers to ensure that the budget of the State was prepared keeping in mind the points assimilated in the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra so that the people of the State are provided facilities on lines to the promises made.

Also present at the meeting were Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dr. Dinesh Sharma and Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar along with other senior officers.

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