Ludhiana, April 24, 2015: Deputy Commissioner Rajat Agarwal has directed all government departments to raise contingency bills on time so that the pending grants under MGNREGA should be sought from the government. He said that it has been observed that some concerned departments keep these bills pending in their offices, due to which they are not able to send exact amount of total expenditure to the state government. He said that the departments should clear such bills regularly. He also informed that social audit of all villages under MGNREGA has already been completed.
A monthly meeting to review the progress of all government schemes and projects was held at Bachat Bhawan, here today. During the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner asked the officers to implement the Right to Service Act properly so that people don';t have to visit government offices again and again for work. He also directed that all departments whose services come under this act should maintain registers properly and if they fail to do so, the Punjab RTS Commission can take action in the form of penalty. He said that if the concerned official fails to provide information on time, he would also be held liable for delay and the commission can impose penalty on him too.
The Deputy Commissioner also took strict notice of the absence of some government officials from this meeting and ordered that if any officer fails to attend this meeting without any reason next time, strict action would be taken against him.
He directed DEO (Secondary) to dispose off all pending complaints related to the education department on time. He said that those private or affiliated schools who fail to provide required record or don';t cooperate, action should also be taken against them.
Prominent among those who attended the meeting included ADC (D) Supreet Singh Gulati, ADC (General) Ajay Sood, Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) Kanu Thind besides others.
Friday, April 24, 2015