Imphal, April 08, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that we all should work together to put in our best ideas and suggestions, plan, to execute and deliver for the benefit of the common people of the State. This was stated by his at the Interaction programme with the all the Officers of the Organised Services of the State held at City Convention Centre, Imphal East today.
Addressing the officers gathered at the interaction programme, Chief Minister said that such interaction programme with the officers of both State and Central services is first of its kind in the political history of Manipur. One of the objectives of the interaction programme is to highlight the importance of working together and cooperating with each other so that development for the state is achieved more effectively, he added.
Mentioning that the ‘Go to the Village’ mission is not to gain political mileage, he stated that the sole objective of such mission is to help and uplift the needy and poor people and to bring some positive change in the State. He appealed the officers to work collectively and efficiently with commitment in transforming the rural landscape and economy of the State. Proper co-operation and co-ordination is very much needed to bring positive changes in the State, he added. He stressed that the government seeks the valuable suggestions and opinions of the officers for proper implementation of various Government schemes. The officers who give best ideas/suggestions would be awarded, he added. He mentioned that the bureaucratic system tends to work in silos which are a big bottleneck in the functioning of the Government. We need to change such mindsets and be more open and receptive in our approach, he added.
Briefing about the ‘Go to the Village’ mission, Chief Minister asked the officers of the different department to co-ordinate to make the mission successful. He stated that State Level Committee has been formed and Sub- Committee and District Level Committee would be formed soon. He directed the DCs and HODs to identify the beneficiaries of various schemes and projects. The purpose of such mission is not merely to visit the village and meeting its people but to know the grievance and problems faced by them and to deliver/render our services for the welfare of the people.
Chief Minister stated that the essence of doing politics is to provide quality of life and work for the welfare of the people of the State. The present government fully endorses the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision ‘Saab ka Sath Saab ka Vikas’. We should ask ourselves repeatedly that what we have contributed for the uplift the people and betterment of the society. We need extend every possible help to uplift the poor and needy people so as to have a good society, he added. He said that we need to implement more inclusive development works/ schemes with human approach in the State.
Chief Minister mentioned that there would be good governance when we have transparency in the State. Citing that if there is a will there is a way, he stated that there has been tremendously improvement in certain sectors such as road connectivity, health, power etc in the last one year with the sincere efforts of the present government. He appreciated the efforts and achievements made by the committed officers for implementing various schemes/projects in the last one year. He mentioned that Prime Minister was indeed happy to learn the developmental works being implemented in the State and bringing emotional integration among the people of the State.
Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP, Senior Bureaucrats and other officers participated and gave their valuable suggestions in the interaction programme.