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State facing acute shortage of EACs: AC&C
MON, FEB 28 (NPN):
Published on 27 Feb. 2011 12:48 AM IST
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Additional chief secretary and commissioner Banuo Z Jamir, IAS, visited Mon district and held public meetings at Mopong, the most remote EAC Headquarter in Mon district on February 25.
Exhorting the civil societies regarding failure of posting EAC to Mopong, she said people should not be pessimistic that they were sidelined from the mainstream for the reason that an administrative officer was not allocated, adding the state was facing shortage of good number of EACs.
Addressing the village council chairmen, DBs, GBs and other civil societies of the region, she highlighted that the purpose of her visit was to see the ground reality of how various government schemes were being implemented in the grass root level and to redress the grievances of the people.
Adding that flagship programmes of government are being equally provided to all sections of the people in the state, she encouraged the people that both the government and people were equally responsible for implementation of government’s schemes in the right direction.
She stressed on the importance of correct census in the planning process, and appealed to the people to give correct information.
Citing an example, she explained to the people how wrong data collections affects planning and development of the state. With regard to Right to Education (RTE) Act, she urged the people to send their children to schools and avail free education and further advocated against denying education to a child girl. Banuo also appreciated the innate construction skills of the people of the area and urged them to preserve it.
Banuo assured the people that the memorandum submitted by the people would be conveyed to the government for suitable action.
While briefing their respective departmental activities, officers highlighted the difficulties faced by them in discharging their normal duties such as shortage of manpower, lack of staff and officers quarters, proper office buildings and furniture, etc., to the ACS & Commissioner. She interacted with the officers of the IPR, medical, social welfare, power, DRDA, DUDA, town planning, education, PHED, and other officers and reviewed the implementation of the different schemes.
Later after the review meeting, she also inspected the sub-power station of the Power department and EAC office at Mopong, followed by a tour to Angchangyeang SDO Civil Hq. and Longching EAC Hq. on her way back to Mon headquarter. At Mon headquarter, she had a special meeting with the administrative officers of the district at Walo guest house.
DC Mon Dinesh Kumar, IAS, in his speech said majority of EAC and SDO posted in the districts like, Mopong, Monyakshu, Angchangyeang, Shangnyu, Chen and Longshen are functioning without administrative officers and requested the addl. chief secretary & commissioner to look into the matter.
He also highlighted that administrative headquarters in the district have no proper furniture and that the offices of EAC and SDO were in a deplorable condition. To this, he suggested that modernization programmes of the administration akin to police modernization programme should be undertaken.
He also highlighted on major schemes of the government like NREGA, total sanitation campaign of the PHED, free power connection for the BPL household, NRHM and other communitization programmes of the government and further appealed the people to avail the opportunity and implement it properly for the benefit of the people.
Earlier, welcome address was proposed by ADC, Tobu and programme was chaired by EAC Tobu. The village council Chairmen, DBs, GBs, Public leaders, Civil Societies & NGOs and the District Officers attended the programme.
(Correspondent/with inputs from DIPR)

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