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CM asks HoDs to be frugal
Published on 9 Feb. 2011 1:09 AM IST
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Declaring that Nagaland has no resources since most of the fund came from Delhi, DoNER and through loans and with very low per capita income, state chief minister Neiphiu Rio Tuesday appealed to heads of departments (HoDs) and senior officers to “understand the limit.”
He was addressing a meeting of mid-term appraisal and review of gross state domestic product (GSDP) Tuesday at the civil secretariat conference hall, Kohima.
Rio, prior to the meeting, released the book “Report on CSS Implementation in Nagaland for the year 2009-2010” brought out by the planning & co-ordination department.
He also called upon all responsible officers to put their heads together to prepare accurate statistic for visible development in Nagaland and insisted on submission of progress report against the CSS projects sanctioned last year from concerned departments, as the full fledged budget session for next fiscal was scheduled soon.
“Naga needs to change their mindset and work culture for successful implementation of any developmental programmes, planning and monitoring of funds utilisation, quality assurance and timely execution of project, which are essential for all developmental activities,” said Rio.
He also appealed to all NGOs, organizations to have frank discussions without any reservation. Rio said the present government would work with its best effort for the development of the state, with commitment and political will.
Further, commenting on the criticism with regard to state road shows, Rio said organizing road shows was to understand the problems of the people and to know the key requirements of each department in solving the needs of the people
State minister for planning & co-ordination, veterinary & animal husbandry, T.R. Zeliang also emphasized on the need of timely submission of progress report and appealed the concerned department to speed up the execution of the project sanction.
Deputy chairman state planning board & chairman of monitoring cell planning & co-ordination department, Neiba Kronu said the main purpose of monitoring was to enable successful implementation of programmes by providing feedback to project management at all levels and also to facilitate review of completed and ongoing schemes.
Chief secretary Lalthara, who chaired the programme, called upon the officers and staff to reach the office on time and to give more extra efforts in their work to address the needs of the public.
The house reviewed the progress of GSDP and reviewed the annual plan 2010-11. The addl chief secretary & development commissioner, Alemtemshi also highlighted the fund position and status of development activities taken up by various departments.
State council of ministers, parliamentary secretaries, deputy chairman state planning board, deputy speaker, AHoDs/HoDs and many senior officers attended the meeting, a DIPR bulletin said.

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