Thursday, August 18, 2022

DCs, SPs face of state government: CM Rio

State chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, Friday said that the deputy commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs), who hold the prime posts in serving the country and the states, were the face of the state government. According to a DIPR report, the chief minister said this while speaking at the inaugural programme of two-day deputy commissioners’ conference, which got underway at the Conference Hall, Commissioner’s Office, Kohima on Friday.
Being the administrative officers in the districts, Rio said that DCs should be more effective in maintaining law and order situations, exercising government policies, implementing the development activities effectively, and making them visible in the eyes of the public.
Describing the administration and police as husband and wife, the chief minister said that they should work together with all the responsibilities vested upon them in making the district prosperous.
Rio also pointed out that being the administrative heads, everyone was expected to possess leadership qualities in taking the decision and timely action in any matter.
The chief minister has asked the DCs to propagate the names given to the districts, in line with the name given to the state as “Land of Festivals”.
Further, Rio urged the DCs to be wiser in handling cases and delivering justice to its citizens when it comes to dealing with modern laws and instituted customary laws. He requested them to bring up the printed relevant laws in local dialect to let citizens understand in a better way.
Dwelling on acquiring Land Pattas, the chief minister asked the DCs to get Pattas of the government lands at the earliest to avoid land disputes.
He also suggested creating Public Parks and other utilities, which would improve the living standards of the people with a sense of responsibility in the districts.
With the onset of monsoon, Rio urged DCs and line departments to immediately coordinate with DDMA and activate Incident Response Teams.
Rio also informed the DCs to be very careful and sensitive in dealing with Census Operation to avoid mistakes and also create awareness regarding COVID-19.
In his concluding remark, the chief minister urged DCs to build a good and cordial relationship with tribal hohos, CSOs, NGOs, Churches, and politicians of the district to take the districts forward.
The programme was chaired by commissioner Nagaland, Rovilatuo Mor. The activities of the day-long programme on the first day included a review of law and order matters/issues with participation of DGP, review of aadhaar, border affairs, land records, village councils, and GBs, CAWD, state election commission and review on establishment matters including rationalization of DBs.
Minister for agriculture G Kaito Aye, advisor Medo Yokha and other state high officials accompanied the chief minister.


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