It seems Punjab is moving very fast on the path of progress, hence the state government has decided to disburse Wheat-Dal through village level vigilance committees.
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal has issued instructions in this regard today to state bureaucracy.
Badal asked all the deputy commissioners to make sure that the Wheat-Dal is being distributed amongst the beneficiaries by the village level vigilance committees. He also specially instructed that the scheme must be monitored through SDMs and the whole process should be videographed so as to ensure transparency and every month the DCs should send a report to his office.
Badal also asked the deputy commissioners to meticulously implement and oversee the execution of all progress centric schemes and projects initiated by the state government in their domain in order to ensure that the benefits of all such schemes should reach the intended audience i.e. the common masses in true spirit.
Putting some Deputy Commissioners on his radar, the Deputy CM asked them to come out of comfort and perform to the aspirations of public as well as government. He asked the Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal to fix criteria for accessing their performance and link it to their ACRs.
In order to check the absenteeism among officials, Sukhbir Badal directed the DCs to have frequent inspections in offices including educational institutions and hospitals besides at public dealing windows. Assigning at least 100 surprise visits in government offices in a month, Deputy CM directed them to mark absent and send recommendation to the concerned department for deduction of one day salary from the account of absentees. Besides this, the inspection teams could recommend break in service for habitual offenders found truant often form duty.
He was apprised that under Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojna (BPSSBY) more than 25 lakh cards have been distributed among the beneficiaries and more than 47000 patients have availed the medical benefits to the tune of Rs. 42.86 crore under the scheme. Deputy CM instructed that the implementation of the scheme should be monitored at district and constituency basis in order to identify the real number of beneficiaries and make them avail the benefits.
Reviewing the rural water supply, the Deputy CM directed the DCs to hold meetings with the Sarpanches to get feedback from them ensuring potable water supply in each village. He also asked the DCs to specially focus on the disbursement of pensions timely in their respective domains.