Union Home Minister Amit Shah has redefined the cult of accountability and governance in Jammu and Kashmir .
This clearest of the clear message came during his first day of Kashmir visit on Wednesday in which he stressed on development and governance for all with a particular exhortation to officials that they should ensure “ poorest of the poor get the benefits of the good governance.”
He was equally clear that the corrupt elements, howsoever high and mighty they may be, should not escape the anti-corruption measures.
It all happened when he undertook the detailed review of the various development schemes and projects in Jammu and Kashmir on the very first visit of the state on Wednesday.
The review meeting in Srinagar was attended by the Governor, Union Home Secretary, all the four Advisors, Chief Secretary and Senior officials of the State and Central Government.
The development review meeting focused on accelerating development, building infrastructure, good governance, inclusive growth for all communities, employment generating scheme for the youth to name a few.
Home Minister asked the State Government to ensure that poorest of the poor of Jammu and Kashmir should get the benefits of Good Governance in all spheres. He gave the following directions:
- The State Public Service Delivery Act should be strictly enforced. Wide publicity should be given to the services already covered under the Act and more services should be brought under its ambit.
- Newly established Anti-Corruption Bureau should be strengthened. Cases of rampant corruption by the High and Mighty should be taken up on priority for fast track investigations.
- State Officers should be fully be sensitive towards:
- Balanced development of all the three regions, – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
- Inclusive approach towards all communities; no community should feel neglected eg. Border Population, Migrants, SCs/STs, Socially and Educationally backward classes, Residents of Backward areas and economically weaker sections of the society.
- The Public hearing programmes should be supervised by the Advisors, Secretaries and Collectors. A regular time should be fixed for public hearings at all levels, – Village, Tehsil, Sub Division, Division, District and Secretariat. Public Grievances should be disposed off in a time bound manner.
- Investments for generating large scale employment opportunities for the local youth should be facilitated. Renowned educational and health institutions should also be motivated to establish their Institutions in the State.
- All vacancies in the State Government should be filled up in a time bound manner.
- Demonstrative improvements should be achieved in all the Major flagship programmes of the Central Government such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Himayat, Ayushman Bharat, Swach Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission, Saubhagya, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, PM’s Jan Dhan Yojana etc.
- All the major development projects announced by the Prime Minister should be completed in a time bound manner. Out of Rs. 80,068 crores, 82% funds have already been sanctioned for 63 projects. Major projects include 2 AIIMS, 2 IIMs, IIT, Ring Roads in Jammu and Srinagar, widening and strengthening of national highways, tourism, health and power projects etc.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also said that he would regularly review the performance achieved in all the development projects.