Bangalore, January 1 (IANS): A program to bring government home services to rural areas is being launched, and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) should work to make it a success, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday.
He made the remarks while addressing the DC conference.
The program, which should be launched on January 26 on the occasion of the Republic Day, includes the issuance of documents at the gates of the people.
“Quickly implement bold government decisions made to make administration more responsive to plight of people, proactively work in districts to deliver good administration, instead of just thinking about change, take initiative make the change yourself, ”Bommai said.
He said the government has proven to be lively and responsive in reaching out to the people to redress their grievances. Crop compensation was paid within 48 hours of uploading the report to the Parihara app.
It was possible to bring relief to 83 percent of the affected farmers thanks to the efficiency of the deputy commissioners, said Bommai, appreciating their performance.
He wanted the DCs to work in a team spirit and face challenges in a united way to energize the district administration.
He asked them to ensure a swift resolution of land disputes and cases pending for more than 5 years at the level of Tahsildars, deputy commissioners and DCs as they decide the economic future of farmers. The government is ready to recruit Tahsildars and additional deputy commissioners to accomplish the task.
Bommai stressed the need to make the administration more responsive to bring social assistance programs to the doors of the people. He wanted monthly reports on the progress of projects and programs at the district level.
A good performance of the district administration would strengthen the image of the government. “Leave your own imprints on the district with a good job. The government would support your good job,” he said.
Emphasizing that DCs have more discretionary powers, the Chief Minister called on them to use them with discretion and responsibility for the welfare of the poor.
Revenue Minister R. Ashok, who also addressed the conference, said a periodic review of the progress of development work should be mandatory. DCs should set aside at least one day per month for the encroachment elimination campaign.