K'taka CM asks officials to speed up development works

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Bangalore, Nov 18 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today asked heads of various departments of the state to speed up development programmes announced by the BJP government in its 2008-09 budget proposals before the end of the financial year.

Addressing principal secretaries and secretaries of various departments here, the Chief Minister reminded them that only five months were left to implement policies and programmes announced in the current year's budget.

To fulfill the aspirations of the people was in the priority list of the state government, Mr Yeddyurappa said and sought the cooperation of the senior officials to ensure that the benefits of the state policies reach the targeted people within a given time frame.

Exhorting the high-level officers to take all steps to implement various development works initiated by the new government, the Chief Minister said the elected government was committed to the people to submit a progress report every 100 days of completion in office.

Expressing unhappiness over the slow progress in the distribution of free cycles to eight standard students studying in government institutions, Mr Yeddyurappa regretted that the new pension scheme 'Sandhya suraksha' was still to be introduced in most of the districts.

The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of various departments and instructed the officials to take remedial measures to speed up the pace of implementation.

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