CM penalises officers for tardy progress of development works

Lucknow, Feb 1 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterMayawati today ordered action against more than half a dozensenior officers including a district magistrate for displayinglaxity in implementation of development works.

The Chief Minister issued directives to penalise theofficers during a surprise inspection of Gorakhpur, Maharaganjand Kushinagar districts to review progress of developmentworks and welfare schemes launched by the government, anofficial spokesman said here.

She also gave senior officials a month''s time toimprove their performances, he said.

She directed the IG and DIG level officres to take upseriously complaints related to police department and ensuretheir quick and qualitative disposal.

The CM ordered immediate transfer of the vice-chairmanof Gorakhpur Development Authority and district inspector ofschool for not taking interest in their works.

She directed the divisional commissioner to probecomplaints against assistant regional transport officer andsubmit his report within three weeks.

She also laid foundation stone of two projectsincluding 124.32 crore scheme to keep Ramgarh Taal pollutionfree and construction of solid waste management plant worth Rs16 crore.

Mayawati also visited two villages Harauli Dubauli andSahjanwa tehsil and inspected various development works andimplemantation of welfare schemes.

During inspection of district hospital in Maharajganjdistrict taking a serious note of poor upkeep and lack ofproper medicine facilities, she said the chief medical officerbe penalised and demanded an explanation from the districtmagistrate.

The CM also directed immediate transfers of chiefdevelopment officer and basic education officer for laxity inworks and ordered an inquiry against them by divisionalcommissioner.

In Kushinagar also she directed suspension of chiefmedical officer for poor upkeep of the district hospital.

Taking a serious note of poor raods in the city,Mayawati direct immediate transfer of the district magistrateand also called his explanation.

She also directed transfer of executive officer ofPadrauna Nagar Palika Parishad and ordered divisionalcommissioner to conduct an inquiry against him.

Talking to reporters after on-the-spot assessment ofthe development work done in two Ambedkar Villages nearGoarkhpur and a ''Malin Basti'' in the town, she said, "After amonth I would send a senior official from Lucknow to reviewthe work. If any irreguality is found the concerned fficersincluding Commissioner and District Magistrate will face sternaction." PTI AVA Corr PG

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