Prepare action plan for better transport facilities in rural areas
Orders issued to fill all vacancies of HODs/Additional HODs
through promotion within a month
Review meeting of Principal Secretaries/Secretaries held
Lucknow: 16December 2009
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati directed the officers
to formulate strategy for doubling the agricultural production of the
state and present it before the State Cabinet within a month. She
directed the officers to take punitive action against those who had
furnished wrong income certificates to avail government facilities. She
also decided to replace Jal Nigam with other department or any other
agency for the installation of hand-pumps under the rural drinking water
programme, so that its resources could be fully utilised for the large
The C.M. gave these directives when the Cabinet Secretary Mr.
Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta and
Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Vijay Shankar Pandey apprised her of
the feedback of the monthly review meeting of the Principal
Secretaries/Secretaries of all the departments.
Ms. Mayawati said that her government wanted to make the
farmers of the state prosperous and happy and with this view it had
taken several important decisions. She asked the officers of all the
related departments to prepare a strategy for doubling agricultural
production and present it before the Cabinet within a span of one
month. She said that a consolidated action plan should be formulated
with the coordination between agriculture and related activities, so that
the farmers got various agricultural inputs/facilities like fertilisers,
certified seeds, soil testing and irrigation timely and also in a smooth
manner, so that the income of the farmers could be increased twice in
next three years. She said that adequate quantity of fertilisers should
be stored before the start of the crop cycle, so that the farmers had no
difficulty in getting fertilisers. She directed the DMs to keep a check on
the distribution of fertilisers by private sellers. She said that priority
should be accorded to such proposals to be sent to the Government of
India under the Backward Area Grant Fund in the next fiscal, which
ensured creation of enough agricultural infrastructure in the rural areas.
She said that the number of Mandis should be increased, so that the
farmers got fair prices of their produce.
The C.M. said that the officers of the Medical Department should
review the number of operations being undertaken by all the surgeons
everyday and ensure that the set parameters were strictly adhered to.
She also asked them to review the parameters set for operations by the
surgeons and set new parameters for the same. She directed that the
utilisation of beds available in all the hospitals should be improved, so
that the people of the rural areas got better medical facilities. She
further directed that the facility of OPD, x-ray and pathology should be
made available round the clock at the hospitals. She said that the
National Health Insurance Scheme should be extensively reviewed by
the Health Department to assess its viability for BPL families.
Ms. Mayawati also directed the officers to prepare an action plan
for increasing transportation facility in the rural areas. She asked the
officers of the Transport Department to immediately issue permits for
plying of buses to the small private transporters and take action for
plying of buses on the newly identified routes.
Reviewing the programmes of Social Welfare Department, Ms.
Mayawati directed to constitute a committee under the Chairmanship of
Principal Secretary Social Welfare, in view of complaints with regard to
benefits being received by ineligible beneficiaries on the basis of false
income certificate. Secretary/Principal Secretary of Revenue, Rural
Development, Planning, Finance, Food and Civil Supplies Departments
will be the members of this committee, which would ensure a fool-proof
arrangement for issuing income certificate considering all the facts, so
that eligible persons could get the benefit of departmental schemes.
The Chief Minister directed to computerise the data of destitute
women pension and physically handicapped pension beneficiaries
besides, getting the amount according to fixed number by Government
of India in these two heads. Expressing concern over the number of few
beneficiaries of Mahamaya Gharib Balika Ashirwad Yojna, she directed
that this scheme should be publicised on a large scale and certificate
should be taken every month from district programme officer for no
pending of application and all the applications available had been
forwarded. She said that all scholarships and pension schemes second
instalment should be released compulsorily by December 31, so that all
the beneficiaries could be benefited by schemes timely.
Ms. Mayawati directed to fulfil the vacant posts of HODs/AHODs of
departments at all costs by January 15, 2010, so that works of
departments could not be affected. She also directed to fill the posts of
SC/ST in several departments. She said that ST people were living in a
large number in Sonebhadra and Mirzapur. Large scale publicity should
be made in these districts keeping in view to fill these vacant posts
especially, so that the people of naxal-affected areas could get
The Chief Minister said that several officers were not visiting fields
to verify development works. She directed that officers should visit
twice a month on regular basis to ensure the verification of
development works and make the report of spot verification available to
the Government. She said that only few months had been left in the
closure of financial year, therefore the remaining amount against the
programmes and schemes should be released soon to speed up
development works. She directed to take action against the
departments, which had slow pace for development works despite the
availability of money.
Ms. Mayawati directed the Electricity Department to speed up
revenue realisation and prevent power theft by examining the data
electricity sub-station wise. She directed for taking stringent action
against the responsible officers/employees failing in it. She said that
several projects of Electricity Department were being held up due to non
supply of materials on time. She directed the officers of Electricity
Department to ensure the supply of materials timely. Directing to
increase the revenue realisation, she said that if needed, policy should
be made to simplify one-time settlement scheme.
Reviewing the works of Irrigation Department, the Chief Minister
directed that work on projects, which had been sent to Government of
India should be started by getting immediate sanction to prevent floods
in future in areas affected last year. She directed the Irrigation
Department to implement the action plan for better use of available
Ms. Mayawati, while reviewing the primary education directed to
make arrangements for assessment of students. She also directed to
complete the urban infrastructure facilities timely.
Keeping in view, the large difference between the wholesale and
retail rates, the Chief Minister directed to take action against the officers
responsible for it. She said that action should be taken under Essential
Commodities Act, if needed. Directing to check the construction of
religious spots on public places/properties, she said that regular
monitoring should be done at district level for it.
C.M. requests Centre to reorganise Uttar Pradesh on the lines
of Telangana and constitute Bundelkhand and
Western U.P. states separately
State Government not against creation of separate
Poorvanchal state, in fact it is with the people on this issue
Our party supports smaller states
— Chief Minister
Lucknow: December 11, 2009
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati, keeping in view
the inspiration of the people of Bundelkhand and Western U.P.,
requested Central Government to give its consent to create two new
separate states of Bundelkhand and Western U.P. She said since she
accorded top priority to the interests of the people, therefore, she was
with the people regarding the formation of these two new states so
that better administrative management and all round development of
these areas could be encouraged.
The Chief Minister was addressing a press conference held at her
official residence here today to clarify her party’s and state
government’s stand on the creation of new states of Bundelkhand and
Western U.P. She said that her government supported smaller states
and districts, so that people could get better administration and all
round development could also be ensured.
Replying to a question she said that if the people of Poorvanchal
also demanded their state then the state government and her party
would not oppose it, instead she was with the people of Poorvanchal
on this issue. Answering another question she said that since Mr.
Rahul Gandhi’s Congress party was heading the Central Government,
therefore he should press Central Government to form separate
Bundelkhand state, instead of demanding it like a leader of opposition
adding that it was opposition which made such demands.
Ms. Mayawati said that she had written several letters to the
Central Government earlier regarding the creation of new states of
Bundelkhand and Western U.P. She said that she had written a letter
in this regard to the Centre today as well. Referring to the huge
population and area of Uttar Pradesh, she said that the formation of
Bundelkhand and areas of Western U.P. as separate states had
become imperative for ensuring better administrative management in
the interests of the people. She said that the people of both these
areas had been demanding for long to create separate states on the
lines of Uttarakhand State.
The C.M. said that as soon as the Central Government gave its
consent to create Telangana as a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh
and wanted that the Vidhan Sabha approved it, the people of these
areas also started pressing more for their demand of separate states
for the past 2-3 days. Therefore, her party and government also
demanded from the Central Government to give its consent for the
creation of two separate states of Bundelkhand and Western U.P. in
the same way.
Ms. Mayawati said that she had requested the P.M. through her
letter written on 15 March 2008 that to ensure all round development
of U.P. it should be divided into smaller states. Therefore, creation of
Bundelkhand and Western U.P. as two separate states would be
correct. She had also requested in her letter that the Central
Government should initiate action as per the constitutional procedure,
so that progress could be made for creation of new states.
The Chief Minister said that in this light she had written another
letter to the Prime Minister today to give consent for the creation of
Bundelkhand and Western U.P. as two new states like Telangana.
Ms. Mayawati made it clear that during her huge public meeting
organised in Lucknow on 09 October 2007, she had strongly and
publicly supported creation of Bundelkhand and Western U.P. as two
new states. She said that during her address she had expressed her
view that her party supported smaller districts and states. She said
that she had made it clear at the meeting if the Central Government
agreed, then the proposal for creation of Bundelkhand and Western
U.P. as two new separate states could be forwarded to the Centre.
The C.M. said that on 31 October 2007, her government had
expressed its view in the U.P. Vidhan Sabha that under Article-3 of the
Constitution, the Parliament had the right to create new states. She
said that her government had said that it was supporting creation of
smaller states, so that all round development could be ensured, and
when the Central Government initiated it, her government would
extend its support.
Ms. Mayawati appealed to the people of the Bundelkhand and
Western U.P. to strongly plead for the creation of new states before
the Central Government. She said that the people should put their
demand in a disciplined manner and within the limits of law. She urged
them not to get provoked and take law in their hands on this issue.
Conduct detailed survey to give rights to SC and Vanvasis on land,
their settlement claims should also be solved immediately
Amend MNREGA scheme to provide infrastructure
facilities like irrigation to SC and poor people
— Chief Minister
Directives issued to provide X-ray and Pathology services in
government hospitals round the clock and improve operation system
Lucknow : December 10, 2009
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to
ensure transparency and quality in the implementation of programmes directly
related with the people. These programmes should be completed in a time
bound manner, she warned. She said that detailed survey should be conducted
to give rights to SC and Vanvasis on land and their settlement claims should
also be solved immediately. She said that the officers should visit villages for
this purpose. Directing the Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of Forest, Social
Welfare and Revenue departments to hold camps in the villages of Sonebhadra
and Mirzapur districts to ensure that the people got right/possession over the
land. This work should be completed in a time bound manner, she added.
Regarding the availability of fertilisers in adequate quantity, the C.M.
directed the officers to ensure that there was no paucity of fertilisers at any
cost. She asked the officers to ensure that the black marketing and stockpiling
of fertilisers was stopped and tough action should be taken against those
indulging in it. She further directed the officers to implement such a system
before the next Kharif season, so that there was no dearth of fertilisers. She
directed the officers to fix new routes for the newly constructed roads, so that
people of the rural areas got the facility of transportation. She asked them to
issue permits for the same. She directed the officers that all the construction
agencies ensured selling of tender papers through banks.
Ms. Mayawati gave these directives when the Cabinet Secretary Mr.
Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta and Additional
Cabinet Secretary Mr. Vijay Shankar Pandey apprised her of the feedback of the
review meeting held with the divisional commissioners and the senior officers of
the government here today. The officers had extensively reviewed the progress
of the development programmes accorded priority by the C.M. After going
through the inferences of the feedback the C.M. gave necessary directives for
the divisional commissioners. She directed the officers to complete construction
of 2000 community centres, being constructed in the Ambedkar villages all over
the state, by 31 March 2010. Besides, she also directed the officers to ensure
that works like construction of link roads, C.C. roads, K.C. drains, kharanja and
installation of sodium lamps, linking of majras and their electrification work was
completed by 31 January by all costs. The Commissioners should conduct on
the spot verifications, she said.
The C.M. directed the officers to distribute land pattas among people of
SC/ST category and ensure their cent per cent possession and if somebody
illegally encroached it then action should be initiated under section 198 against
the encroachers. Besides, she directed the officers to ensure distribution of
housing pattas and agricultural pattas and qualitative disposal of complaints
received at Tehsil Diwas. She asked the officers to verify these activities from
time to time through the competent officers. She directed the officers of the
Revenue department to speed up the pace of consolidation as it adversely
affected the farmers.
Expressing her displeasure over the slow pace of work being conducted
under MNREGA, Ms. Mayawati asked the officers to amend MNREGA scheme to
provide infrastructure facilities like irrigation to the SC and poor people. She
said that for the rapid construction of ponds and to accelerate the pace of
various development works being undertaken at the Panchayat level, a training
and awareness programme should be conducted at the block level for Pradhans
and Panchayat officers.
The C.M. said that about Rs. 2000 crore were being spent under ICDS
scheme for the welfare of women and children. She said that this scheme
should be implemented in an effective manner, so that the beneficiaries got
more and more benefit from it. She directed the officers to review the format of
ICDS scheme so that it could be made more effective. She directed the
divisional commissioners to carry out surprise inspections of the Anganbari
Ms. Mayawati said that the presence of the doctors should be ensured at
all the PHCs and hospitals, so that people got better health services at the local
level. She said that stringent action should be taken against the defaulters. She
said that it should be ensured that there was no scarcity of medicines in the
hospitals. Besides, she directed the officers to ensure that X-ray and pathology
services in government hospitals were provided round the clock and the
operation system should also be improved.
The C.M. directed that the officers to ensure that the complaints being
received in the distribution and purchase of bitumen (coal tar) were looked into
and solved at the earliest, so that construction of roads could be done in a
qualitative manner. Tender documents should be sold through banks so that
the e-tendering system could be implemented effectively, she stated. Moreover,
23 per cent reservation for the SC/ST in the government contracts should be
ensured at all cost. She expressed her displeasure over the slow progress of the
construction of link roads in the naxal affected divisions viz. Azamgarh,
Varanasi and Vindhyachal. She directed the officers to replace defunct
transformers immediately and energise the tube-wells on priority basis, so that
the farmers did not face any difficulty in their irrigation requirements.
Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure that the maximum amount
received under the BRGF scheme under Panchayati raj was utilised in a time
bound manner and strict action should be taken against those Safai Karmcharis
who were not doing their duty properly. It was informed at the meeting that the
services of as many as 306 Safai Karmcharis had been terminated, 1120
suspended and salary of 2133 Safai Karmcharis had been held.
The C.M. directed the officers to improve the quality of primary education
and speed up the process of recruitment of teachers. She also asked them to
achieve the target of paddy purchase in a time bound manner. She directed the
officers to ensure that all the necessary preparations were completed for the
effective implementation of Secondary Education Campaign. Besides, effective
implementation of schemes like Education for All, Mid-day meal, Savitri Bai
Phule Balika Shiksha Madad Yojna and Mahamaya Garib Balika Ashirvad Yojna
and should be ensured. She also directed to ensure that the canals had water
till the tail end and plantation work was also carried out in an effective manner.
Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure cent per cent distribution of
pre 10th and post 10th scholarships and furnish its report to the government.
She also directed the officers to verify the distribution of pensions like widow,
old age and disabled and eliminate the bogus candidates. She appreciated
some divisions for satisfactory work and warned some divisions and asked to
improve their functioning.
The C.M. directed the officers to utilise funds allocated by 12th Finance
Commission by February next and ensure that the schemes being conducted
under it were completed in a time bound manner and the reconstruction of
collectorate buildings of Azamgarh and Barabanki districts, which were 100
years old, should be completed at the earliest. Besides, various schemes being
implemented for rural and urban drinking water supply should be completed in
a time bound manner and the construction of solid waste management work,
being carried out in Agra, should also be completed at the earliest. She directed
the officers to speed up allotment of houses constructed under the Manyawar
Shri Kanshiramji Shahri Garib Awas Yojna and also to ensure effective
implementation of Sarvajan Hitai Shahri Garib Awas (slum area) Malikana Haq
The Chairman Revenue Board Mr. R. Ramni, APC Mr. V.K. Sharma,
Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner Mr. Anup Mishra,
Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to C.M. and Principal Secretaries of all the
departments were present at the meeting.