Chandigarh, 19 August(Wishav Warta): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has entrusted cabinet ministers with the task of reviewing and monitoring the progress of the government’s various flagship programmes to ensure their seamless and timely implementation.The programmes assigned for review and monitoring on an urgent basis are the Atta-Dal scheme, MNREGA, Ashirward scheme and Old Age pension scheme, in addition to any other programme which the minister may prefer to focus on, an internal note issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said.
While the Chief Secretary has been asked to issue the necessary instructions to all concerned, the Chief Minister has made it clear that the ministers would be required to chair review meetings which would be facilitated by the Deputy Commissioners. The DCs will also ensure the presence of all concerned district heads of various departments at the review meetings, said the note.
The move is aimed at ensuring that the various social welfare schemes of the government are strictly implemented, with the benefits of the same percolating down to the last person entitled to them. The Chief Minister has already ordered weeding out of the undeserving and fraudulent beneficiaries from the lists.
The ministers have been allocated specific districts, While Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra has been assigned Ludhiana, Moga, and Ferozepur districts, Local Government Minister Navjot Sidhu will be looking after Amritsar and Tarn Taran. Finance Minister Manpreet Badal has been tasked with review of the schemes in Bathinda and Mansa districts, with Forests Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot entrusted with Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali and Patiala.
Rural Development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa will be looking after Gurdaspur and Pathankot, while Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh has been allocated Kapurthala and Jallandhar. Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will take care of Fazilka, Faridkot and Sri Muktsar Sahib, while Higher Education Minister Aruna Choudhary will handle Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar and Ropar. Sangrur and Barnala have been given to Public Works Minister Razia Sultana.