Ranchi: Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sunil Kumar Barnwal has directed to make ration cards of the needy in the state on a campaign mode.
Chairing a weekly review of the complaints registered at the Jan Samwad Kendra located at Suchana Bhawan here he directed the officials of the Food and Civil Supplies Department to undertake this task on a priority basis. He said that the state government has already issued directions in this regard but in many districts, the work of making ration cards is completely stopped.
He directed the officials to identify the needy and provide them with ration cards. In the meeting, a discussion was also held on administrative and departmental preparations to solve the drinking water crisis in wake of approaching summer season. The nodal officials of the drinking water and sanitation department have been directed that they should hold a meeting with the executive
engineers of their department and conduct a review of the problems and make correct arrangements as per the requirements.
During the review programme, a complaint was brought from Bokaro district in which it was pointed that the franchise comp[any Education and Welfare Society had not paid honorarium to 80 employees for 19 months and it was also brought to notice that the entity had made irregularities in collection power bills following which an FIR was registered. The principal secretary expressed his anguish as despite FIR being lodged no action had been taken against the company and directed to bring the issue in Siddhi
A similar type of complaint was brought from Lohardaga district where it was pointed that the entity had not paid to its employees to more than 20 of its employees since July 2017 after which Mr. Barnwal directed the officials of the department to take action against the franchise company citing a violation of labour laws.
A complaint was brought from Deoghar district in which one Jitendra Kumar Pandit had said that due to hailstorm his crop was destroyed in 2015 but he had not received compensation over which the nodal officer said that allocation in this regard was demanded in 2017 which has not been provided. An angry Mr Barnwal said that when the compensation was related to 2015 why the demand for allocation was made in 2017 and asked to identify the culprit official and take action against him.
In another complaint from Dumka district, it was informed that the restoration of four temples in Maluti was pending as the funds for the next phase of restoration work has not been completed. The nodal officer said that since the verification of the work has bot been done by ASI therefore funds have not been released over which Mr. Barnwal directed to get in touch with the officials of ASI and complete
the remaining work.