CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday issued a series of stringent directions to the district administration and police officers for tackling corruption by setting a three-day deadline for filing a charge sheet against the corrupt.
Chairing the first meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police here, Amarinder asked them to ensure rules are followed and urged them to go digital in order to speed-up work and monitor delays.
Demanding a quick and decisive action against the corrupt, he directed them to issue notice and charge sheet within a maximum of three days.
Observing that his government had decided, in its first Cabinet meeting, to implement various measures to improve the delivery of public services and welfare of the government employees, Amarinder said he expected all district officers to get cracking immediately and ensure expeditious action for the welfare of the people. The impact of these changes, he said, should be visible in their public dealing.
He ordered a clean work culture to be imbued immediately in the seven main offices dealing with the public—Sub Registrar, Tehsil, Sub-Division, Transport, Food and Supplies, Police Stations and Powercom.
He further said officers should be present in their offices from 9 am to 5 pm on all working days, with tours to be announced on website and notice board.
Amarinder said appointments should be given on phone or web, and all applications should be scanned and followed up on computer. Replies should promptly be sent to the applicant on email, SMS or through post, within the time limit set under the Right to Service Act.
He directed all registrations should be returned the same day, with refusal, if any, to be recorded in writing. All mutations would now have to be decided within seven days, and mutation application with full names and addresses of parties should be forwarded by Sub Registrars (SR) to Fard Kendra the same day.
In a bid to clean up the transport system, he ordered online payment of all transport taxes, with computerised recovery of arrears.
All power connection applications should be made online, and pendency should be displayed on website and monitored by the DC, the Chief Minister said.