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 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. 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 CM said.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government cancelled all the labour and transportation tenders issued during the erstwhile Badal regime for the upcoming wheat procurement season, and has invited fresh tenders, while directing the Deputy Commissioners to personally supervise the procurement process beginning April 1.
After a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, it was decided that fresh tenders could be submitted till 5 pm on March 24 and would be opened the next day by the committees headed by the Deputy Commissioners of the concerned districts. The tendering process would be completed by March 31, before the two-month procurement process kicks-off on April 1.