After chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s night halts at social welfare hostels, it is now the turn of district collectors to have night halts at the hostels in districts.
According to sources, chief secretary PK Mohanty directed that the district collectors should undertake Palle Nidra for two or three days a week (with night halts) so as to ensure that the state government’s programmes and schemes were implemented in the field effectively. As part of the Palle Nidra, the collectors will ensure on-the-spot redress of people’s grievances.
The government is determined to take the prestigious flagship programmes like Bangaru Thalli, Vaddi Leni Panta Runalu, Amma Hastam, Mana Biyyam and other programmes and schemes to each and every door-step of the poor. As part of this exercise, it is planning to adopt the latest communication technologies for implementation of these programmes and insisting on regular field visits by district collectors to all urban and rural areas.
Disclosing these details at an informal meeting with principal secretary (planning) SP Tucker and other senior officials here on Thursday, Mohanty said that the video conference with district collectors would be held on the second Friday and third Saturday every month, primarily for monitoring the performance of districts in the implementation of the flagship programmes.
Mohanty requested all special chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries to design appropriate mechanism for assessing the performance of flagship programmes every month based on key parameters to facilitate inter-district comparisons.
The sources said that some senior officials suggested that the government give ratings or rankings to top five districts in successful implementation of each and every flagship programme.