Fulfil people’s needs: Jayalalithaa
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday called upon the District Collectors and police officers to perform better and in a manner that fulfilled the needs of the common people.
In her concluding remarks at the three-day conference held at the Secretariat, the Chief Minister said, “We must remember that in a democracy, the people are the ultimate masters and all of us are here to help them lead a life of dignity, free from want and full of opportunity and hope. Towards achieving this end, several ideas that were discussed have been crystallised into schemes during the deliberations. I consider this approach to be the path breaking achievement of this conference.”
Earlier in the day, in her opening remarks at the conference of police officers, the Chief Minister said she had ensured an atmosphere of professionalism for policing by keeping it free from nepotism and interference from evil elements outside the government. “It is, therefore, expected from the senior police officers assembled here that unparalleled results are ensured in the maintenance of law and order and in the control and detection of crime,” she added.
Concluding the conference, the CM emphasised the importance of monthly monitoring of the progress made in welfare schemes by the senior officers. “The system of monthly monitoring, which was in existence earlier, has almost been discontinued. This will be revived. In a way, this will also help reassert the authority of the Collector since all departmental heads will be held accountable at this monthly meeting, which will be chaired by a senior officer from Chennai and the Collector,” she said.
The Chief Minister informed the conference that Tamil Nadu had been selected for the Krishi Karman Award for the year 2011-12 as the best performing State in total food grain production in the category of States with food grain production below 100 lakh MTs.
The Chief Minister also presented shields and medals to the Collectors and police officers for their efficient functioning.
Jayashree Muralidharan, Tiruchy Collector, Darez Ahamed, Perambalur Collector, S Natarajan, Tiruvarur Collector, who won first place for the disposal of Chief Minister’s Special Cell petitions for the year 2012, received shields from the Chief Minister. Anshul Mishra, Madurai Collector, and S Jagannathan, Namakkal Collector, received shields for the second place while C Samayamoorthy, Tirunelveli Collector, and K Bhaskaran, Thanjavur Collector, got the shields for the third place.
The Chief Minister also presented the award for best performing Collectors in health sector, green awards for Collectors, award for distinguished service to the welfare of the differently abled and award for distinguished service to eradication of child labour.