Arunachal Pradesh chief secretary Satya Gopal on Thursday presented a detailed status report of various projects being implemented under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in State.
The report presented by Gopal included that of projects undertaken under the North Eastern Council (NEC), Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources and North Eastern Special Infrastructure Development Scheme. The reports were presented by chief secretary the during a review meeting convened by DoNER secretary Dr Inderjit Singh at the former’s office at the civil secretariat in Itanagar.
Reviewing the status of projects, Dr Singh called upon the senior officers of the State to come up with “big ticket” projects and potential transformational ideas which will have a major impact in the overall growth and development of Arunachal Pradesh.
The secretary further called for strengthening and qualitative improvements in project implementation and monitoring mechanism by avoiding cost and time overruns.
Dr Singh on the day also reviewed the implementation status of livelihood programmes in the State and progress of various programmes in aspirational districts like Namsai.
Speaking on the occasion, chief secretary Gopal besides presenting the status reports also projected on some practical issues for consideration from the DoNER.
He further requested the visiting dignitaries to enhance the fund allocation for the State, especially in the water supply, education, health and connectivity sectors.
Gopal also placed before the delegates the dire need of an institute of par excellence like All India Institute of Medical Sciences which will serve as an iconic and pivotal establishment not only for Arunachal, but the entire North East.
“Grant of such institute will bring about huge transformational change in the growth and development of Arunachal Pradesh,” Gopal said.
The DoNER Secretary was accompanied by his joint secretaries J K Sinha and Saurabh Endley while all the senior officers of the State including principal secretary Dr A C Verma, secretary planning N T Glow, commissioners Bilatee Pertin and Marnya Ete were also present in the meeting.