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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal attending the Workshop on Revenue Administration with Circle Officers at Assam Administrative Staff College on October 22, 2018.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the Circle officers have an important role in taking administration to the grass roots level and they must ensure proper implementation of government schemes while maintaining close relation with the public so that democratic values are strengthened.

“They (Circle officers) must contribute in building a transparent administrative system by acting as the bridge between the government and the public,” Assam Chief Minister Sonowal said on Monday while speaking at the workshop on revenue administration for the revenue officers organised by Revenue and Disaster Management Department at Assam Administrative Staff College.

Saying that the present state government is striving to set up a transparent and clean administrative system from the outset, Sonowal urged the Circle officers to perform their duties with utmost sincerity and dedication so that the people can benefit from the government schemes. Committed service delivery would also enable them to earn respect from the people, he said.

Stating that the circle officers must ensure that corruption does not affect grass roots administration, the chief minister urged them to make the farmers, women, senior citizens, youth at the rural areas aware about various schemes taken by the government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated a lot of schemes for the underprivileged section of the society and corruption must be totally removed from the system so that the schemes reach the intended beneficiaries, he said.

During the interaction with the Circle officers, the Chief Minister reviewed the implementation status of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, Ujjwala Yojna, providing land pattas to indigenous inhabitants, circle specific social issues, agricultural schemes, etc.

Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management Bhabesh Kalita, Chief Secretary Alok Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue Department Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Lohia, Principal Secretary of Revenue Department Rajesh Prasad were also present in the workshop.

ADCs in charge of revenue, SDOs and Circle Officers of all districts participated in the workshop.

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