Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said Deputy Commissioners have to take pro-active role and put in extra hour of work to implement government schemes for the benefit of the people.
Addressing a conference of the Deputy Commissioners in Guwahati Sonowal said, “For taking good governance at all levels of administration, Deputy Commissioners have to take pro-active role and they have to put in extra hour of work to implement government schemes for the benefit of the people at large”.
Sonowal made a fervent appeal to all the DCs to internalize the broad spectrum and underlying objective of the government schemes to implement them in letter and spirit for the benefit of the people at large.
The chief minister made a special mention of Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana which is all set to be inaugurated on September 23 in Assam along with other states of the country.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will provide more than 10.74 crore economically deprived families with a health cover of up to Rs. 5 lakh. He said that under the ambit of Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) efforts have been made to reduce the financial burden on poor and vulnerable groups arising out of catastrophic hospital episodes and ensure their access to quality health services.
PM-JAY seeks to accelerate India’s progress towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainable Development Goal – 3 (SDG3).
Sonowal also asked the DCs to make adequate planning to generate awareness about Ayushman Bharat so that people belonging to underprivileged sections of the society can reap dividends to enjoy quality health care delivery system under the scheme.
He also said that during the ceremonial launch of the schemes at the district level, the DCs should invite eminent personalities and public figures of the district to elicit community involvement with the scheme.
Sonowal also appealed to the DCs to revolutionize the financial inclusion through Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela and complete the entire process of direct benefit transfer under the scheme to those account holders who opened bank account during demonetization period quickly.
He also took the review of Assam Adarsha Gram Yojana and asked the DCs to put their heart and soul into the scheme and make the scheme an ideal one.
Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma who was also present at the conference analysed the salient features of the schemes like Ayushman Bharat, Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela and Assam Adarsha Gram Yojana. He urged the DCs to showcase their creativity and competitiveness by ideally implementing the schemes.
Chief Secretary Alok Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary for Finance Rajib Bora, Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Sameer Sinha, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Lohiya and senior officials of the state administration were present during the conference.