December 19, 2013
54 administrative meetings in 18 districts within two and a half years – WB CM sets a new record
After assuming the charge as the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee has convened 54 meetings in 18 districts of the state within a span of two and a half years. To be specific, she had visited each district thrice and had taken stock of the development projects launched the state government. As a result, the defunct public services system in the districts has been revived and rejuvenated. The delivery mechanism on behalf of the Government, to the common people, has thus received a new impetus.
The Chief Minister, in May 2011, had promised that she would bring the Secretariat to the districts. She has done just that. Each of her meetings in the districts constituted a team of Ministers, MLAs and MPs from the district, secretaries and departmental heads on one side and the district administrative heads like the DM, SDOs, BDOs, SP, Zilla Parishad Sabhadipati, Municipal Chairman on the other side. These meetings were not always held at the District Sadars. The Chief Minister has also preferred interiors like Kushmundi in Medinipur, Khatra in Bankura or Sonajhuri and Bandwan in Jangalmahal. Thanks to her initiative, peace came back in Jangalmahal and the Hills.
The Chief Minister did not spare her colleagues for lapses and non-performances. Her short but stern messages has always been` talk less, work more` and `work or perish`. She had been holding review meetings with the Ministers and secretaries at different points of time. A grand review meeting is scheduled tomorrow at Town Hall, Kolkata where ministers will be graded based on performance.