August 14, 2013
Attention to be paid for implementing women empowerment schemes: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee held a meeting at Writers` Building on Tuesday with the probationary Block Development Officers, ahead of being appointed as BDOs, and urged them to overcome all political pressures and instead stress upon rural schemes, particularly those for women.
The appointment of the BDOs is scheduled at a crucial period when the various rural bodies are to be formed and the state will head towards preparedness for the Lok Sabha polls. The process for the formation of the rural bodies will start from the last week of this month. It may be mentioned here that a majority of the panchayat seats have been won by the Trinamool Congress. After coming to power, it was alleged that many CPI (M) run boards were not functioning properly, which in turn delayed the schemes. Ms Banerjee wants these schemes expedited after the new boards come up.
Ms Banerjee while interacting with the 72 probationary officers asked them whether they were ready to take charge or not. The government is likely to issue an order for their appointment within 10 days.
Ms Banerjee also urged the officials to guide those women representatives in the panchayat bodies who are inexperienced.
Attention has to be paid for implementing the recently-introduced Kanyashree scheme for women empowerment, Ms Banerjee told the to-be BDOs.
Courtesy: The Statesman