December 23, 2013
Governance – the priority of Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal has been witnessing a radical change post May 20, 2011. In the past two and half years , the state has witnessed a tide of progress in every field, thanks to the Trinamool Congress Government under Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee. Peace has been restored in areas of unrest. Investments have flooded in to the state where no businessman would have dared to set up industries before 2011. Health facilities for common people are being upgraded with alacrity. Rural people are receiving their due share of economic growth, thanks to the various welfare schemes implemented by the Government. There has been a radical change in governance. Thanks to the vision of the Chief Minister, people of West Bengal can now look forward to a better future.
The system of governing the state has changed. West Bengal is probably the only state in India, where the Chief Minister personally tours the districts on a regular basis to take stock of the progress of various schemes, takes instant decisions after listening to the complaints of the people living there and gets the work done in the shortest possible time.
The Chief Minister held a review meeting last Friday with all the Ministers of the State Cabinet, the Ministers of State, the secretaries, the departmental heads, the directors of all the directorates under the state government, the District Magistrates from all the districts and personnel from the State and Kolkata Police.
Discussed in the meeting were the details of developmental works in all the districts and expenditure towards development by all the departments. The Chief Minister pointed out that the district of Nadia had done remarkably well in implementing developmental works, followed by Birbhum and North 24 Parganas.
She categorized state government departments according to funds use, praising toppers, pulling up laggard. It was seen that the Public Health Engineering Dept., the North Bengal Development Dept., the Panchayat and Rural Development Dept., the Hill Affairs Dept., the Planning Dept., The Public Works Dept. and the Backward Classes Welfare Dept. had come out with flying colours.
It was decided in the meeting that every Minister will make regular district visits to take a stock of the works done by their departments.