Chandigarh, April 10:Haryana Chief Secretary Dharamvir today directed the Administrative Secretaries of all Departments that a drive to clear the general backlog of government jobs should be launched by filling up all the vacant posts in various departments of the State. He also directed them to chalk out an action plan for
central sponsored schemes by May 15 so that optimum benefits of these schemes could percolate to the people.The Chief Secretary was presiding over here today the first meeting of the Administrative Secretaries after taking over the charge as the Chief Secretary on February 29, 2008. Mr. Dharamvir directed all the heads of the departments that they should prepare their websites highlighting the details regarding the welfare schemes of their respective departments. He said that under the RTI Act, 16 points were necessary to be put on the website. He also suggested that the Forms especially pertaining to General
Education ,Technical and Medical Education were also required to be put on the website by the concerned departments.
The Chief Secretary disclosed that a number of schemes had been launched by the Central Government especially for the Science and Technology and Education Departments. He exhorted the administrative secretaries that they should make optimum use of these schemes. He also directed that a committee should be constituted to improve the proforma of the ACRs. Mr. Dharamvir also expressed the need to ensure speedy disposal of
inquiry cases against various officials which were adversely affecting their further promotion avenues. He said that for this purpose a policy be formulated to check the delay in various inquiry cases. He asked the inquiry officers to act speedily while conducting inquiries and those found responsible for inordinary delay should be punished.
He said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda had already approved inprinciple that all the relevant forms meant for the use of the public and government officials should be made online. They should also ensure that the website should be updated on regular basis, he added. The Chief Secretary also stressed the need to revise obsolete rules which had lost their relevance with the passage of time. He appreciated the efforts of the PWD (B&R) Department made in this direction.
He said that a 10- member delegation under the Chairmanship of the Executive Director of the World Bank, Mr. Dhanender Kumar would visit
Haryana in May to study the viability of the schemes forwarded by the State Government to the World Bank for seeking financial assistance.
He also informed that a Reform Committee of Parliament would also visit Haryana on April 25.
Mr. Dharamvir expressed his concerned over the tendency of absenteeism in Government Departments. He also suggested that a special cell should be constituted for monitoring the public private-partnership projects of various departments.
The Chief Secretary said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda was very much concerned about providing basic amenities to the
people of the State. It was the result of his personal efforts that the annual plan budget of the State had been raised to Rs 6650 crore this year.
Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Mr. S.P. Sharma said that all the proposals of various departments regarding supplementary plans should reach by April 30 to the Finance Department so that the allocation of prescribed funds for different quarters for the schemes could be used judiciously. This allocation is 20 per cent each for Ist and second quarter and 30 per cent each for 3rd and 4th quarter, he added.