With a view to encouraging fish breeding and production in Madhya Pradesh, the State Government has started Mukhyamantri Matsya Vikas Puraskar Yojna for the officers implementing the departmental schemes and programmes in the best way. Three each Districts Collectors and CEOs of Zila Panchayats achieving best results of fisheries-related schemes will be given prizes. The Fisheries Department has chalked out a scheme for honouring the Collectors of three selected districts and CEOs during the next Collectors’ Conference. Departmental officers and employees of the districts selected for prize will also be honoured at Machhua Diwas Samaroh on July 10.
Norms have been laid down for the selection of District Collectors and CEOs under Mukhyamantri Matsya Vikas Puraskar Yojna. Development of watershed area, diversification of species, construction of Machhua Awas Colony, use of information technology, fisheries development by coordination with other departments and innovative works undertaken in fisheries development sphere are the points which will be considered at the time of selection of collectors for the prizes. The issues to be preferred in the selection of CEOs for the prizes include development of new watershed area, fish production and its value, fish seed production, fish production, extension of loans under the Agency, fishermen’s credit cards, National Agriculture Development Scheme, Water Sector Restructuring Project and special works undertaken under National Protein Mission.
The District Collectors and CEOs should submit their applications for the prizes in the prescribed proforma to Director Fisheries. The Fisheries Department will include the applications in the proposal for prizes and put up the same before the Member-Secretary of the selection committee. The Member-Secretary will put up the proposal before the selection committee, which will be headed by Principal Secretary Fisheries while Joint Director Fisheries will be its Nodal Officer.
The committee will select collectors of three districts on the basis of best achievements in all the prescribed issues. Similarly, CEOs of Zila Panchayats of three districts will also be selected. Departmental officers and employees of the districts selected for prizes will also be entitled to prizes. Mementoes and citations will also be given to the collectors and CEOs selected for the prizes.
It may be mentioned that various schemes and programmes have been started by the State Government for developing fish trade in the state. Implementation on these schemes and programmes is undertaken by the officers and employees posted at district, tahsil and development block levels on the instructions of District Collectors and Zila Panchayat CEOs.