Lucknow: In an image building exercise ahead
of the Assembly polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati
on Tuesday directed her top officials to work out a policy for
effectively checking corruption in government schemes.
The Chief Minister directed Cabinet Secretary Shashank
Shekhar Singh to apprise divisional commissioners and district
magistrates of her instruction and ask them to effectively
implement the order.
Singh who later held a meeting of commissioners and
district magistrate asked them to oversee proper
implementation of the UP Janhit Guarantee Law which entitles
delivery of various public services, especially those
concerning the weaker and poor sections within a specified
The cabinet secretary said officials should fix
responsibility on those who fail to ensure implementation of
the law and take action against them.
He directed the officials on field duty to remain present
in their offices for hearing complaints of common people
between 10 am and 12 noon on all week days and ask the
complainants to put their mobile numbers on their complaints.
These complaints and steps to redress them would later be
randomly checked through the phone numbers, he said asking all
DMs to visit at least one village and SDMs five villages every
week and organise open meetings so as to hear the grievances
of villagers and dispose them.
Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are due early next year.