Sonowal asks BDOs to prepare list of poor persons

Assam CM to take steps preventing harassment of poor

Sonowal asks BDOs to prepare list of poor persons
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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked Block Development Officers to prepare a list of poor persons in consultation with local MLAs and submit it to the Panchayat and Rural Development Department within 15 days.

Sonowal asked officials to transform BDO offices into a model one as "our government wants to make every development block a model office so that poor people get proper treatment and don't have to face harassment in getting their work done".

Sonowal said the BDOs have to ensure no poor person encounters any sort of problem in course of filing of complaints or grievances, an official release said today.

He directed BDOs to put up complaint box at their offices and to dispose of complaints without delay.

Expressing concern over the delay in construction of two lakh houses under 'Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana' across the state, Sonowal asked the BDOs to complete the task within the next two months and warned of action if the target was not met.

The Chief Minister underscored the need for strengthening the monitoring mechanism for issuing job cards to ensure transparency and accountability and creating awareness.

He also asked BDOs to come up with a factsheet on the exact number of bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana and total number of beneficiaries under 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', 'Fasal Bima Yojana', Start-up India, Stand-up India, 'Mudra Yojana' etc. Within the next two months.

Sonowal asked the officials to go to the villages and doorsteps of the people to build a rapport with them and conduct surveys to find out whether the schemes have actually benefited them.