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Nadia Admin To Operate From Kalyani Once A Month

2016-07-19 19:13

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Krishnanagar, July 19: In an attempt to bring the administration within the reach of common people living far away from district head quarter in Krishnanagar and to bring pace in development, the Nadia administration has decided to operate administrative works from the farthest towns in the district like Kalyani and Tehatta at least once a month from August.

Following the path pioneered by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, the Nadia district magistrate Vijay Bharti from next month would visit Kalyani and Tehatta along with the top officers of the administration at least once in a month to discharge administrative works from there.

The administrative team led by the DM, would review the development works, help people to settle their grievances and even visit places in the area which needed special attention for sake of development.

To begin with the DM would use the office of the SDO Kalyani and Tehatta, where he would be camping with his officers to operate the administration for the day.

The basic reason behind this initiative is to make the administration accessible by the people who often avoid visiting Krishnanagar due to the distance.

“I have many times found people living in distant areas feel reluctant to visit Krishnanagar mainly for the distance. The poor people generally avoid visiting Krishnanagar due to financial reasons. Our endeavor is to reach their doorsteps to solve their problems crossing the barrier of the distance and to give them the benefits of development”, DM Nadia Vijay Bharti said.

“This is just a beginning. I would be happier to increase number of such visits as far as possible”, the DM added further.

Inspired by the initiative Nadia zilla sabhadhipati Bani Kumar Roy has today announced to hold similar camp offices at each of the 17 panchayat samity offices in the district from August.

“DM’s initiative is inspiring. I have too decided to make similar initiative at the panchayat level”, he said.

Senior officials in the administration said that the initiative is also aimed to complete the development works well before the next year’s panchayat election.

“The ruling Trinamul Congress has not done well in the recently held assembly elections in Nadia. It has lost four seats out of 17 assembly segments and trailed in many rural areas. As a result the district administration is under pressure to bring pace in the development so that the people in the district can get maximum benefits before the next year’s panchayat election. The works of panchyayat and rural development, irrigation, social welfare, rural electrification, roads, water supply, kanyashree are the few ones which are on priority list of the administration. So such an initiative is quite natural”, an officer said.

Nadia district, spanned over a stretch of about 190km from Kalyani to Karimpur with an area of 3927 Sq.Km. The district consists of four sub divisions – Kalyani, Ranaghat, Krishnanagar (Sadar) and Tehatta and 17 blocks.

The district administrative activities operated from Krishnanagar, which is about 76km away from Kalyani at one end. In the other end, the farthest town in the district - Shikarpur under Karimpur-II block is located about 93km from Krishnanagar.

District programme and rural development officer Babulal Mahato said: “The distance sometimes pose as the stumbling block before development. The development programme cannot be successful unless people get its benefit. But people who live far away from Krishnanagar and financially weaker ones used to avoid crossing this distance. So taking a cue from chief minister Mamata Banerjee we have decided to take the administration to the doorstep of people”.

“Much before conceiving this initiative, DM Nadia Vijay Bharti has been making an endeavor following the chief minister to develop proximity between administration and people. In recent past he has held administrative meetings in like Kaliganj and Mangal Dip, which are far away from Krishnanagar. He also often visits remote villages and spend the entire day there speaking to people to solve their problems. So such initiative by him is quite expected”, the DR&RDO added.

Sub divisional officer of Kalyani Swapan Gupta said: “People will be largely benefited from this. We have also planned to request the police officials, local MLAs and heads of local administrations like panchayat samities and municipalities to attend DM’s camp office”.

SDO Tehatta Arnab Chatterje said: “People live in remote areas like Karimpur under Tehatta sub division needed to spend Rupees eighty towards bus fare for a to and fro visit to Krishnanagar, which is quite tough to bear by a poor person. So this initiative would come as a great relief such people living in remote areas beyond Krishnanagar”.

Akhtarul Mandal, a motorbike mechanic, who lives in Thanarpara, around 70km from Krishnanagar said: “This is a good initiative. It would more helpful to many people like me if the DM include the motor vehicles department in his monthly camp office and arrange for spot registration, riding test to get rid of harassment of repeated visits”

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