Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has set the ball rolling by taking some crucial decisions. During Uttar Pradesh Elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time to time stressed on ‘good governance’, strict law and order, corruption free administration etc. Adityanath, a day after assuming the office of the Chief Minister of UP, sat down with to bureaucrats of the state to take stock of the prevalent situation. The chief minister said the state budget for 2017-18 will be prepared keeping in mind. A 47-member Council of Ministers, including two deputy chief ministers, was sworn in by Governor Ram Naik. Besides two deputies, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s team has 22 cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 13 ministers of state.the promises made in BJP’s ‘sankalp patra’. Adityanath, who was sworn-in as the 21st Chief Minister of UP on Sunday, has promised to work for all sections of the society without any discrimination, pursuing the agenda of ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’ (with all, development for all).
Here are key decisions taken by CM Yogi Adityanath
CM Adityanath on Monday administered a cleanliness pledge to the government officials. The officials also pledged to give their 100 hours annually for the cause.
The move came during the first meeting held by Adityanath with senior officials of all departments in Lok Bhawan. Deputy chief ministers of the state Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were also present in the meeting.
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In a move to check corruption, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister directed the officials to provide details of their movable and immovable properties and income tax within 15 days.The officials were given a copy of BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ and instructions have been issued to them to prepare a roadmap for their respective departments, a senior BJP leader said. “As uprooting corruption is the main agenda of our party, the CM in his first introductory meeting with his new ministers directed them to give details of their income, movable and immovable properties with 15 days,” cabinet minister Srikant Sharma had said yesterday. The chief minister also asked officials to declare their assets — immovable and movable — within 15 days, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said.
Law and Order
Adityanath directed state DGP Javeed Ahmed to ensure that there was no laxity in improving law and order situation, hours after a BSP leader was shot dead in Allahabad. According to report, Adityanath expressed concern over the attack on the BSP leader and stressed that restoring law and order was the top priority of his government. The UP DGP has been asked to hold video conference with the district magistrates and the superintendents of police of all the 75 districts of the state to take stock of law and order situation and other administrative issues, the report says.
60-year-old BSP leader Mohd Shami was last night gunned down by assailants close to his residence in Mauaima police station area, 40 km from Allahabad.
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Watch your tongue
Adityanath had requested his cabinet ministers to refrain from making statements that might hurt people’s sentiments. “CM has requested cabinet ministers to refrain from making unnecessary statements which can hurt someone’s sentiment,” Uttar Pradesh minister Shrikant Sharma told the media. “Our Government will work for the welfare of the people. We will work for all the sections of the society without any discrimination. Special efforts will be made for the welfare of the poor, Dalits and backward classes,” he said while addressing the media here.
Ban on abattoirs
Two slaughterhouses were sealed by the authorities, a development that comes within hours of BJP leader Yogi Adityanath taking over as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Almost an year ago the National Green Tribunal had ordered the closure of these two slaughterhouses, an official said. “We sealed one slaughterhouse each in Atala locality of the city and at Naini, on the outskirts, last night. The NGT had ordered closure of these in May, 2016”, the district’s Veterinary Officer Dheeraj Goyal said. He said the step was taken “following reports that though these slaughterhouses had been shown as shut on paper, business was running there as usual.” Goyal said that the NGT had similarly recommended closure of another slaughterhouse in the area but as there have been no reports of illegal business, his department had requested the police to keep a watch.
(With agency inputs)