Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday sought explanations from 10 “worst performing” development authorities and Nagar Nigams of the state. As per a report by PTI, development authorities of Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Saharanpur, Jhansi, Meerut, Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur and Gautam Budhnagar are under the watch. The Chief Minister has asked for clarification from the vice-chairpersons of these agencies. The report adds that Nagar Ayukts of Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi, Agra, Bareilly, Allahabad and Saharanpur have been asked to submit reports, explaining the lapses.
Adityanath said that ruling BJP government is committed to a time-bound and qualitative redressal of public grievances. Sending a strong signal to officials, the Chief Minister added that all those found lacking in this regard will be taken to task. The CM further directed the Chief Secretary to seek an explanation from officials of these Development Authorities and Nagar Nigams, and ensure proper and timely redressal of public grievances.
Recently, in another reformist order, CM Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday directed all its departments to open Twitter accounts to help address public grievances, ANI reported. Prior to this, in an attempt to digitise the system, Adityanath had directed all the government officials to implement the e-office system in the state secretariat from the 1st of October 2017. As per a PTI report, all physical files would be replaced by digital files, a decision aimed at expediting the disposal of files by preventing time wastage.