Ludhiana, December 30, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Member of Parliament (MP) Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu today ordered the officials to take Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in confidence while implementing the government’s schemes in the district. The MP was chairing a meeting of District Development Coordinating and Monitoring Committee at Bachat Bhawan, here today.
Mr Bittu told that being elected representatives of the vast area (assembly segment), they have a mass reach and officials can take their help during the starting any program or scheme in the district so that each eligible beneficiary can be covered.
MP, who is also chairman of the committee, asked the officers to organize awareness camps about the schemes so that people at grassroots can be enrolled under the various schemes run by central and state governments. He also asked the officers to execute the work in a time-bound manner.
The MP said that all the departments especially education, agriculture, social welfare, health, Municipal Corporation, water supply and sanitation, rural development and others need to play an active role to facilitate the people who visit their offices daily.
While providing the details, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pradeep Kumar Agrawal told that several primary schools have been converted into the English medium institutions and claimed more schools would be added in this category in the coming days. He asked the officials of education department to also share the same information of schools with MLAs.
In the meeting, MP underscored the need for sensitising parents, schools children and others about POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act 2012 after which DC told the education department to ask the school for holding awareness seminars and parent meets exclusively on POCSO Act so that they were well versed with the provisions of the Act and the rights in the coming weeks.
DC also told MLAs that they can also visit the government schools and can give their feedback on the quality of the food being served to the students as Mid-Day Meal.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included MP Dr Amar Singh, District Planning Board Chairman Mr Malkeet Singh Dakha, MLAs Mr Sanjay Talwar, Mr Sarbjeet Kaur Manuke, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Mrs Amrit Singh, Political Secretary to CM Capt Sandeep Singh Sandhu and other officials were present during the meeting.