CM Directs to all departments for Comprehensive Action Plan

Itanagar

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has directed all minister in-charges of various departments to devise Comprehensive Action Plan and furnish the same by 10th May next for compilation and onward submission to the PMO and NITI Aayog, which is required for monitoring at their end.

In separate letters to each minister/parliamentary secretary in-charges, Khandu informed that in the recently held 3rd Governing Council meeting of the NITI Aayog in New Delhi on 23rd April, 2017, chaired by the Prime Minister, the status of implementation and related issues of all Centrally Sponsored Schemes as well as prominent Projects of the State were discussed.

He said the Prime Minister has firmly directed to ensure implementation of all the Schemes/issues as per the timeline and target so fixed.

Quoting the Prime Minister, Khandu said, “States are the most important constituents of ‘Team India’ and the nation can progress only when the States progress.”

“For successful implementation of all the schemes of your Departments on time, a Comprehensive Action Plan may be drawn by indicating targets, timelines and the expected outcomes of both the CSS and State Sector Schemes,” Khandu wrote.

The schemes/programmes on which the Chief Minister emphasized are as follows:

Digital Payment: State should work on Digital payment Mission under which all the Government/Semi-Government Offices/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies should receive payment on Digital platform.

Aadhaar & Direct Benefits Transfers (DBT): Aadhaar saturation in the State is only 65%. Efforts should be made to make it over 90% in next few months. The State should actively use Aadhaar as an identifier for providing services and Direct Benefits Transfers under different schemes.

Swachh Bharat: The State should put efforts for completing all 29 ULBs Open Defecation Free by 2nd October 2019.

Prime Minister Awas Yojana (Urban): Under PMAY (Urban) only 21.6% demand has been taken up. State Govt. is required to send proposal for at least 5,000 to saturate the demand for houses during 2017-18. State should also expedite completion of sanctioned houses.

Railways: The State should expedite land acquisition of 163 hectare for 23.55 Kms of Murkongselek – Pasighat new Rail Line.

Swachh Bharat (Gramin): In Arunachal Pradesh only 1,804 villages (32%) out of 5,530 villages are declared Open Defecation Free. The State should put efforts under Swatchh Bharat (Gramin) Scheme to ensure 100% defecation free villages by 2019.

Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP): The programme envisages replacing conventional street lights with smart and energy efficient street lights by March, 2019.

Status of Village Electrification: Number of un-electrified villages as on 31/03/2015 = 1578 Nos. Balance villages left for electrification as on 20/04/2017 = 1229 Nos. The work of electrification to be completed as per target date.

Employment Generation: State need to focus on Skill Development Programmes, Labour Reforms and other activities to boost employment generation. Submit proposals timely under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). Encourage youth to participate in National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), wherein, 25% of the prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs.1,500/- per candidate per month is reimbursed to the employer by Govt. of India. Make best utilization of ‘Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY)’, wherein Govt. of India pays 8.33% EPF contribution for the new employment for 3 years (12% for textile sector).

Labour Reforms: State to reduce number of registers and forms to be maintained under various labour laws and digitize; and on board Shram Suvidha Portal. Adopting Model Shops and Establishment Bill, 2016. Providing women workers in the night shift with adequate safety provisions.

Utilisation of construction workers cess: Union Government has been urging States from time to time for proper utilization of state collection as per the provisions of the Act of 1996, for the welfare and upliftment of the construction workers.

Education: A transparent Transfer Policy, for Teachers using IT. The State may like to learn from Haryana’s Policy and implement a transparent system for transfers of Teachers in the State. State to ensure Aadhaar enrolment of 100% students in Schools by June, 2017.

Soil Health Card: Arunachal Pradesh need to improve on (i) Collection of samples; (ii) Sample testing; & Distribution of Soil Health Cards.

E-NAM: e-NAM Projects needs to be pushed so that farmers are able to get proper price for their produce. States needs to undertake three reforms for e-NAM. i) E-Trading, ii) Single point levy of market fee across the State and iii) Single trading license across the State.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: Notify the scheme digitally on the Crop Insurance Portal. Adopt Crop Cutting Experiments (CCE) Agri App/Smart Phones, which are mandatory and coordinate with Insurance Companies to ensure their presence at CCE locations. This will ensure quick settlement of claims. Ensure adequate provisioning of budget and timely release of States share of premium subsidy. Publicity & awareness campaigns and use of Common Service Centres (CSC) for enrolling non-loanee farmers.

Agriculture Market Reforms: Setting up of Markets in private sector. Direct Marketing (direct purchase of produce from farmers by processors/exporters/bulk buyer, etc outside the market yard). Farmer – Consumer market (direct sale by farmers to consumers) to be set up by a person other than a Market Committee. Contract Farming.

Employment Generation: State need to focus on Skill Development Programmes, Labour Reforms and other activities to boost employment generation. Submit proposals timely under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). Encourage youth to participate in National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), wherein, 25% of the prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs.1,500/- per candidate per month is reimbursed to the employer by Govt. of India. Make best utilization of ‘Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY)’, wherein Govt. of India pays 8.33% EPF contribution for the new employment for 3 years (12% for textile sector).