Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, MLA Bamang Felix, Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin and Commissioner Finance visited the Arunachal Bhavan here at Navi Mumbai on Saturday.
Khandu met officers posted in the bhavan and also interacted with students and visitors staying there. He took minute details of all hiccups being faced in smooth functioning of the bhavan, which is frequented mostly by cancer patients from the state for treatment in specialized hospitals of Mumbai and students studying across Maharashtra.
To set the administration right, Khandu directed the Office of the Resident Commissioner, New Delhi to take over the charge of Arunachal Bhavan, Mumbai and appointed Deputy Resident Commissioner, Delhi, K N Damo as in-charge.
On Khandu’s direction, the government has opened a Head of Account specifically for the Mumbai Arunachal Bhavan. This would streamline financial transaction of the bhavan administration and equip its office with financial independence.
Funds have been placed so that essential needs such as electricity and water bills are paid on time, he assured while putting in place a permanent solution to the recurring and major issue of pending bills. Khandu also assured that a system is being put in place for long term solution to all major and minor issues confronting the functioning of the bhavan.
Taking note of difficulties faced by cancer patients, the Chief Minister also mooted a mechanism for to and fro transportation of patients between Arunachal Bhavan and major hospitals in the city.