Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Chairs First Cabinet Meeting After Taking Oath

Also laid the foundation for building a Viksit Arunachal in the next five years. 

ITANAGAR-  ​Chief Minister Pema Khandu after being sworn-in this morning, immediately got to work by convening the first Cabinet meeting in the afternoon and lay the foundation for building a Viksit Arunachal in the next five years.

Building on the foundations laid by the Pema Khandu Government in the past few years, the new Government has pledged itself to a transformative reform agenda for the next 5 years. As the first step of this journey, the Cabinet today rolled out Reforms 3.0, identifying 24 citizen centric initiatives as part of the transformative journey touching citizens lives and aspirations and directed all Departments to implement these initiatives in letter and spirit.


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Top priority has been accorded to Governance Reforms with decision to achieve 100% digitalization of the Finance and Planning Departments to enable all Government payments only through digital mode. Bottom-up Planning process will be initiated for effective development and preparation of district-level consultative Vision Plans.

To improve last mile service delivery, Offices of the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners will be strengthened. Committee of Secretaries will be set up to examine the existing compliances and recommend steps to enhance ease of living and ease of doing business including repeal of old and archaic laws.

The Cabinet approved creating a Golden Repository of citizen data of the State to ensure pro-active scheme enrolment with no/minimal enrolment process for citizens. A policy think tank, Institute for Transforming Arunachal (ITA) will be constituted to drive innovation in governance and enable socio-economic transformation.

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Further, an Administrative Reforms Commission will be notified to  examine and provide recommendations for improved organizational structure, recruitment and staffing policies to build a lean, efficient and agile administrative structure with maximum adoption of technology.

In order to provide enhanced quality of life to citizens, the Cabinet resolved to ensure 100% physical and digital connectivity to all unconnected villages and Administrative Headquarters for which a detailed action plan will be prepared. In line with the National Education Policy, 2020 that envisionsuniversal access to education, improve learning outcomes and pass percentages of students, develop 21st century skills amongst students and improve efficiency and efficacy of teacher training, a implementation road map of the policy will be prepared.

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The government will formulate a Policy enabling top educational institutions to setup campuses in Arunachal Pradesh and also encourage participation of Community Based Organizations, NGOs and other CSOs in the field of education. The Dulari Kanya Scheme will be revamped to provide incentive to every girl child from Arunachal Pradesh to encourage enrollment in Graduation or Professional Courses.

An action plan for 21,000 plus women to become LakhpatiDidis over the next 5 years, earning an annual income of more than Rs. 1,00,000 and achieve a higher standard will be made. The government will formulate a new farm-to-fork Agricultural and Horticultural Policy to unlocl the agri-allied sector potential of the state.

The Chief Minister Social Security Scheme will be revamped for wider coverage of beneficiaries and timely coverage of beneficiaries such as widows, elderly and Divyangsto ensure their dignity of life and improve their quality of life. The government will work towards 100% saturation of DBT for all Schemes ensuring targeted and timely payments to beneficiaries.

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Digital Asset Inventory will be created for all public infrastructure, especially schools, hospitals (SHCs, PHCs, District Hospitals), Anganwadi Kendras etc. for proper planning and utilisation of public assets.

The Cabinet also decided to create a new Master Plan to make Itanagar-Naharlagun twin capital city future-ready and improve urban liveability.

To fulfil aspirations of the youth, the government will identify and list vacancies in all Departments for preparation of annual recruitment calendars. The SEE Trinity (Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Employment) will be launchedto completely reorient the entire ecosystem in the interest of youth and provide 25,000+ employment and self-employment opportunities to the youths in next 5 Years.

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Chairs First Cabinet Meeting After Taking Oath

Besides launching the Arunachal Olympic Sports Mission enabling participation of sportspersons from Arunachal in 2028 and 2032 Olympic Games, the government will dedicate to the youth an innovative Youth Policy, focusing on youth aspirations, education, skilling, health including mental health, entrepreneurial aspirations, community involvement, participation in governance mechanisms etc.

In order to attract investment a new Arunachal Industrial Policy will be introduced by dovetailing with UNNATI Scheme launched by Government of India. Also on cards is notification of a new ‘Arunachal Pradesh Handloom and Handicrafts Policy’ and ‘One Tribe, One Weave Mission’ to protect and promote indigenous textiles, handicrafts which is expected to provideenhanced incomes for artisans, market linkages and enabling applications for Geographical Indication (GI) tags.

A new Tourism Policy will also be launched that will include film, farm, wine and eco-tourism and homestay to provide holistic experiences to domestic and foreign tourists and attract investments and provide employment opportunities for the youths.

The Cabinet recommended for appointment of a Pro-temSpeaker. The Council of Ministers also recommended for the commencement of the first Assembly Session of the 8thLegislative Assembly on 14th June 2024 for administrating Oath to Members of Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh and election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.


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