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Drive to look into govt schemes

BALURGHAT: To inspect various schemes undertaken by state government and infrastructure and qualitative assessment of government service delivery, South Dinajpur district administration launched a special fortnightly drive 'Paridarshan Abhiyan' from November 1, which will continue till November 15.

District magistrate Nikhil Nirmal said: "The drive will inspect the progress of different schemes undertaken by the state and look into all-round development of backward people. A total 46 WBCS officers, IAS probationer, including the concerned district magistrate, are being involved with the visiting team to inspect various state-run institutions where the government schemes are running covering all eight blocks. The officers will examine the quality of government service delivery."

According to him, officers will visit their assigned Gram Panchayats and inspect one Gram Panchayat office compulsorily. Officers who have been assigned for civic areas will visit and inspect any five sectors, including state-run educational institutions, ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) centre, MR (Marginal Ration) shop, community toilets and public toilets (covering one ward), Houses-For-All (covering one ward), health sub-centre and hospital.

During the visit, according to the officials, the inspecting officers shall try to assess the quality of the services being rendered through the concerned government scheme/institution by interacting with the beneficiaries and general public who take recourse to the said institution for service delivery. "For example, in case of MGNREGA work, the inspecting officers will interact with the Job Card holders engaged in the work. Similarly, for schools and ICDS centres, they will interact with the children and parents. For MR shops, the officers will interact with the beneficiaries taking ration from the said shop etc," said district nodal officer, Mahadyuti Adhikary.

The officers will submit their reports on November 19 and provide a presentation on the same on November 21.

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