For the first time, around 50 students of Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) will get a chance to witness an administrative review meeting to be held in Howrah on Friday conducted by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the manner in which she will address the problems and the issues.
Since the Chief Minister had started holding administrative review meetings, students from the university will be allowed to be present for the first time.
During her administrative meeting in Nadia a few days ago, the Chief Minister had received a proposal to allow students from schools, colleges and universities to experience how she co-ordinated an administrative review meeting to ensure overall development of the state. She immediately accepted the proposal and asked the concerned officials to look into the matter.
To know how the Parliamentary democracy system functions in India, the students will be allowed to enter and observe the proceedings of the state Assembly when it is in session following permission given by the Speaker. Everyday some students from different schools and educational institutions will visit the Assembly to see the proceedings.
The top brass of all departments of the state government along with the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Director General of Police are present in the administrative review meetings in the districts. Officials from the districts, representatives from the zilla parishad and local civic bodies also remain present where the Chief Minister takes stock of the progress regarding various ongoing projects in the respective districts.
In these meetings, the Chief Minister also listens to the problems existing in the respective district where the meeting is being held. Usually, the district authorities and all the departments prepare a report containing data on the progress of different projects and submit it to the Chief Minister to have a prior look before the meeting. In case, implementation of any project in any district is found unsatisfactory, then the concerned official is pulled up in the meeting itself and the Chief Minister helps them to prepare a roadmap for better implementation of the same.
Beginning from the one in Howrah, students from educational institutions will also be present in all the administrative review meetings. According to an official of the state government, on Friday, around 50 students will be present in the meeting and they will be observing the proceedings. The administrative review meeting in Howrah is scheduled to begin at around 1 am on Friday and will take place at Sarat Sadan in central Howrah.