Mamata calls for solution of faulty certificate woes
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed the East Burdwan district administration to launch awareness campaigns on cleanliness and resolve the problems that have cropped up over the issuance of faulty certificates given by the state government. Banerjee chaired the administrative review meeting of East Burdwan at Sanskriti Lokmancha on Monday afternoon.
She said some data operators with vested interests are entering wrong spellings of names of individuals in the data bank on the basis of which certificates are being issued. As a result, the persons who have received erroneous certificates are running from pillar to post to get them rectified.
"I have received complaints that many people have received faulty digital ration cards which have prevented them from withdrawing food grains. The administration takes a long time to rectify them. The owners of ration shops take advantage of the situation and sell food grains in the market," she said, adding: "There are some data operators who are entering faulty information in the data bank deliberately to defame the state government, because of their allegiance to the political party which used to rule the state earlier. The confusion creates confrontation and attempts are made to defame Trinamool Congress."
The Chief Minister said some officials are unnecessarily harassing those who come for SC and ST certificates. They are asking for documents that are not required. She instructed the district administration to hold special camps to rectify the mistakes.
"Hold the camps adjacent to the offices of the Block Development Officers and ask those affected to come there to rectify the errors through the public address system," she said.
Banerjee also asked the district administration to intensify campaigns on cleanliness drives, stating: "For the success of the drives, cooperation of the residents is required. They should keep their houses clean and ensure that the overhead tanks and underground reservoirs are properly covered and there are no patches of accumulated water on the roof."
She asked Firhad Hakim, state minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, to deploy drones to check the rooftops. "Deploy drones in North 24-Parganas first and then at other areas to control dengue," Banerjee added.
She instructed the district administration to expedite the construction of houses under Bangla Aabas Yojna. "Hold a meeting and tell the beneficiaries that they are entitled to get Rs 1.20 lakh for the house and mention how the money will be given to them to avoid any confusion," she said.
Banerjee added that a stoppage for state-run buses will be built at Misti hub to help the passengers buy Sitabhog and Mihidana, the two famous sweets of Burdwan. All the shops at the hub could not be opened as the shop owners are not getting enough buyers. They feel that once the passengers of state-run buses visit the hub, the sale of sweets will go up automatically.
Banerjee also laid the foundation stone of many projects and inaugurated the ones that have been completed.