Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be taking stock on the progress of work undertaken by all state government departments in the central level administrative review meeting scheduled to be held on Monday in the newly constructed meeting pavilion adjacent to the state secretariat, Nabanna.
The central level administrative review meeting used to take place in Town Hall every year. This is the first time when the venue has been shifted to the meeting hall near Nabanna.
The central level administrative review meeting is of great significance as the Chief Minister had directed most departments to expedite their work to complete all the ongoing projects within the set deadline. It is learnt that on Monday, she would be discussing the issue related to the completion of the projects after reviewing present status of the same.
The meeting is quite crucial as this is the last meeting of this scale before the state's biggest festival Durga Puja. Banerjee would urge everyone present in the meeting to provide necessary assistance so that no one faces any inconvenience during the Puja.
Ministers of all departments will be present in Monday's meeting. In district administrative meetings, mainly senior most officials of all departments along with two or three ministers, the Chief Secretary, the Home Secretary and the Director General of Police share the dais with the Chief Minister and they discuss issues with representatives and officials from the respective district. But in the central level administrative review meetings all ministers will be present.
There is seating capacity of around 1,000 people in the newly constructed centrally air-conditioned meeting pavilion. In the Town Hall, around 750 people used to attend the meeting. According to an official of the state secretariat, the place is spacious enough to hold the meeting.
The top brass of all the departments will be present in the meeting. Superintendents of Police and District Magistrates of all the 23 districts, Commissioners of all the police Commissionerates will also be attending it in which the Chief Minister will also discuss about the situation after the flood that had badly affected 11 districts in the state.
She may ask the concerned District Magistrates about the progress of work to support the flood-affected people. It may be mentioned that during the last Cabinet meeting that was held in Nabanna a few days ago, the Chief Minister had directed all departments to take up work in their own way to help the flood-affected people.
During the administrative review meetings in districts, the Chief Minister had been giving stress on proper implementation of schemes and that too within a stipulated time so that benefits reach people as early as possible. She would also take a stock on this in Monday's meeting.