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Install biometric system in all offices upto Block level: Yogi

Install biometric system in all offices upto Block level: Yogi
To ensure all government employees reach work on time, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed that a biometric attendance system be put in place in offices upto the block level.

Adityanath's instructions came during a meeting with officials of the rural development department late on Saturday night.

"Efforts should be made to ensure that a biometric system of attendance is installed upto the block level. Apart from this, a board be put up at every village panchayat, which will have information about contact details of the village pradhan and details of the ongoing works," Adityanath said as per an official statement.

The chief minister said that the targets of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana should be achieved.

All the works pertaining to registration, uploading of photographs and approval of housing units for 5.73 lakh families eligible under this scheme must be completed at the earliest.

"The Centre will be requested to incorporate eligible families, which have been left out," he said.

Emphasising on transparency in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (MNREGS), Adityanath said that active workers should be linked with Aadhaar-based payment system.

The Chief Minister also sought information about the National Rural Drinking Water Programme, World Bank-aided 'Neer Nirmal' and Rajya Grameen Payjal Yojana among other schemes.

"Apart from Bundelkhand, piped water supply schemes should be implemented in other parts of the state. To address the problems of drinking water scarcity in Bundelkhand, repair works pertaining to hand-pumps along with re-boring should be done," Adityanath said.

He also said that 160 piped water supply schemes in 31 districts should be completed to ensure water supply.

"Installation of new hand-pumps and re-boring of existing hand-pumps under the quota of MLAs and MLCs should be completed after taking their consent," he said.

He also directed that Samagra Gram Vikas Department be merged with Rural Development department.

Ready to give 6-mnth honeymoon period to Adityanath govt: Cong

The Uttar Pradesh Congress on Sunday said it was ready to give six-month "honeymoon" period to the Yogi Adityanath government before scrutinising its work and schemes, and promised to act as a "vigilant watchman".

"The BJP government is in a honeymoon mode, and we are ready to give it a six-month honeymoon period after which the Congress will start scrutinising its work and schemes," UP Congress spokesperson Ashok Singh told PTI.

He also said that the party will act as a "vigilant watchman" and would not allow the BJP government to take any anti-people measures.

Countering the Congress' "honeymoon period" remark, state BJP spokesperson Manish Shukla said "The Yogi Adityanath government had never allowed itself to slip into the honeymoon mode. It was in working mode from day one. This can be easily substantiated by the late night departmental presentations made to the Chief Minister."

Singh, on the issue of the Congress' poor performance, said that the party was preparing for the polls to the civic bodies, and "is confident of putting up good show".

Speaking the low morale of the party workers, he said that when the results do not match with your efforts, "the morale and mood certainly takes a dip. But, I am sure that the clouds of despair will vanish, and we will bounce back strongly."
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