State Govt officials asked to route files through Advisors

State Govt officials asked to route files through Advisors
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CM stresses on working relationship

Dimapur, July 20: The Government of Nagaland has asked Government officials to route files through Advisors.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has appointed 20 legislators from the ruling coalition as Advisors, each attached to one or more State Government departments.
At a coordination meeting attended by Chief Minister, Ministers, Advisers, AHoDs and HoDs in the conference hall of Civil Secretariat, Kohima today, Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy reiterated and reminded the officials of the procedure of routing files through the advisers.
The meeting was convened to discuss improvement in good governance.
In the meeting, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio also asserted the need to develop working relationship among administrative heads, heads of departments and the elected members.
“It’s high time for the working relationship to develop so that we can serve our state,” he.
The CM said that elected members should give their tour programmes to the Chief Minister’s Office and AHoDs and HoDs to their respective Ministers and advisors so that if any work arises one can be contacted. He also revealed plan to bring out the best and the worst performing departments, which can be announced on Independence Day or Republic Day.
In the meeting, Rio also expressed the need to expedite the implementation of NST bus service from Dimapur to Chumukedima, introduction of pink bus for women in Dimapur and Kohima and biometric attendance installation in the departments.
Rio also stressed the urgent need to implement New Sports Policy, Tourism Policy and measures for differently-abled persons.
The CM also raised concern regarding allotment of public land to private individuals, saying “if Nagas as a whole gain all individuals will gain, but even if individuals gain and Nagas lose we will all ultimately lose. No more encroaching the nullahs, footpaths etc. We have to think big and let the multi national companies come,” he stated.
Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy also directed all the departments to give the report of their innovative programme achievements latest by July 24.
Ministers and advisors present also shared their concerns and suggestions for improvement of the working system of the Government and called on the senior bureaucrats and technocrats to unitedly work for the welfare of the people and progress of the State. (Page News Service)