Aiming to improve efficiency in government offices in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the installation of biometric attendance machines at block level offices. The announcement was made via an official statement that read, “Efforts should be made to ensure that a biometric system of attendance is installed up to 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 also said that it is extremely important to achieve the goals set under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He ordered the officials to look into the needs of around 5.73 lakh households that would benefit from the scheme. Discussions were also held regarding the linking of payments of all Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (MNREGS) workers with the Aadhaar-based scheme. The CM also asked officials to submit reports related to various water schemes in the state such as the National Rural Drinking Water Programme, the World Bank-aided ‘Neer Nirmal’ and the Rajya Grameen Payjal Yojana.
“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.