Policemen in civil clothes to be deployed in mamlatdar offices: CM

MAPUSA: Coming down heavily on rampant corruption existing in mamlatdar offices in the state, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Thursday, said that he would be deploying policemen in civil clothes and CID personnel, who would keep track of the activities going on there and come and report straight to him and this would be done to ease the common man and lessen the evil of corruption.

Mr Parrikar was speaking after launching Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan for Bardez.

"I am committed to root out this evil from mamlatdar offices and I shall shortly depute policemen who will report to me what is happening. We had stressed on providing governance which would have zero tolerance for corruption and we will deliver on our promise," he said.

Mr Parrikar along with the Urban Development Minister, Mr Francis D’Souza, Water Resources Minister, Mr Dayanand  Mandrekar, Tourism Minister, Mr Dilip Parulekar and the MLAs of Bardez taluka launched the block level Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan for the Bardez taluka on Thursday in the presence of the panchayat members and the representatives from the various villages of the taluka. At  the function organised at Bodgeshwar hall the action plan for the village panchayats for the implementation of NBA at the village panchayat level was launched.

Mr Parrikar said that PWD should  also sincerely implement the programme for its grand success in the state.

"PWD workers should take the programme seriously and sincerely, they should spread education about various schemes under the programme," he said.

The PWD Minister, Mr Sudin Dhavlikar said that within next two years the programme will be made successful in the state.

"Around 90,000 toilets at anganwadis, schools and at the needy houses will be constructed under the Health Act," Mr Dhavlikar said.

"Environment and water resources need to be protected, water storage tanks will be also provided by the government," he said. The Urban Development Minister said that with the increasing population and tourist arrival in the state, garbage management has become a challenge and people should treat it as their own concern and not the sole responsibility of the government.

Mr Mandrekar said that Bardez taluka is not getting enough water supply because of the leakages and that PWD should pay attention to that problem.