The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 17
The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is taking many revolutionary steps to provide corruption-free administration and ensure quality development works in the state. Taking a step further in this direction, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has ordered an inspection and physical verification of the development works done during the last 5 years of the previous government. The minister said that the money given as grants to the villages is the people’s money, the loot of which will not be tolerated at all.
Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that the people have made complaints to the Rural Development Department regarding irregularities in the development works in the villages during the previous government, especially many complaints from the people of the constituencies of former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Charanjit Singh Channi and constituencies of many former ministers.
When this issue was discussed with the officials of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department during the meeting, the officials suggested that the inspection and physical verification of development works should be done.
Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that the department took a decision in the first phase to carry out physical inspection of the development works in the major 46 blocks of the state; the department has issued orders to depute 17 deputy chief executive officers for this inspection and physical verification. The officers have been directed to complete this work within three months so that appropriate action can be taken against those involved in the malpractices.
During the meeting, the Rural Development Minister said that people are of the view that if they complain to the authorities, they do not conduct a fair investigation and people do not get justice. Therefore, this time they have appointed officials from other districts in this matter so that the fair picture can emerge.
According to the orders issued by the Rural Development and Panchayat Department Ranjit Singh (Deputy CEO) SAS Nagar has been deputed to verify the Patiala district blocks Patiala, Nabha and Patiala Rural, Vaneet Kumar Sharma (Deputy CEO) Patiala to verify Rupnagar district blocks Morinda, Rupnagar and Chamkaur Sahib, Paramjit Singh (Deputy CEO) Sangrur to verify Sri Fatehgarh Sahib district Block Amloh, Shavinder Singh (Deputy CEO) Barnala to verify Malerkotla district blocks Malerkotla 1 and Ahmedgarh, Neeraj Kumar (DDPO Charge Deputy CEO) ) Hoshiarpur to verify S.A.S. district blocks Kharar and Majri, Rimpi Garg (Deputy CEO) Malerkotla to verify Sangrur district blocks Bhawanigarh and Sangrur, Sanjeev Kumar (Deputy CEO) Ferozpur to verify Ludhiana district blocks Khanna, Ludhiana 1 and Ludhiana 2, Dharmapal Singh (DDPO Charge Deputy CEO) Faridkot, to verify Kapurthala district blocks Dhillwan and Kapurthala, Sukhbir Kagaur (Deputy CEO) Jalandhar to verify Hoshiarpur district blocks Bhunga, Dasuha, Tanda, Hoshiarpur 1 and Hoshiarpur 2, Buddh Raj Singh (Deputy CEO) Amritsar Sahib to verify district Jalandhar blocks Jalandhar East and Roorka Kalan, Parampal Singh (DDPO- Charge Deputy CEO) Mansa to verify Gurdaspur district blocks Batala, Fatehgarh Churidi and Dinanagar, Gurdarshan Lal Kundal (BDPO Charge Deputy CEO) Pathankot to verify Gurdaspur district blocks Dorangal, Gurdaspur and Kahnuwan, Davinder Kumar (Deputy CEO) Rupnagar to verify Gurdaspur district blocks Dera Baba Nanak, Dhariwal and Kalanur, Gurpratap Singh (Deputy CEO) Kapurthala to verify Sri Amritsar Sahib district blocks Verka, Chaugavan and Harsha Chhina, Manmohan Singh (Deputy CEO) Gurdaspur to verify Ferozepur district blocks Guru Harshay, Mamdot and Ferozepur, Navneet Joshi (DDPO- Charge Deputy CEO) Patiala to verify Bathinda district blocks Bhakta Bhaika, Rampura Phool and Bathinda, Harmel Singh (Deputy CEO) Bathinda to verify Sri Muktsar Sahib district blocks Giddarbaha, Malot and Sri Muktsar Sahib.