Coming out stern, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that his government will have zero tolerance for corruption at any level and the guilty officials will be sacked immediately. He further declared that the UP government will start a toll-free corruption helpline number very soon.
This directives of Yogi came during his maiden inspection visit to Bundelkhand region. He not only held meeting with officials in Jhansi but also inspected a government school on the outskirts of the city, went around the district hospital and inspected `mandi samiti’ to get a first hand experience of the wheat purchase centres.
“This government means business. Bundelkhand has suffered because of lack of commitment of previous governments to ensure prosperity in this rugged region. I know previous regimes had sent money but it was siphoned off. It is my warning to officials to keep away from corruption. My government will not only suspend corrupt officials but also sack them from service,” Yogi said during his interaction session with officials at Vikas Bhawan.
The BJP government would soon start a toll-free Corruption helpline in the state where people would be able to lodge their complaints. The identity of the complainant would be kept secret.
“It is BJP’s commitment to weed out corruption from the system. The beginning has been made. We have told officials that ministers were working between 18-20 hours. Put in that much of labour,” he said.
Yogi also declared,” Bundelkhand will be connected with Delhi through a six-lane higway. Over 5 crore poor families will be given gas connections and all poor families will have electricity in their homes.”
“Officers should solve problems of people within three days. They should regularly carry out inspections of schools and hospitals to ensure regular attendance of teachers and doctors. Check the quality of mid-day meal served in schools and ensure that no villager was harassed in the name of PDS distribution. Before that, the officers should themselves come to office regularly. If they are punctual themselves they can ask their subordinates to be regular,” the CM said.
Yogi said that water was a big issue in the region and his government was alive to this problem. “Water woes of this region will end within next two years. We will speed up development and change the face of Bundelkhand within no time,” he said.
Through his maiden inspection after taking charge as CM, Yogi has given a political and administrative statement. Bundelkhand is important for BJP as in the last Assembly election, the party made a clean sweep winning all 19 Assembly seats. During the election campaign, the BJP brass had announced it will end poverty of this area and generate employment.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister visited a primary school in Takori village of Jhansi and interacted with students and teachers. He also tasted mid-day meal served there. Yogi also inspected a wheat purchase centre and visited a pond to oversee water conservation project.