Democracy is the Best form of Government: CM Sarma

Dispur: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for “minimum government and maximum governance”, the thrust of the state government would be the realization of “Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya”.

Addressing the senior officers, the CM said that democracy is the best form of government and when people get frustrated with the system anarchy prevails which ultimately leads to agitation. “Therefore, the government machinery should be very cautious and work with utmost commitment for fulfilling the aspirations of the people. Keeping this in view, the workshop was organized to bring in systematic reform to take the government closer to people and to ensure effective implementation of government schemes”, he added.

While outlining the “priority” of his government, the Chief Minister said that the next 5 years should be the beginning of a new era in Assam.

He said that all senior officers have tremendous potentiality and they should utilize this for the welfare of the people.

He moreover said that government should be citizen-friendly and addressing the needs and concerns of the people should be the prime duty of the government. While performing this duty there should be no delay as delay means denial and citizens should not face any hardship due to negligence of the government servants, the Chief Minister added.

The Chief Minister further said that in the performance index, some departments have moved forward from good to better and now it is the time to achieve the best. Systematic reforms in governance should be the goal; Sarma said with a call for procedural simplification in disposing of government matters and urged the officers to do away with the archaic file management system.

The CM directed to come up with a roadmap for expeditious disposal of files and bring in a system that effectively eliminates red-tapism. He also asked the officers to take necessary steps for framing new rules, if there is any need to ensure speedy disposal of files.

Further in tandem with the vision of the state government to make Assam one of the five best states of the country, the Chief Minister urged all senior officers to work collectively. He also stressed on speedy implementation of the e-office management system at Janata Bhawan and at district offices along with developing a better work environment.


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