Launching an anti-corruption portal to hit corrupt practices in government offices and announcing to waive off government royalty on mud for the farmers, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Monday completed its first anniversary, with a promise to provide four lakh government jobs in the next fiscal, along with providing one million houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The celebrations were a low key affair as except for BJP national general secretary Anil Jain, who is also the Rajya Sabha candidate from the state, no Union Minister or party leader was present at the function, which showcased a brief cultural programme on the traditional folk dance of the state. With Governor Ram Naik being the chief guest on the occasion, the function held at Lok Bhawan in the state capital, saw Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presenting the 'report card' of one year achievements of his government, besides announcing schemes for the next fiscal.
"The government has zero tolerance towards corruption and during the past one year, 192 officials were either forced to retire or sacked for corrupt practices. Besides, departmental proceedings were underway against 415 officials," the CM said, while inaugurating the anti-corruption portal, which will be available in the Jan Suvidha website of the government. The portal would have facilities for the complainants to load videos, while their identity would be kept secret, Adityanath added.
He said the government has decided to waive off royalty on mud for the peasants from April 1. Earlier, a farmer was allowed to take 10 trolley of mud for personal use, he noted. "If kiln owner reduce the rate of brick, then government can consider to waive off the mud royalty for them too," he said, amid lauding by BJP leaders. Further announcing that the government will open jobs in 64 government departments in the next fiscal to fill up around four lakh posts, Adityanath said that several thousand posts in the police, local bodies, and other departments would be out for the people to grab.
"The successful investors meet held in February has started showing results. In March 2018, MoUs to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore have been implemented, while MoUs of similar amount would be implemented in April. The total MoUs signed during the meet were worth Rs 4.68 lakh crore," the CM disclosed. He also claimed that during this fiscal, around eight lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana have been completed, while in the next fiscal, the government has fixed a target to construct one million houses for the poor in both rural and urban areas, under the scheme. (UNI)