Bid to boost Rural governance
GUWAHATI (July 28, 2014)
In an effort to add momentum to development initiatives at the grassroots,
the State Government has decided to improve manpower and infrastructure
at the block level.
Addressing mediapersons here today, Panchayat and Rural Development
Minister Rockybul Hussain said the Government is keen to ensure all
the welfare projects for the grassroots people are implemented without
any hassle and for this his department has chalked out a two-pronged
approach - to increase manpower through promotion and recruitment
and improve infrastructure.
"The posts of around 80 BDOs had been lying vacant for long.
Today we promoted 61 extension officers to the vacant posts,"
said Hussain, adding that 40 per cent of the vacant posts in the department
would be filled up through promotion and 60 per cent would be filled
up through direct recruitment.
Hussain informed that direct recruitment of BDOs would be made through
Hussain said his department was focused on decentralisation of power
and empowering the panchayats as per the Purkayastha Committee recommendations.
Courtesy: by office release.