Siliguri, 29th September: The State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an administrative meeting today with the officials of Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts in Siliguri's Uttar Kanya. The CM discussed various issues with the district magistrates and administrative officials of both the districts during the meeting. On the other hand, she made it clear that no negligence in government work will be tolerated from now on.
The CM is visiting North Bengal after eight months. She launched a project named ‘Cha Sundori’ (literal meaning: beautiful tea) in which around 3,694 families of the workers of the 7 closed tea gardens in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri will get new homes. Reportedly, 500 crore rupees have been allocated for the said project.
On the other hand, she asked the administrative officials to be careful regarding several fake news being spread on social media. She asked the police officials to keep strict surveillance on this matter. She stated that a few days ago, fraudulent news regarding the demolition of a temple in Malda had surfaced on social media. Hence, she directed the police to be especially vigilant and to make the general public aware of the issue.
In view of the ongoing pandemic, Banerjee also asked the health workers to be extra careful during Durga Puja season. Besides, she directed to make arrangements regarding quicker COVID-19 test reports.
On the other hand, for the convenience of the refugees, the Chief Minister announced that self-declaration certificate will be enough to apply for government work. "No other certificate will be required," Banerjee added.
Besides, she also made it clear that any negligence in government work will not be tolerated and no one's pension can be withheld.
The Chief Minister also expressed outrage over the central government's farm bill and stated that due to the bill, farmers will face various problems in the future.
"The farm laws will devastate the farmers of the country. It will only help the hoarders. The laws will not serve the interest of the farmers. We will soon convene a meeting of officials to see what can be done to protect the interest of the farmers," she said.