Dikshit asks bureaucracy to hasten Commonwealth Games works

January 7th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday called upon officials of the state government to accelerate the pace of development and adopt result-oriented measures as the city gets ready to host the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in 2010. “The people of Delhi have given a historic mandate to my government by electing it for the third time in succession. It has to be honoured and calls for dedicated, planned, honest, technologically sound and sustained effort to deliver the required services through transparent and collaborative administration,” said Dikshit while delivering her annual address at a meet attended by state officials and ministers.

She laid stress on preparation of a five-year plan by all departments, better work culture and adopting a holistic approach.

Dikshit requested all secretaries and heads of departments to prepare a five-year action plan listing out specific milestones and indicators to be achieved at the end of each year.

“She said that all the action plans must be finalized, consolidated and integrated within a period of one month to optimise their potential,” a government official said.

The chief minister added that numerous projects for making Delhi ready for the 2010 CWG are on the anvil.

“We have to walk the extra mile to ensure that none of these projects remains unfinished by the time of the Games, as the prestige of our nation and our city is at stake. All the agencies involved in the infrastructure development for the Games related projects have to set up special monitoring mechanism to pre-empt any slip-up on the way,” she said.

She announced that the best performing department would be awarded a Chief Minister’s Trophy every year.

“The next two years are the most crucial…we have to present Delhi as a vibrant city, a city of life, colour and unparalleled charm to the world,” she added.

The chief minister asked officers to imbibe the work culture developed by the Delhi Metro and make the Delhi government more responsive.

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