: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein today exhorted the secretaries and commissioners of the state to have a focused approach for accelerating the pace of development in their respective departments.
Planning and monitoring of works is crucial, he said, at a high-level meeting with the commissioners and secretaries of all the state government departments, convened to identify key projects that are to be communicated to the Centre for incorporating in the Union Budget 2018-19 in his office here.
He asked the senior bureaucrats of the state to propose innovative schemes for inclusion in the Union Budget, an official communiqu said.
While stressing the need for proper implementation and monitoring of all the centrally sponsored schemes, the deputy chief minister appealed to the bureaucrats to work hard to realize the objectives set in Vision 2020 and New India Movement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
We can no longer remain in the old system of working in the present competitive world but have to upgrade ourselves in this age of Information Technology to catch up with the rest of the nation, he said.
Development Commissioner for Finance, Planning & Investment Ashish Kundra, in his introductory speech highlighted the objectives of the meeting.
He suggested the proposals to be sent to the Centre in a consolidated form.
Commissioners and secretaries of all the departments attended the meeting, the communiqu added.