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On day one, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tells bureaucrats to perform

Sought a roadmap for ‘good governance and transparency’ for all departments

IANS
18:35 March 20, 2017
Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed senior officials of the state to prepare a roadmap for “good governance and transparency” for all departments.

Presiding over a meeting of the officials, Yogi handed them the Bharatiya Janata Party’s vision document — Sankalp Patra — for the 2017 state assembly elections, and asked the bureaucrats to study the document and ensure its “speedy and complete implementation”.

He directed officials to declare their assets within 15 days, a day after issuing a similar order to his ministers.

At his first interaction with senior officials in Lok Bhawan, the chief minister also instructed them to ensure implementation of BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ (manifesto).

“It was an introductory meeting with UP government officials. The officials were told that the Sankalp Patra has to be implemented,” Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was also present, told reporters after the meeting.

The chief minister also asked officials to declare their assets — immovable and movable — within 15 days, Maurya said. The meeting was attended by around 65 senior officials.

The officials were given a copy of BJP’s Sankalp Patra and instructions have been issued to them to prepare a roadmap for their respective departments, a senior BJP leader said.

“As uprooting corruption is the main agenda of our party, the CM in his first introductory meeting with his new ministers directed them to give details of their income, movable and immovable properties with 15 days,” cabinet minister Srikant Sharma had said here Sunday.

Officials present at the meeting said that the “maiden meeting with the new CM was good” though it had its “share of anxious moments”.

They pointed out that they knew very little about the new Chief Minister, who is known for his firebrand Hindutva-oriented politics.

Yogi also asked policemen to ensure that law and order situation in the state improved within a week.

He referred to the late-night killing of a BSP leader in Allahabad and directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to bring the guilty to book. The Chief Minister was slated to attend a high tea hosted by Governor Ram Naik at Raj Bavan for the new ministers.

Earlier in the day, Yogi moved into the official chief minister’s residence at 5, Kalidas Marg.

The heavily guarded CM’s residence, was occupied by former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for more than five years.

The sprawling bungalow will now be home to the 44-year-old chief minister, who is a bachelor, and some of his companions of many years, who, an insider said, would take care of the “routine puja-paath”.

Before moving into the 5, Kalidas Marg, the chief minister spent the night at a luxury suite in the state’s VVIP Guest House, where many senior officials visited him and sought directions.

Prominent among those who visited him included Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, Director General of Police Javeed Ahmad, senior Indian Police Service officer Sultan Singh and Surya Kumar Shukla.