Official punished for road work delay
A forest official of Bundi was put on awaiting posting order (APO) on Saturday for putting hurdles to road construction.
While reviewing road work in Bundi, chief minister Vasundhara Raje was informed that assistant conservator of forests (ACF) Ganshyam Gupta stopped construction of a bypass -- from Nainwa road to national highway 52 – over land acquisition.
An annoyed Raje ordered that Gupta be put on APO – a punishment for negligence.
She held a meeting with officials, which lasted for more than five hours, as part of ‘Aapka Zila Aapki Sarkar’ campaign in Bundi.
Urban development and housing minister Shrichand Kriplani, food and civil supply minister Babulal Verma and Kota-Bundi MP Om Birla attended the meeting on the concluding day of the three-day drive.
Raje said action would be taken against the officials would create obstacles in execution of development works.
Earlier in the day, the chief minister inspected the restoration work of a stepwell, Rani ji ki Baori, under Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Yojana.
Raje said canals were in bad shape and water was not reaching farmers as Command Area Development (CAD) officials were not utilising funds for maintenance.
The state government has facilitated denotification of Bundi as a forest area, the chief minister told reporters. Denotification will help execution of development work.
She blamed the previous Congress government for burdening the state with huge debts.
Raje on Friday made a series of surprise visits to governmentrun schools, hostels and other institutions in Bundi to take stock of developmental projects.
She also had lunch at the house of Babulal Bairwa, a Dalit in Matunda village.