Guwahati: Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal on Tuesday held a video conference with the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of all districts and reviewed the law and order situation before the forthcoming Durga Puja festivities, the COVID19 scenario and the rate of Aadhaar enrolment in the districts among others.
Saying that Aadhaar enrolment has become very important to derive benefit of the central government schemes, the Chief Minister asked the DCs to take steps to speed up the rate of enrolment as several districts have been performing very poorly in enrolment.
He directed the DCs to engage more private vendors to carry out the Aadhaar enrolment expediently and removing those vendors delaying the process so that hundred percent enrolments can be achieved by the year end.
The minister also stressed on the need to engage local youths in the process for creation of income opportunities while speeding up the process. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central government’s act of making Aadhaar registration mandatory for Central Government schemes, Sonowal said that it is a step to prevent middlemen from siphoning off money meant for the poor and he asked the DCs to give utmost priority to increase rate of Aadhaar enrolment.
Appreciating the district administrations for their role in successfully providing land pattas to one lakh beneficiaries by the state government, Sonowal asked DCs to gear up for providing another one lakh land pattas within December this year.
Without land rights the indigenous people cannot assert themselves and DCs must take it as their moral responsibility to make this second phase of the historic initiative of the state government to provide land pattas to indigenous landless people a grand success like the first phase, he added.